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Below is a compilation of resources that can provide help and guidance for individuals, businesses and municipalities in recovering  from disaster and preparing for future events. Check back for more resources as this page will be updated


Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) supports the state of Connecticut in applying for federal funds through the National Disaster Resilience Competition for communities affected by natural disasters.

Community And Regional Resilience Institute helps communities understand and address their vulnerabilities to natural and man-made crises.

Disaster Distress Helpline – Coping With The Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

FEMA’S Recovery Support Functions serve municipal governments though problem solving and resource access.

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety promotes effective actions that strengthen homes, businesses, and communities against natural disasters and other causes of loss.

National Flood Insurance Program helps Americans insure against flood losses, which are not covered under standard homeowners insurance.

National Hazard Mitigation Association published a comprehensive summary of government and non-government programs that deal with “floods and other hazard.”   

National Preparedness Community is a FEMA-based, informational clearinghouse for general information, grants, training, specific disasters and more.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for “the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.”

National Research Council provides guidelines for community resilience efforts.

Ready.gov educates Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

StormSmart Coast is a resource for coastal communities in protecting and mitigating climate hazards.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit organization that focuses on policies promoting community resilience.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a federal authority aimed at building sustainable communities. Their Connecticut office has financial and informational resources for homeowners.

Connecticut 2014 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan meets federal guidelines and makes Connecticut eligible for federal funds in the event of a presidentially declared disaster under the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

Trust for Public Land is a nonprofit organization that helps government and philanthropic organizations preserve land for the public, including public parks and playgrounds. .

U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Services offers financial and technical assistance to farmers and those with ideas to innovate and conserve energy. 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is part of the federal government’s unified national response to disasters and emergencies and offers preparedness tips and useful links.

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