About The Governor's Hurricane Conference
The Governor’s Hurricane Conference is the nation’s largest and best-attended conference for hurricane planning, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. The GHC is an opportunity to identify best practices and learn from the mistakes and successes of others. The conference provides trainings, workshops, and networking events with emergency management professionals.
Who Should Attend
The Tidal Basin team will be in attendance among over 2,000 local, state, and federal emergency management colleagues from around the country. The Governor’s Hurricane Conference holds over 300 hours of training and workshops covering all aspects of hurricane readiness, full of the latest trends, topics, tools, and technologies to best improve your disaster response/recovery processes.
Tidal Basin is the nation’s leading emergency and disaster management consulting firm, providing programmatic and technical management experience and resources to governments, organizations, businesses, and communities. Our integrated disaster management solutions and expertise help our clients and partners achieve their disaster preparedness and recovery goals more effectively. Our expertise includes:
- PREPAREDNESS: planning, training, and exercises
- RESPONSE: rapid response, EOC support, staff augmentation, debris management and monitoring
- RECOVERY: grant and program management including FEMA Public Assistance (PA) and Individual Assistance (IA); HUD Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery housing programs including CDBG-DR, CDBG-CV, CDBG-MIT; and U.S. Treasury funded programs like CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
- MITIGATION: pre- and post-disaster mitigation grant management including FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), and more
Our understanding and ability to navigate all available funding sources enable us to provide maximum value by increasing the amount of funding our clients receive for programs that help improve their communities and businesses.
Tidal Basin Speaking Engagements
Improving BRIC, HMGP, and Mitigation Funding Outcomes in Florida
The federal government allocates billions of dollars into programs designed to mitigate future damage and make public infrastructure more resilient. Mitigation programs such as the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) offer eligible applicants funding to protect their public infrastructure both before and after a disaster. However, mitigation opportunities and process improvements are constant efforts that take time to develop and implement. This session highlights common challenges that applicants face when attempting to gain access to these programs, best practices being implemented throughout the United States and Florida, and critical next steps that every applicant can take to better prepare for their chance to receive funding to mitigate their public infrastructure against disaster. Panelists will include subject matter experts from both the public and private sector. Join us for a discussion on the current mitigation outlook, what was noticeable in the past and what communities and experts see now, and where mitigation is going based on recent funding trends.
Trends and Progression of FEMA's Public Assistance Program
FEMA’s delivery of the Public Assistance program has undergone significant modifications in the past few years. With changes such as the introduction of the PAAPG, the FEMA Grant’s Portal, the 428 Alternative Grant’s program and the streamlined grant application to name just a few, it has become increasingly more difficult for potential applicants to stay informed and abreast of recent changes, changes that could significantly impact their agency, municipality, or PnP’s ability to completely recover from a declared event. This presentation will provide the attendees with a basic background in the PA program, an overview of current trends in the delivery of the program, as well as alerting to some potential “pitfalls” or missteps that could hinder a full financial recovery. Important topics such as proper procurement, eligibility, and adequate documentation will also be covered to highlight the issues that could lead to a de-obligation of a grant or subsequent negative audit finding.
Operationalizing After-Action Reports and Improvement Plans (AAR/IPs) Into Preparedness, Recovery, Response, and Mitigation Activities
Developing a thorough and objective After-Action Report and Improvement Plan (AAR/IP) is incredibly important. However, that is just the first step. Following up on action items contained in the improvement plan, creating a corrective action plan and program, and operationalizing these activities into all phases of emergency management ensures that a jurisdiction memorializes best practices and lessons learned. Too often, these activities fall to the emergency manager after the AAR/IP has been developed; but it is a true team effort across all departments and offices. Attendees can learn how to take the simplest to most complex IP tasks and understand how these are translated into real, sustainable projects leading to a more prepared community and enhance resilience.
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