PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
Information and resources for dealing with the unexpected.
When a natural disaster strikes, communities that are affected can coordinate with DCED to begin the recovery process.
The commonwealth Recovery Resources Team (RRT), co-chaired by DCED, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), coordinates and strategically directs funding and other resources to address the long-term recovery of needs of communities that experienced a declared disaster.
The RRT recommends appropriate changes to recovery elements of the state and federal programs and may provided communities and organizations with additional assistance.
The Team consists of six working groups to address specific disaster needs: economic, infrastructure, community planning and capacity building, natural and cultural resources, housing, and health and social services.