Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit

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Are you looking for resources to help families financially recover after a disaster? If so, this resource is for you!

This toolkit helps families move towards financial recovery after a disaster. It contains strategies and tools to help families explore:

  • How to get started.
  • Where they are financially.
  • Where will they live.

Use the individual units or the entire toolkit as your situation requires.

Access the toolkit

The toolkit is available in three versions: Minnesota, North Dakota, and non-state specific.

Are you using the toolkit in a state either than Minnesota or North Dakota? See Customizing the toolkit for your state.

Are you teaching disaster professionals or volunteers? Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit case studies (PDF) are also available.

Frequently asked questions

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This toolkit and video series is an award winner

  • Community Partnership Award — National Extension Association of Family Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Minnesota Affiliate; 2016
  • Communications Educational Curriculum Package Award  — National Extension Association of Family Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Minnesota Affiliate; 2016
  • Communications Television/Video Program Award — National Extension Association of Family Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS); September 2016
  • North Central Region Distinguished Team Award for Educational Response to Family Financial Situations After Natural Disasters — Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP); 2013
  • Communications: Internet Education Technology Award — National Extension Association of Family Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS); 2014
  • FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards: Survivor Empowerment and Integration
  • Florence Hall Award — National Extension Association of Family Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS); September 2012
  • Consumer Financial Information Award — Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE); November 2011

Reviewed in 2018

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