The FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program is a reimbursement program and the burden of proof of the damages is the applicant’s responsibility; therefore, a thorough record-keeping and accounting system to track costs is essential to qualifying for and retaining FEMA funds. Tidal Basin works with clients to review their standard practices and procurement and accounting policies in order to identify gaps and potential roadblocks for reimbursement in future disasters.
FEMA’s procurement regulations are outlined in the Uniform Administration Rules at 2 CFR Part 200 – adopted by the Department of Homeland Security. The rulemaking which is intended to make procurement and other federal grant administration requirements uniform for all recipients and sub recipients identifies eleven general procurement standards, some of which are mandatory. Prior to reimbursement, FEMA will review the recipient’s and sub recipient’s written policies and procedures to ensure requirements are met.
Tidal’s expertise and knowledge ensures that clients are prepared to meet FEMA’s rigorous procurement standards.
Under the Public Assistance (PA) Program, FEMA does not require applicants to complete a Debris Management Plan; however, a FEMA-approved Debris Management Plan will reduce potential issues once the PA Program is activated in the future. Tidal Basin reviews our clients’ current procurement and management plans in order to identify gaps.
We work with clients to update their debris plans and bring their Debris Management Program into compliance with the FEMA Public Assistance Debris Management Guide which outlines its recommendations for debris plans, and the process and requirements for approving plans. Tidal’s knowledge and expertise ensures that clients are prepared for potential debris removal operations.
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I also want to thank your organization for the outstanding service that was provided to CORSA and Putnam County after the August 2007 flood. ...The assistance provided by the your team saved a lot of valuable county staff time in expediting the request for assistance, and their expertise significantly increased the amount of recovery that was received from FEMA.I would recommend the services provided by your team to any entity who is attempting to expedite receiving the maximum public assistance that is available from FEMA after a disaster.
David W. Brooks, CPCU
Managing Director - County Risk Sharing Authority/County Commissioners Association of Ohio
Your knowledge of the complex governmental regulations and equally complex insurance and adjusting issues really helped the County maximize the public assistance that was available after all of these disasters. You delivered what you promised and we are confident in your ability and the ability of your firm to provide these services fully on a technical and professional level, yet be able to translate in a clear and concise manner the intricate and sometimes subjective FEMA regulations which we could not have done without you.Without hesitation we would recommend you and your firm to anyone that is faced with the processing of large and complex disaster loss claims.
Salvatore R. Zappulla
Division Director Monroe County Budget and Finance - Monroe County, Florida
Severe storms dumped massive amounts of rain in the Southern Tier of New York State in the summer of 2006, resulting in widespread flooding.
When Hurricane Katrina struck, bringing with it widespread flooding and damage, the City of Slidell took the brunt of the storm. Located just 30 miles north of New Orleans, the two cities were both hit full-force by the destructive power of the hurricane. Unfortunately for Slidell, the nation first focused on the recovery of New Orleans. The City of Slidell didn't begin its recovery operations under Adjusters International had been hired, bringing the expertise required to turn the recovery process around.