Disaster Software Solutions Tempest-Gems

Tempest-GEMS is a grant expense management system designed for U.S. federal grants. It’s a useful tool to collect and organize required documents and data, streamlining and simplifying it all into accurate financial tracking, which will advise you immediately if you are missing documents. The application also catches duplicates, identifies errors, and scores your compliance to help your grant procurement process run smoother without hassle.

  • Grant Life Cycle

    Grant Life Cycle

    While some organizations use Tempest-GEMS to close out grants, it can also be activated to assist at the beginning of the grant application process for the duration of the Grant Life Cycle. In the case of FEMA Public Assistance, it can be used at the beginning of the disaster. Regardless of your starting point, the application improves the closeout process, and archives your grant documents as required by U.S. law.

    Learn More About Grant Life Cycle
    • Disasters
    • Edit Grants
    • Add Expenses & Documents
    • Keep An Eye On Compliance
    • Prepare Your Closeout
    • Rest Easy
  • Manage Dollars

    Manage Dollars

    This tool is optimized to handle, store, and present your financial data easily. Forget pouring over spreadsheets. When you enter cost-related data, such as invoices, force account, or revenue, it captures their supporting document right away and tracks their status, such as whether the invoice has been paid. And when you want to examine your financial transactions, we present them just like you’d see them in a bank book or other accounting systems.

    Learn More About Manage Dollars
    • Expense Entry
    • Attach Invoice
    • Document Stamp
    • Quality Assurance Review
    • Cash Flow
    • Reporting
  • Manage Documents

    Manage Documents

    Managing documents is a key strength of Tempest-GEMS. What do you need to hand to your granting agency? They may say, “Everything”. Everything means just about every document and photo and invoice and check that tells the full story of how you used the government money. This story has to prove that you were a good steward of the grant funds.

    Learn More About Manage Documents
    • Virtual Binders
    • Tax Stamp
    • Compliance
    • Bind & Download
  • Grant Management Time/Expenses (DAC Tracker)

    Grant Management Time/Expenses (DAC Tracker)

    Time Tracking comes with a variety of names. Within FEMA, the phrase DAC or Direct Administrative Costs appears most frequently. Tempest-GEMS has a DAC Tracker that helps folks capture grant management costs. Grant management costs are either time or expenses associated with the administration of a grant.

    Learn More About Grant Management Time/Expenses (DAC Tracker)
    • Enter Time & Expense
    • State
    • Applicant
    • Reports
  • FEMA Public Assistance

    FEMA Public Assistance

    Tempest-GEMS seamlessly manages the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program, as well as all other federal grants, having the ability to capture all of the data related to a Project Worksheet (PW)

    Learn More About FEMA Public Assistance
    • PW Form
    • PW Reports
    • Collaboration with State
  • State Granting Agency (Public Assistance Offices)

    State Granting Agency (Public Assistance Offices)

    Tempest-GEMS is the preferred tool to help state agencies collaborate with applicants through the life cycle of a grant.

    Learn More About State Granting Agency (Public Assistance Offices)
    • Collaboration
    • Reviewing a Grant
    • Requests
    • Distribution of Funds
    • Time Tracker
    • Communication Logs (Notes)
    • Dashboards & Reports
    • Mailing Lists
  • Manage Grants

    Manage Grants

    Become fluent in grant management and
    avoiding OIG problems.

    Learn More About Manage Grants

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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 recover sooner from the worst disasters.
The 2004 hurricane season was a difficult one for Lee County in Southwest Florida. We were fortunate, indeed, to have retained your firm to process FEMA claims following Hurricane Charley. Especially effective was the coordinated approach you used in seeking financial relief from separate sources such as FEMA, FHWA, NRCS and insurance. ...The knowledge needed to deal with FEMA regulations is mind-boggling. It was obvious you and your team are very much up to speed with these regulations, procedures and processes.Without hesitation, we would recommend you and your firm to anyone faced with the task of processing large and/or complex loss claims in a disaster environment. Your firm's ability to bring together the right team of professionals at the right time resulted in the creation of a superior product. Your thoroughness, knowledge, attention to detail, and logical approach provided us with the assurance that we would obtain the maximum reimbursement from all eligible sources.
Tony Majul
Budget Director - Lee County, Florida
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!
Andrew Slater
Program Director - NVERS Northern Virginia Emergency Response System

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.

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