Chapter 9 DDR

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  1. Alternate Projects
    Permanent projects that require abandonment of an old facility and building in a completely different area.
  2. Benefits
    Government welfare programs that can be extended to disaster victims.
  3. Briefing
    A meeting that reviews all aspects of federal programs and requirements to give local officials an overview of the entire recovery process.
  4. Bureaucratized External Paternalism Mode
    A way of operating where an outside agency controls all decisions and recovery activities.
  5. Bureaucratized Paternalistic Mode
    A way of operating where a person or agency inside the community controls recovery with no victim input.
  6. Collaborative Partnership Mode
    A way of operating that takes place when outsiders and victims work together to facilitate disaster recovery.
  7. Collective or Cooperative Mode
    A way of operating that is characterized by victims working together to achieve a common goal.
  8. Disaster Housing
    A government program that helps people find housing for homes that may be uninhabitable due to unsafe, unsanitary, or insecure conditions.
  9. Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)
    The location where victims go to meet with FEMA representatives and other relief providers to discuss assistance programs and application requirements.
  10. Damage Survey Report (DSR)
    A document that verifies the need and validity of the local and state requests for public assistance.
  11. Emergency Assistance
    Financial or other types of assistance to help local and state governments deal with the immediate impacts of disasters.
  12. Environmental Impact Statement
    A complete assessment of how your recovery actions will affect the air, soil, and water in that area.
  13. Grants
    Gift funds that do not need to be repaid.
  14. Improved projects
    Assistance programs that make repairs beyond the initial design or expand the building.
  15. Independent Beneficiary Mode
    A way of operating that occurs when resources are sent in to the affected community.
  16. Individual Assistance (IA)
    A relief program for citizens, businesses, and others affected by a disaster.
  17. Individualistic Self-Help Mode
    A way of operating that occurs when the community provides its own labor and supplies for recovery.
  18. Joint Field Office (JFO)
    The location where FEMA representatives manage recovery.
  19. Kickoff Meeting
    A meeting that covers federal disaster assistance programs and policies in an in-depth manner.
  20. Large Projects
    Permanent assistance activities requiring payment over $66,400.
  21. Loan Programs
    Funds loaned to individuals, families, and businesses that have sustained losses from disasters.
  22. Mitigation Action Plan
    A document that describes the vulnerabilities of the community and what should be done to correct them in the future.
  23. National Processing Service Center (NPSC)
    A location that victims call to apply for government disaster assistance.
  24. National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS)
    A computer program that allows FEMA representatives to record personal information about the disaster victim as well as damages, losses, needs, etc. It is an automated system that helps to distribute relief to those in need.
  25. Other Assistance
    Category of public assistance funds for the repair of parks, airports, and recreational facilities.
  26. Other Needs Assistance
    A government program that provides grants for home repair, replacement of personal property, and other disaster-related expenses for funeral, medical/dental care, and transportation.
  27. Permanent Assistance
    Financial payments or reimbursements to local and state governments for long-term rebuilding activities.
  28. Protective Measures
    A reimbursement category that has the purpose of reducing losses and eliminating threats to life, public health, and safety.
  29. Public Assistance (PA)
    A relief program for government entities.
  30. Public buildings/equipment assistance
    Funds to repair or replace buildings, supplies, and vehicles.
  31. Public Utility Assitance
    Funds for water, gas, and sewage system repairs.
  32. Road Systems Assistance
    Funds that repay expenses associated with the rebuilding or repairing of bridges, lights, and culverts.
  33. Services
    Government programs that address unique issues or needs made evident in the disaster.
  34. Small Projects
    A type of permanent assistance that is typically paid in advance by the federal government and costs less than $66,499.
  35. Water Control Assistance
    Funds for repairs to rivers, dikes, levees, and dams.
  36. Window of Opportunity
    The time immediately after a disaster when leaders and citizens are sensitive to what has happened and are willing to do something to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.
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Chapter 9 DDR
Chapter 9 DDR Spring 2016
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