Supporting your community through the HUD grant process

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In February of 2018, Congress appropriated $12 billion dollars in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds specifically for mitigation activities for qualifying disasters in 2015, 2016, and 2017, which became the first CDBG-MIT allocations. In September 2021, Congress appropriated over $2 billion dollars and required HUD to set aside 15% of disaster recovery grants for disaster mitigation activities in any allocation of CDBG-DR funds for unmet needs moving forward.

Our team has guided these grant programs to produce tangible positive results and ease the negative impacts of future disasters for the communities we are privileged to serve. Our team has successfully implemented acquisitions, URA procedures, housing resiliency measures, elevations, infrastructure projects, greenspace development, coastal resiliency projects, wetland restoration, and more.

Non-Federal Match

Most grant applications will require a match commitment for each project application, typically a 25% cost share. Depending on the funding stream and project type utilized, match amounts can differ. Reach out to one of our experts to discuss how you can maximize your project budget and lessen your match commitment. When the match funding is provided through other qualifying program resources (such as CDBG-DR), this may result in the need to implement all projects following more than one set of agency rules. Recipients may address the non-federal share by funding HMGP-compliant mitigation projects elsewhere using monies other than from FEMA’s HMGP. Tidal Basin mitigation and housing experts are well-versed in the non-federal match arena and can assist you in streamlining these processes.

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.