Disaster Recovery

The Recovery Branch works with individuals as well as local governments, state agencies, and private non-profit organizations affected by an incident to recover effectively, including, but not limited to, rebuilding infrastructure systems; providing adequate interim and long-term housing for survivors; restoring health, social, and community services; promoting economic development; and restoring natural and cultural resources.

The Recovery Branch is responsible for generating the documents that allow state and federal involvement through the disaster declaration process and oversees the programmatic aspects of the state and federal Individual Assistance programs and Public Assistance programs.


  • Sandy Recovery Act Alternate Procedures Power Point

  • PA Alternative Procedures Pilot Program Guide for Debris Removal

  • PA Alternative Procedures Pilot Program Guide for Permanent Work