Disaster Recovery in PA

When a natural disaster strikes, affected communities can coordinate with DCED to begin the recovery process.

The Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) provides access to many disaster recovery resources for individuals, local government officials, and communities that enable them to rebuild, enact preventative measures, and remain resilient after a natural disaster strikes. Learn more about available grants, federal programs, and insurance resources that are available for those who have experienced the effects of a natural disaster.

DCED Disaster Recovery Programs and Resources

Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)

The PA Department of Community & Economic Development administers two U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funding, which provide recovery support in 36 federally designated disaster areas impacted by Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene in 2011. DCED has allocated over $57 million in CDBG-DR to impacted communities.

Visit our CDBG-DR library to view action plans and resources related to disaster recovery in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Flood Maps & Insurance

DCED provides several resources for property owners and local government leaders to determine their flood risk, view the most recent flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs), and learn about associated flood insurance programs. Visit the Pennsylvania Flood Maps page to learn more about the resources and programs available.

State & Federal Disaster Recovery Resources

There are many disaster recovery resources — including plans, guides, and more — available through DCED’s Disaster Recovery Library. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also offers resources for the National Disaster Recovery Framework and programs and to see a complete list, visit the FEMA website. Individuals looking for assistance with recovery claim issues should visit the Pennsylvania Emergency Management website.