Who We Are and Why We Serve
Tidal Basin Government Consulting partners our capabilities with yours to deliver results-driven programs and expertise to protect and return assets to public, nonprofit and private sector clients. Our best-in-class tools and talent unite all funding sources in every facet of the emergency management cycle: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Our Core Strengths and Capabilities
We represent and advocate for a full range of eligible clients, including state and local governments, transportation, housing, critical infrastructure, healthcare, education, and others. We have proven capabilities supporting and managing complex recovery activities involving a comprehensive array of federal, state, and private funding sources such as:
- FEMA Public Assistance (PA)
- FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and other Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Funding
- HUD Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and CDBG-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Funding
- US Department of Commerce/Economic Development Agency, USDA, US DOT and FHWA and FTA Emergency Relief Grants
Our grant compliance and financial control/management expertise and virtual grant management and processing capabilities help to ensure that your recovery stays on track from initial procurement to final audit.
Maximizing Your Financial Recovery
We provide comprehensive grant management strategies throughout all phases of the recovery process. Our team works closely with you to determine the full extent of damages and determine eligibility under various funding programs, including insurance. We implement an effective project formulation and cost accounting strategy designed to maximize available funding, track the development of project worksheets and
any related change orders, and pay close attention to the accurate quantification and full documentation of damages. Our methodology and foresight prepare clients from the outset for a successful final audit.
Our unique centralized support center model allows us to be exceptionally fast and flexible in response to client needs. Tidal Basin’s innovative PA delivery model gives our team access to specialized expertise as needed while developing project applications and deliverables in a streamlined process with high levels of quality assurance.
We Know the Regulations
Tidal Basin is at the cutting edge of issues related to recovery funding, with in-depth, applied knowledge of all current policy, regulations, and eligibility criteria as part of our grant management expertise, including but not limited to:
- Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG)
- FEMA compliance reviews & guidelines and overlaps with Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funding program requirements
- Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (SRIA), including Alternate Procedures Pilot Programs and Dispute Resolution PA Program and Policy Guide FP 104-009-2 as updated in April 2017
- Stafford Act, 44 CFR, and 2 CFR Part 200 “Super Circular”
- Other applicable local, state, federal laws and regulations
Who We've Helped
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)
Tidal Basin Caribe is providing services to support PREPA’s recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Our subject matter experts are providing technical assistance and guidance on every aspect of FEMA’s Public Assistance program, including grants management, project formulation, and policy strategy, as well as the 404 HMGP. To date, Tidal Basin has helped secure obligations totaling $1.8 billion in PA funds, with additional funding pending.
Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico STEP Program
Tidal Basin implemented FEMA’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Pilot Program for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico after hurricanes Irma and Maria – the largest and most complex application of this program in FEMA history with obligation of $1.7 billion.
Super Storm Sandy, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ)
Tidal Basin provided PA, hazard mitigation, FTA and insurance recovery support to the PA NYNJ in managing their estimated loss of more than $2 billion following Hurricane Sandy. We also supported the Port Authority in their FEMA recovery following the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks and their insurance recovery following the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing.
Cook Inlet Earthquake, State of Alaska
Since 2011, Tidal Basin has provided the State of Alaska with technical assistance, staffing and program management support, state-run individual assistance efforts, disaster closeout assistance, and State Hazard Mitigation Plan update efforts.
Hurricane Iselle, Volcanic Eruptions & Earthquakes, State of Hawai’i
Since 2014, Tidal Basin has provided FEMA PA and hazard mitigation staffing and program/grant management services, technical assistance, and project closeout support to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. With Tidal Basin’s help, $33.3 million in FEMA PA funds have been obligated to date with additional funding pending.
Hurricane Irma, City of Key West, Florida
Tidal Basin is supporting Key West with recovery efforts from damage caused by Hurricane Irma, including managing FEMA eligible cost recovery related to debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent repair efforts that have resulted in $43.5 million in recovery costs.
Please contact us for additional information and guidance.