Impact and Unmet Needs Assessment
An Impact and Unmet Needs Assessment is included in the State's Action Plan. This data helps the State to understand the different types of damage caused by a disaster and the geographic location of the communities that are most extensively impacted. The information enables the state to target resources, plan recovery efforts, and allocate recovery funding in the areas with the greatest needs. The Impact and Unmet Needs Assessment should evaluate three core aspects of recovery: housing, infrastructure, and economic revitalization. The Impact and Unmet Needs Assessment also identifies any additional funding sources such as FEMA, SBA, or insurance that are potentially available to affected communities and individuals.
Method of Distribution
The Action Plan includes the State's method of distributing the funds across the impacted area and among proposed programs. The Method of Distribution (MOD) should include information on how the needs assessment was used to determine fund allocation and the criteria used to award funding.
Disaster recovery needs may evolve over time as the full impact of a disaster is realized and as the damage estimates transition into actual costs. The Unmet Needs Assessment may require periodic review and amendment as long-term recovery efforts proceed. As needs evolve throughout the long-term recovery process, amendments and technical modifications to the Action Plan may be required.