Disaster Recovery FEMA Individual Assistance Program

FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program

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.

FEMA Housing Inspections

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.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Providing technical assistance related to temporary housing, repair, replacement, and permanent housing construction.

DATA COLLECTION

Interview and data collection.

RELATED SUPPORT

Support related to other-than-housing needs.

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Disaster case management services.

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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.

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 recover sooner from the worst disasters.
Tidal Basin has been a big part of our hurricane response team for the past 6 years providing excellent, professional service for the staff and residents of the City of Aventura. During this time, we experienced two major storm events and we utilized your debris monitoring and FEMA documentation services which both were very exceptional. We could not have weathered those events without you.
Joseph S. Kroll
Public Works/Transportation Director - City of Aventura
The University of Miami has been working with Tidal Basin for over 10 years and they are a valued partner. I have had the pleasure of working with them for the past year, which includes completing work related [to] Hurricane Irma, staging for Hurricane Dorian, and currently COVID-19. They have proved very knowledgeable in the navigation of the FEMA reimbursement process... As their client you get access to all their team members and resources.
Craig R. McAllister
Executive Director, Department of Risk Management - University of Miami

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.

  • Port Authority of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Lee County, Florida
  • Audubon Nature Institute, Louisiana
  • University of Miami
  • 4054-DR-AK Severe Storm
  • City of Port Isabel, Texas
  • Union-Endicott Central School District, New York
  • Monroe County School District, Florida
  • Larimer County, Colorado
  • Coryell County, Texas

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