The Disaster Recovery Division of MEMA deals directly with local disaster victims. It guides cities and towns, as well as individuals, through the loss reimbursement process. This includes the distribution of federal and state disaster monies for individuals, cities and towns, state agencies and eligible non-profit organizations to assist in their recovery efforts to restore the areas to pre-disaster condition.

This division administers the Public Assistance (PA) and Individual Assistance (IA) programs, monitors applicants to ensure that they have completed the programs in their entirety, and provides a full accounting of funds received.

In conjunction with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Disaster Recovery Division administers and executes all state and federal Flood Mitigation Programs. The division implements mitigation projects by providing local governments with planning assistance, technical assistance and grant funding.


Hazard Mitigation Information
Floodplain Management
Public Assistance