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The $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) was established over two years ago, making funding available to local governments with populations over 500,000, tribal governments, and U.S. territories to cover COVID-19-related expenses. Tidal Basin appreciates that navigating the CARES Act has been cumbersome while responding to natural and man-made disasters. It is crucial to understand not only how to access the funding but how to allocate the funding appropriately so as not to duplicate benefits.

Tidal Basin supports state and local governments through the pandemic, giving our clients a comprehensive overview of available funding, program requirements, and best practices in program management. We are currently supporting clients in Department of Treasury funded Emergency Rental Assistance Programs (ERAP), Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) programs, and large-scale vaccination efforts.

ARPA Global Match

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) authorizes economic adjustment assistance to address and offset necessary expenses for responding to economic injuries caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Economic injury causes bi-directional harm, meaning a financial injury to an individual affects their ability to pay fees and taxes that fund services. Consequently, diminished governmental services affect the individual’s safety and well-being. Integrating federal resources is not always an easy task. Program rules vary among federal agencies, and tension and uncertainty can arise among federal, state, and local partners. Additionally, the administrative burdens mandated by differing federal grants can create roadblocks due to conflicting interpretations of rules, redundancies in documentation, and actual incompatibilities.

Tidal Basin understands the global match environment and engages partners to overcome typical “pitfalls” through effective dialogue, the use of correct technical language with each partner, and careful oversight of the calculations being used to credit and debit global match accounts.

Take a look at our real-world applications


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 clearly and concisely the intricate and sometimes subjective FEMA regulations which we could not have done without you.

The State of Alaska…[has] a significant investment in the disaster recovery process for both state and federally declared events…. The collaboration with Tidal Basin in these efforts has been so successful and seamless that in most instances applicants and FEMA staff don’t even realize we have contractors on board unless we tell them. Our interaction with Tidal Basin staff and managers works and feels like true teammates and the result is a faster, more comprehensive delivery of disaster recovery resources to survivors.

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.