Interagency Recovery Coordination (IRC)


​About Us

Purpose Statement:
Create a resilient California and foster a unified locally-led long term recovery effort focused on the whole community.  
No two disasters are alike, but all disaster recovery starts locally. In 2018, California developed the California Disaster Recovery Framework (CDRF) and created a new unit to support the long term recovery effort within the Governor’s Office of Emergency Management. The CDRF utilizes a multi-agency partnership approach in six major areas called Recovery Support Functions.

Six Recovery Support Functions of Long Term Recovery

  • Community Planning and Capacity Building RSF
  • Health and Social Services RSF
  • Housing RSF
  • Infrastructure RSF
  • Economic RSF
  • Natural and Cultural Resources RSF

Modeled after the National Disaster Recovery Framework, the CDRF guides federal, state, local, private and voluntary/nonprofit entities in effectively supporting disaster-impacted jurisdictions to address gaps and rebuild resiliently. The purpose of CDRF is to identify long term recovery solutions and leverage resources after disasters to address the unmet needs of impacted jurisdictions through whole-community engagement. Using a multiagency partnership approach,  the CDRF addresses the needs and interests of the stakeholders within the community. Stakeholders can include but aren’t limited to business and home owners, families, children, seniors and individuals with access and functional needs. The Interagency Recovery Coordination program works collaboratively with traditional Stafford Act programs to align resources for long term recovery outcomes.


This unified and collaborative approach is coordinated by the State Disaster Recovery Coordinator (SDRC). The SDRC works in coordination with the Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator (FDRC), Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and Hazard Mitigation to identify and integrate whole community solutions for state, community, individual and family disaster recovery. Six sector-specific State Recovery Support Functions (RSFs) support the jurisdictions by facilitating problem solving, providing technical assistance, improving access to resources, building capacity and promoting community planning.

View the 2019 California Disaster Recovery Framework

​Interagency Recovery Coordination Points of Contact:

Community Planning and Capacity Building RSF: Megan Walton,

Housing RSF: Robyn Cole,

Economic RSF: Vacant

Health and Social Services RSF: Melissa Smith,

Infrastructure RSF: Vacant

Natural and Cultural Resources RSF: Vacant

For all other questions contact: Long Term Recovery,


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