Disaster Recovery FEMA Individual Program Assistance

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.
During the past three years your organization has provided our city with excellent support in the areas of grant writing, mitigation, reporting, liaison assistance with both federal and state officials, and logistical support for reporting deadlines.Their work has been a major factor in our recovery success, helping us to recover from that devastating flood and to deal with the often complex and difficult FEMA recovery process.I can confidently recommend your organization as a solid and reputable contractor, and experts in their field.
Ralph Hendricks
City Manager - City of Marble Falls, 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

Severe storms dumped massive amounts of rain in he 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.

  • Ramsey County, Minnesota
  • 1710-DR-NY Severe Storms and Flooding
  • Knapp Medical Center, Texas
  • City of Waterbury Fire Department, Connecticut
  • City of Syracuse, New York
  • City of Weslaco, Texas
  • City of Reno, Nevada
  • City of Port Isabel, Texas
  • Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Port Arthur Independent School District, Texas

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