The NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery (NCIDR) network has developed resources for organizations serving historically under-resourced and marginalized communities. 

Disaster Resources and Engagement Opportunities for Organizations Supporting Under-Served Communities:
Calendar of coordination calls and webinars:

Who We Are

The North Carolina Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network is a collaborative of public, private, non-profit, and faith organizations seeking avenues for community voice and equitable access to resources in a disaster recovery system. Working with the network is a great way for statewide organizations to be good allies for community-based organizations engaged in on-the-ground disaster recovery.

Monthly Meetings
The NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 2:00 – 3:30 PM on Zoom. Click here to view the calendar.

Our Members
Membership in the NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network is free, and everyone can participate in a way that is appropriate for them. Learn more about our members here. And join our mailing list by filling out this short form.


NCIDR maintains a living resource guide resources for organizations serving historically under-resourced and marginalized communities:
Calendar of coordination calls, webinars, and other engagement opportunities - maintained in partnership with NC Emergency Management - Voluntary Agency Liaison program:
NCIDR Participatory
Evaluation Framework

The NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network has developed a participatory evaluation framework that sets up the NCIDR Action Team to identify opportunities for systems-level changes that lead to more equitable outcomes in disaster recovery. Read the report here.
Partnerships for Disaster Resilience in Latino Communites
Six strategies for working with Latinx community leaders, developed by the NC Latino Communities Network through a diverse stakeholder engagement process alongside a public education campaign and one-on-one meetings with senior government officials. Learn more.
Action Team Plan
The NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network has created a coordinated plan for action teams to respond to disasters. Read the plan here.
Natural Hazards Resources
The North Carolina Office of Recovery & Resiliency has just released guide that will help communities become stronger and better equipped to withstand the impacts of future natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods and wildfires, as well as the ongoing effects of climate change: Natural Hazards Resilience: A Quick Start Guide for North Carolina Communities.

Additional Disaster Resources

  • NC Rural Center: Resources listed by individuals, nonprofits, local governments, small businesses, and agriculture/farming. 
  • Rural Advancement Foundation International: RAFI advocates for disaster and risk management policies that support family farmers in increasing the sustainability of their farms. Better risk management can save farms and help changing rural economies thrive.
  • Resources to plan and prepare, stay informed, and recover and rebuild. 
  • NC211org: Community health and human services resources and services, and real-time support and communications during emergencies and disasters. 
  • FEMA Information for NC: FEMA assistance data, financial assistance applications, temporary housing assistance information, transitional sheltering assistance information, and other immediate disaster recovery resources. 

Key Strategies

Stage One
Survival Basics: Ensure our disaster survivors have access to quality food, shelter, jobs and transportation.

Information: Ensure our disaster survivors receive accurate information and easy access to recovery services.

Representation at Decision-making Tables: Ensure recovery decisions are made with inclusive community input.

Policy Change: Ensure planning is strengthened, recovery service gaps are eliminated, and relevant innovations are implemented.

Stage Two
Outreach: Create and maintain communication pipelines with grassroots and grasstops.

Systems Change: Produce a report of best practices and lessons learned from Hurricane Matthew and other relevant disaster recovery efforts.

Policy Change: Identify gaps and push for accountability.

Communications: Maintain an updated record of key resources.

Data: Support local municipalities to get the data they need post-disaster.

Preparedness: Provide constant alert and advocacy for disaster preparedness.

Action Teams

After Hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018, the NCIDR Network formed “action teams” to specialize and address specific issues and opportunities related to disaster recovery in North Carolina. A listing of the action teams and their conveners follows. 

Major Systems Action Team – Addressing the housing, legal, and policy issues impacting disaster recovery.
Convener: Scott Marlow, Rural Advancement Foundation International

Philanthropy Team – Creating and connecting grassroots organizations with funding opportunities. In March 2020, this team partnered with the NC Community Foundation to award $250,000 to nonprofit organizations that are minority-led or focus long-term recovery efforts on serving traditionally underrepresented communities.
Convener: Leslie Ann Jackson, NC Community Foundation

Latinx Services Team – Supporting the NC Latino Communities Network.
Conveners: Juvencio Rocha-Peralta, AMEXCAN; Lariza Garzon, Episcopal Farmworker Ministry

Small Business Support Team
Convener: Leslie Lewis, Carolina Small Business


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