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Disaster Recovery Branch

The Ohio EMA Disaster Recovery Branch (DRB) provides training, guidance, and technical assistance regarding supplemental disaster assistance programs. DRB provides guidance for damage assessment activities following disasters. The branch also has the responsibility for administering the following disaster assistance programs:

  • FEMA Individuals and Households Program
  • FEMA Public Assistance Program
  • State Individual Assistance Program
  • State Disaster Relief Program

These programs are designed to assist the public (state and local governments and certain eligible private non-profit organizations) and private (individuals and families) sectors following declared disasters. The Disaster Recovery Branch:

  • Administers disaster assistance programs for individual victims and for governmental entities
  • Coordinates local governments' requests for technical and financial assistance from the state following a local or gubernatorial disaster declaration
  • Conducts damage assessment and disaster recovery assistance training for state, county, and local governments, voluntary organizations, and members of the general public
  • Provides technical assistance to public officials regarding emergency management programs and types of available disaster assistance