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.
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.
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
Months after the storm passed, the County was still faced with tremendous burdens related to the insurance coverage issues and FEMA and MEMA eligibility issues. Jackson County hired your organization to provide professional services for disaster assistance, remediation, restoration and recovery efforts....Their expertise with governmental regulations, the complex FEMA process and insurance adjustments resulted in our successful claim for over $2 million in additional FEMA Public Assistance funding specifically; in our successful negotiations with our insurance carrier; and in numerous other increases in the values FEMA and MEMA initially designated for County projects. Jackson County will always be mindful of the help we received from you when we needed it most.
Alan K. Sudduth
County Administrator - Board of Supervisors, Jackson County, Mississippi
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