Disaster Recovery Resources
Please see the following list of resources for assistance with disaster preparedness and recovery. You can also download the Nebraska Disaster Resource Guide, which includes contact information for state agencies and nonprofit organizations that assist with disaster relief. FEMA’s Ready campaign also contains toolkits to prepare for emergencies and disasters.
America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories.
Center for Biosecurity, Biopreparedness and Emerging Infectious Diseases - UNMC
The Center for Biosecurity, Biopreparedness, and Emerging Infectious Diseases (CBBEID) focuses on research, planning, training, exercises, and education related to public health and health care emergencies.
Center for Rural Affairs
We are unapologetically rural. We stand up for the small family farmer and rancher, new business owner, and rural communities. For more than 45 years, we’ve been a leading force engaging people to build a better rural future. We live this work. Welcome to our rural revolution.
Disaster Education - Nebraska Extension
Nebraska Extension is committed to helping Nebraskans prepare for and recover from disasters.
Disaster Relief Project - Legal Aid of Nebraska
We build a network of volunteer attorneys across the state. These attorneys offer free legal assistance to victims of state-declared disasters.
Disaster Resource Center - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The Disaster Resource Center provides information on how to prepare, recover and build long-term resilience during disasters and emergencies.
Enlighten is a virtual library of training videos for entrepreneurs and small businesses across Nebraska. NBDC has partnered with local agencies and subject matter experts to develop training on a variety of topics and disciplines.
Farm Service Agency - USDA - Nebraska
Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.
How to Start a Farm: Beginning Farmers and Ranchers - USDA
New to farming? Want to learn how to start a farm? USDA can help and offers additional assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established NIOSH as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces.
Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) - Statewide
The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is a department of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha with offices in Omaha, Lincoln, Wayne, Norfolk, Grand Island, Kearney, North Platte, McCook, Scottsbluff and Chadron. Our partners throughout the State include the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Wayne State College and Chadron State College.
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy’s mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Nebraska’s air, land, water and energy resources.
Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
State department responsible for management of surface water, integrated water management and planning, dam safety, floodplain management, ground water well registration and certain ground water permits.
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) works to reduce the vulnerabilities of the people and communities of Nebraska to damage, injury and loss of life and property resulting from natural, technological or man-made disasters and emergencies. NEMA coordinates the response to large-scale events, such as a tornado, flood or wildfire, and ensures effective response and recovery.
Nebraska Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) - Nebraska Extension
Nebraska LTAP is a center within Nebraska Extension that provides training, events, technical assistance and resources to state and local government transportation agencies, consultants and contractors across Nebraska.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - United States Department of Labor - Nebraska Office
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA)
MAPA exists to provide local governments with planning and technical support, thinking regionally and long range on the core issues that impact the vibrancy of the Greater Omaha-Council Bluffs Area.
On-Site Safety & Health Consultation Program - Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL)
The Nebraska On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program assists employers in providing their employees with a safe and healthy workplace by helping to identify and correct safety and health hazards in general industry and construction before they become dangerous and expensive problems.
Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO)
The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council, located in Sioux City, Iowa, is a council of governments serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office - Omaha
The Nebraska District Office connects entrepreneurs across the Cornhusker State with capital, counseling and contracting services, supporting a vast network of highly successful small business ventures, ranging from home-grown, self-employment operations to larger businesses of up to 500 employees.
USDA Rural Development - Nebraska
USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our programs, we help rural Americans in many ways. Together, America Prospers.