FEMA Programs & Procurement

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.

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FEMA Debris Management Monitoring

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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Who We
Have Helped

Discover in detail how our team of professionals is playing an instrumental role in helping hundreds of organizations, governments, communities, not-for-profits, and private sector clients prepare and maximize their financial recovery sooner from the worst disasters.
I would like to take this time to personally thank the Liaison staff for the remarkable job and the accomplishments performed during recovery efforts associated with FEMA 1589 DR NY. ...The total goal achieved was nothing less than maximizing all eligible costs in the best interest of the applicant....One strong asset for making recovery efforts a success is having your staff on our team.
John J. Fink
Recovery Supervisor - New York State Emergency Management Office
We had initially thought we would be able to assess the damage and work with FEMA and our insurance carrier's adjusters by ourselves. It quickly became evident that we were going to need help. We realized we did not have the personnel, time or expertise it was going to take to deal with complex governmental regulations and equally complex insurance and adjusting issues, especially when it was taking all the resources we had just to get essential county services up and running again. ... your organization really came to the rescue. You delivered what you promised, and that counts for everything down here in South East Texas.
Cary Erickson, SPHR
Director of Human Resources and Risk Management - Jefferson County, Texas

Adjusters International’s involvement helped reverse FEMA’s original denial of funding to full reimbursement for the repairs. In the end, Adjusters International’s determination of eligibility allowed the applicant to secure over $14 million in FEMA recovery funding for the facility.

A lack of adequate resources caused the situation to unfold the way it did in Slidell. Due to overburdened FEMA officials and insurance company adjusters, a number of projects were overlooked or underestimated.

  • City of Weslaco, Texas
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Hancock County, Mississippi
  • Ward County, North Dakota
  • Austin Indepedent School District, Texas
  • Pitt County, North Carolina
  • City of Syracuse, New York
  • City of Weslaco Independent School District, Texas
  • City of Groves, Texas
  • City of Port Isabel, Texas

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