Tidal Basin manages the FEMA Sheltering and Essential Power (STEP) program on behalf of its clients. The STEP program was developed by FEMA under Public Category Assistance B - Emergency Protective Measures as a strategy to get disaster survivors back in their homes in a safe and sanitary manner and out of shelters, temporary living arrangements, and hotel/motel rentals.
Develop Program Policies and Procedures in accordance with FEMA disaster policy.
Inspect home structures and interview applicants for program eligibility and develop construction scopes of work.
Develop applications for homeowners along with supporting technology infrastructure, and data bases to receive, track, and close out all applicants.
Provide work orders and estimates for FEMA’s designated construction firms.
Provide program outreach activities including, Town Hall style meetings, program guidance and flyers, paid media production, website, and social media.
Perform final inspections on eligible homes after construction to verify scope completion and that the home is eligible for occupancy.
Validate applicant eligibility for the FEMA program, to include home ownership and occupancy.
Develop all required documentation for FEMA program reimbursement and program closeout.
Collect required Rights of Entry (ROE) forms.
Tidal Basin has led the STEP Program Management for Monroe County, FL after Hurricane Irene and for the Puerto Rico Department of Housing after Hurricanes Irene and Maria. Tidal Basin has also provided STEP Program Management support for the Texas General Land Office after Hurricane Harvey.
Discover in detail how our team of professionals are playing an instrumental role in helping hundreds of organizations, governments, communities, and private sector clients prepare and maximize their financial recovery 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.
Budget Director - Lee County, Florida
We retained your services to assist us in the Public Assistance grant application process and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program with FEMA and the State of Florida. This turned out to be one of the most sensible decisions we made. Your organization made a very onerous situation much more bearable. ...The experience and knowledge that you provided us was invaluable.Without hesitation, we would be delighted to recommend your services to anyone who faces the task of processing large, complicated grant applications to the federal government. Your systematic approach and attention to detail allowed the City of Fort Myers to obtain our maximum eligible reimbursement.
Director, Financial Services
Judy Hartwell - City of Fort Myers, Florida
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