The Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for Tribal Governments provides a basic framework and guidance for tribal leadership and stakeholders as they plan for recovery and recognizes that different tribes have different levels of capacity and different ways of planning. This guide is for tribal government leadership and stakeholders who will be involved in the recovery process after a disaster.
Pre-disaster recovery planning is the development of a set of goals for recovery that take into account all community sectors (e.g., the local economy, housing, infrastructure), the documentation of recovery priorities, resources, procedures, implementation steps, and the identification of the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in supporting a recovery process that may last for years after a disaster. Planning for recovery before disasters happen positions tribes to begin the recovery process immediately after a disaster strikes.
This guide focuses on three levels of activity that correspond to varying degrees of tribal capacity: basic planning activities, recommended planning activities, developing a recovery plan.