Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Minnesota Recovers Task Force

Minnesota-Recovers-(web).jpgLed by HSEM, the Minnesota Recovers Task Force (MRTF) is a group of federal, state and local agencies working together to prioritize and coordinate the disaster recovery efforts by its member agencies.  It was created to provide a one-stop-shop for local governments to seek recovery assistance following a disaster. 

Please Note:  The MRTF does not accept applications from individuals or businesses or private organizations. 

The MRTF only works though local governments or agencies.  People or businesses who have unmet needs beyond established federal or state recovery programs should contact their local long-term recovery organizations for further assistance.

National Flood Insurance Program Update Presentation

Ceil Strauss (DNR) gave a webinar presentation to the MRTF on March 11, 2016 about on the changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) including an update about the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurange Reform Act of 2012 and the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014.  That presentation is available for review here.

The Minnesota Recovers Task Force (MRTF)

  • Coordinates government resources for community long-term recovery needs
  • Addresses certain un-met needs
  • Assists with identifying hazard mitigation opportunities and resources
The MRTF, which is chaired by HSEM, helps get funds and assistance directly to those areas most affected by a recent disaster. When state funds become available, the Task Force will work with other state agencies to assist the impacted communities when their needs are not met by insurance or other assistance programs. Appropriated funds may be obligated independently by state agencies or collectively through projects identified by the Task Force.
Based on type, severity, and extent of disaster, subcommittees may be formed, and will meet on an as- needed basis. Typical subcommittees are:
  • Housing
  • Health and Human Services
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Natural Resources
  • Agriculture
  • Business and Community Recovery
The Task Force may create other subcommittees to address a community’s specific unmet needs.
Information, forms, and instructions of the MRTF will be posted to the Minnesota Recovers Website as appropriate for each specific disaster event.
For more information email: HSEM.disaster-recovery@state.mn.us