Financial Recovery

Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery Briefing Paper 9

Money fuels community recovery and reconstruction. Every element of a disaster-impacted community will need funds to offset displacement costs and lost income, and to finance repairs and rebuilding.

This briefing paper outlines local government's important leadership role in understanding major disaster financing resources, getting a clear picture of the overall damages as well as the fiscal and economic impacts of a disaster on its entire community, developing a comprehensive plan to use a diverse set of financing tools, and ensuring that all financing approaches are accurate and well-documented.