Who We Are
We are the leading experts in preparedness and disaster recovery. We provide unmatched experience and resources to organizations, businesses, governments, and communities in helping them prepare, manage, and recover from natural and man-made disasters sooner.
Tidal Basin Is The Leading Preparedness & Disaster Recovery Consulting Firm
How can you best prepare for the unexpected? From a crisis that impacts your organization or entire community indefinitely? How can you fully recover? How much will it take, and where will it come from? Tidal Basin is the leader in preparedness and disaster recovery consulting. For the past thirty years we have expertly handled emergency and preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation management, and funding for hundreds of public and private sector clients during some of the world’s worst disasters.
Unique in our unmatched experience, resources, and principles, we work only for our clients, and never for insurance companies or FEMA. We are there on-site as trusted advocates to thoroughly manage and maximize your financial recovery so you can get back on your feet sooner.
Your Team Of Experts For Preparedness, Relief, And Risk Management
Immediate ResponseOur team responds within 24-72 hours of a request for assistance.
Direct ExperienceOur staff has a thorough understanding of the FEMA Public Assistance Program. There is no learning curve — only proven delivery.
Systems & ControlsWe deploy state-of-the-art web-based grant management software systems and controls.
Totally EquippedOur employees arrive totally prepared and equipped with the latest technology to effectively get the job done.
Representation & AdvocacyWe represent and advocate for the insured Recipient and Subrecipient, never for FEMA or the insurance company.
Frequently Asked Questions
QWhy Tidal Basin?A
Since 1985, Tidal Basin has helped federal, state, and local governments, private sector, and not-for-profit clients identify and achieve their disaster preparedness, emergency management, and disaster recovery goals. Few if any firms can match our integrated knowledge of the preparedness and recovery resources available from federal agencies such as FEMA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Resource Conservation Service, and the Department of Transportation. At Tidal Basin nothing is more important than our clients. We support, assist, and advise you based on your individual needs and objectives.
QWhat kind of disasters has Tidal Basin successfully managed?A
From terrorist attacks to hurricane relief, explosions to earthquakes, fires to floods, Tidal Basin has been helping clients prepare and recover from natural and man-made disasters since 1985. Our industry leading professionals have extensive experience and a deep knowledge of FEMA, HUD/Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and other federal disaster grant and assistance programs that help expedite recovery. We have worked in over thirty-two states including Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
QWhat is Tidal Basin?A
Tidal Basin is the industry’s leading disaster preparedness and recovery consulting firm. We assist federal, state, local government, and private sector clients with preparing for, reducing the effects of, and maximizing financial recovery from natural or man-made disasters.
QWhy should I enlist Tidal Basin?A
In the wake of a major disaster, enlisting the assistance of a preparedness and disaster recovery consultant can greatly increase the speed of your recovery efforts. We are the premier preparedness and disaster recovery consulting organization with four well-established areas of expertise: preparedness planning, mitigating against future damage, providing the nation’s leading public adjusting services, and guiding FEMA recipients and subrecipients/applicants through the FEMA Public Assistance program.
QHow are your services typically charged?A
Tidal Basin provides FEMA disaster recovery and grant-related services on a time-and-expense basis. The overall cost of our service will be based on the number of staff, the agreed upon hourly rate for positions required, and time required to meet the client’s needs/goals. Because of the nature of federal funding, Tidal Basin cannot project the amount of funding that will be received from applicable funding sources. Our fees for service are not contingent on FEMA reimbursement; however, we will make every effort to capture and document costs in compliance with FEMA’s policy on Direct Administrative Costs (DAC). Please note that staff time can only be reimbursable under DAC when it can be charged to a specific Project Worksheet, and assignment of staff time is completely under the control of the client. There is not a “retainer fee” and clients are only charged for services following an activation of the contract through a Task/Purchase Order type process.
QWhat sets Tidal Basin apart from other consulting firms?A
We have over thirty years of experience assisting clients with their emergency management and disaster recovery needs. We maintain extremely high client retention rates because of our dedication to help them recover from the devastating impacts following a disaster.
For instance, one of our primary objectives is to help you maximize and expedite reimbursement from FEMA Public Assistance grants. Many of our seasoned team have been with our firm since Hurricane Katrina and beyond. They have experience with FEMA spanning decades and the hands-on experience with the many changes FEMA has made to the Public Assistance program over the years. This includes the Post Katrina Emergency Reform Act (PKEMRA), Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA), Section 428 Alternative Procedures, and the Public Assistance New Delivery Model.
Another distinguishing factor is our “Total Solution” to help clients successfully develop and implement a complete recovery process that unites the property insurance and FEMA portions of their disaster recovery into one financial recovery strategy. We also utilize a secure and advanced financial/grant management system that is designed specifically for federal grants to reduce your risk of losing the money needed to clean up and rebuild after a catastrophe.
QHow do I know Tidal Basin has the capacity to assist us given your levels of current/existing clients against our individual needs?A
Tidal Basin is fully equipped, maintains the requisite resources, and will seamlessly demonstrate our capability to meet your needs – even in response to multiple contracts or disasters. In fact, we maintain staffing levels sufficient to support not only our clients during catastrophic disasters like Hurricane Sandy, but also over three dozen current clients nationwide – many in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico due to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Our organization is specifically designed to support multiple clients simultaneously. The Tidal Basin team can mobilize within forty-eight hours of activation to begin on-site coordination efforts. It is important to note that our staff are not just available quickly, but will remain on call and available from pre-disaster through closeout and beyond.
We retained your services to assist us in the Public Assistance grant application process and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program with FEMA and the State of Florida. This turned out to be one of the most sensible decisions we made. Your organization made a very onerous situation much more bearable...The experience and knowledge that you provided us was invaluable.Without hesitation, we would be delighted to recommend your services to anyone who faces the task of processing large, complicated grant applications to the federal government. Your systematic approach and attention to detail allowed the City of Fort Myers to obtain our maximum eligible reimbursement.
Tidal Basin assigned a uniquely-qualified project management team with extensive, existing knowledge of our region to this initiative. Their knowledge and experience with developing products that close gaps and are responsive to stakeholder needs was evident throughout the project. Tidal Basin was effective at confirming the need/project scope at the outset of the project. The stakeholder working group sessions that were facilitated by Tidal Basin revealed a more nuanced planning need (a coordination tool instead of an operational response plan), and Tidal Basin quickly adapted to this shift in project scope. Despite this change, Tidal Basin was able to provide an end-product that exceeded our expectations. I found the team to be particularly responsive to communications (email/phone) and well-suited to elicit difficult/nebulous information from the planning stakeholders and translate that into a written product. Tidal Basin always exhibited great customer service throughout the project and I highly recommend Tidal Basin without reservation. In fact, I have used them multiple times!
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