Disaster Recovery Resources

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.

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America's SBDC

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 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 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.

Farm Service Agency - USDA

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)

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 Agriculture

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) encourages and promotes the interests of agriculture through advocacy and education. In addition, NDA regulates the agriculture industry to ensure the health and safety of all Nebraskans.

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.

Nebraska Safety Council

The Nebraska Safety Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our Mission is to provide leadership and resources to promote a safe and healthy environment in our workplace and community.

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.

U.S. 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.

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