ESF 14 provides a mechanism for coordinating support to local governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector to enable community recovery from the long-term consequences of extraordinary disasters. ESF 14 accomplishes this by identifying and facilitating availability and use of sources of recovery funding and providing technical assistance (such as impact analyses) for community recovery and recovery planning support.
It may be activated for incidents that require a response to address significant long-term impacts (e.g., impacts on housing, government operations, agriculture, businesses, employment, community infrastructure, the environment, human health and social services) to foster sustainable recovery.
ESF 14 provides the coordination mechanisms for St. Louis County government to:
ESF 14 support will vary depending on the magnitude and type of incident.