Tidal Basin can assist state governments with their roles and responsibilities related to FEMA’s Individual Assistance program (IA). This includes any State IA programs that are implemented or funded at the State level with or without a presidential declaration. Tidal Basin can provide comprehensive assistance and support, including:
Developing/Updating Administrative Plans outlining the process for activating and implementing the program.
Assist with Preliminary Damage Assessments to ascertain levels of damages to homes and help document for declaration purposes.
Conducting home inspections to verify losses and establish cost estimates for losses.
Operate Disaster Recovery Centers to take applications in person or via call-in numbers.
Tidal Basin, under a joint venture with Vanguard Emergency Management, has been awarded a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for housing inspection services. FEMA will use Vanguard’s housing inspections to confirm damages to houses nationwide affected by a disaster to help the federal government determine the amount of federal aid granted to disaster survivors.
Tidal Basin provides program management and technical support related to the FEMA IA program, including but not limited to:
ASSESS & RESPONSE
Assessing and responding to immediate needs.
Providing technical assistance related to temporary housing, repair, replacement, and permanent housing construction.
Interview and data collection.
Support related to other-than-housing needs.
Disaster case management services.
Tidal Basin staff have experience managing the FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) Program at both the Regional and National level, and our firm currently manages a portion of the FEMA IA Program – Housing Inspections Services (HIS). Additionally, other Tidal Basin employees have managed and been a part of the FEMA IA Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) while serving in various roles within the IA Program. We also employ staff members who have subcontracted in the State of New York managing the State’s Housing Inspection Program.
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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
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
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