The Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Recovery Partnership (SCDRP) strengthens the ability of the region's coastal communities, economies, and environment to recover from the next coastal storm. The Partnership connects disaster recovery practitioners from public, private, and non-profit backgrounds and provides a platform for training, resources, and relationships that coastal communities need to bounce back.


Resilient Disaster Recovery: Building Back Better in the Public and Private Sectors

On June 19-20, 2018, the Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Recovery Partnership convened leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss resilient disaster recovery at the SCDRP Annual Meeting. The theme of this meeting was Resilient Disaster Recovery: Building Back Better in the Public and Private Sectors. SDRP’s mission is to bring together partners to strengthen the ability of the Southeast’s coastal economy and environment to recover from the next coastal storm.

For the Long Haul: Public-Private Partnerships for Long-Term Disaster Recovery 

This white paper examines public-private partnerships (also known as PPPs or P3s) active in long-term disaster recovery. We start by sharing insights about disaster recovery and P3s from existing resources. We then present case analyses of six partnerships, highlighting organizational structures, funding models, and lessons learned that the partnerships have shared with us. The report draws conclusions based on these six cases and makes recommendations for public sector officials, private sector leaders, and existing partnerships that wish to use organized, collaborative approaches to improve long-term disaster recovery.

Brunswick-Glynn County Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan

This plan, developed as a project under the Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership, provides a framework to achieve pre-determined recovery and redevelopment objectives that align with the County’s vision and goals. The plan incorporates national best practices, guidance from the Georgia Post-Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Guide, and lessons learned from similar planning initiatives within Georgia’s coastal communities.



Disaster recovery plans provide guidance on how the whole community works together to restore, redevelop and revitalize the health, social, economic, natural and environmental fabric of a community after disaster. Disaster recovery plans recommend coordination structures across state, local, tribal, and private sector groups, and some may also provide strategic recommendations about how redevelopment should occur.


The National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) provides a structure for federal government collaboration during disaster recovery. Many states and local governments have modeled disaster recovery frameworks after the NDRF.


Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division developed Post-Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Planning: A Guide for Georgia Communities, based on the experience of Chatham and Brantley Counties


The Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Division of Community Affairs released Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning: A Guide for Florida Communities in 2010. In 2018, the state released an addendum, Addressing Adaptation During Long-Term Recovery


North Carolina Emergency Management relased its revised North Carolina Disaster Recovery Framework in 2018. After Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the state developed Resilient Redevelopment Plans for all 50 impacted counties


South Carolina Emergency Management released the latest South Carolina Recovery Plan in 2018


In 2018, the U.S. Virgin Islands released their CDBG Disaster Recovery Action Plan for Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Learn more about the recovery at 


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Funding for this project is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Award No. NA16NOS4730007) through the Coastal States Stewardship Foundation to the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA).