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The Natural and Cultural Resources (NCR) Recovery Support Function (RSF) mission is to integrate Federal assets and capabilities to help Local, State, Tribal, Territorial, and Insular Area governments address long-term environmental and cultural resource recovery needs after large-scale and catastrophic incidents.

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance serves as the Coordinating Agency lead for the NCR RSF on behalf of DOI and with the assistance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, provides leadership, coordination, and oversight of the NCR RSF. DOI is supported by its NCR RSF Primary Agencies and Supporting Organizations which offer advice, guidance, and resources to assist impacted Local, State, Tribal, Territorial, and Insular Area governments.

The NCR RSF core recovery capability is protecting NCR properties through appropriate planning, mitigation, response, and recovery actions to preserve, conserve, rehabilitate, and restore them.  Actions taken are consistent with post-disaster community priorities and effective practices and in compliance with appropriate environmental and historic preservation laws and executive orders.

The NCR RSF Core Capability Readiness Targets include:

  • Coordinating and facilitating the sharing and integration of NCR impact data to help understand recovery needs and support good decision making for NCR recovery stakeholders.
  • Facilitating or providing funding and/or technical assistance in support of local community recovery priorities to preserve, conserve, rehabilitate, and restore impacted NCR.
  • Identifying and leveraging resources and programs available to support the development and implementation of sustainable recovery strategies.
  • Utilizing the unique window of opportunity to inform local communities on best practices, green infrastructure, and environmentally-friendly designs to reduce environmental impacts, preserve sensitive NCR, and promote integration.
  • Providing technical assistance to help impacted communities develop recovery planning, establish recovery task forces, develop cultural and natural organization networks, and enhance their recovery capability and readiness for future disasters.

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