FEMA Programs & Procurement
The FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program is a reimbursement program and the burden of proof of the damages is the applicant’s responsibility; therefore, a thorough record-keeping and accounting system to track costs is essential to qualifying for and retaining FEMA funds. Tidal Basin works with clients to review their standard practices and procurement and accounting policies in order to identify gaps and potential roadblocks for reimbursement in future disasters.
FEMA’s procurement regulations are outlined in the Uniform Administration Rules at 2 CFR Part 200 – adopted by the Department of Homeland Security. The rulemaking which is intended to make procurement and other federal grant administration requirements uniform for all recipients and sub recipients identifies eleven general procurement standards, some of which are mandatory. Prior to reimbursement, FEMA will review the recipient’s and sub recipient’s written policies and procedures to ensure requirements are met.
Tidal’s expertise and knowledge ensures that clients are prepared to meet FEMA’s rigorous procurement standards.
FEMA Debris Management Monitoring
Under the Public Assistance (PA) Program, FEMA does not require applicants to complete a Debris Management Plan; however, a FEMA-approved Debris Management Plan will reduce potential issues once the PA Program is activated in the future. Tidal Basin reviews our clients’ current procurement and management plans in order to identify gaps.
We work with clients to update their debris plans and bring their Debris Management Program into compliance with the FEMA Public Assistance Debris Management Guide which outlines its recommendations for debris plans, and the process and requirements for approving plans. Tidal’s knowledge and expertise ensures that clients are prepared for potential debris removal operations.
The City of Key West hired tidal Basin shortly after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in September 2017 to assist with maximizing our financial recovery…They managed our funding from assessment to closeout…In total, Tidal Basin efficiently and effectively managed over $10 million in Public Assistance grant funding…They are professional, thoughtful, and extremely knowledgeable. They handled the City’s financial recovery flawlessly which minimized disruptions to the City’s staff allowing them to keep focus on their daily responsibilities.”
It has been a sincere pleasure to work with the Tidal Basin staff on our Emergency Operations Plan project. They are clearly experts in their field and it shines through in their work. Moreover, they maintained open lines of communication, were flexible to meet our needs, and provided consistent, honest feedback. I would not hesitate to work with them again or to recommend them to my colleagues.
Severe storms dumped massive amounts of rain in the Southern Tier of New York State in the summer of 2006, resulting in widespread flooding.
When Hurricane Katrina struck, bringing with it widespread flooding and damage, the City of Slidell took the brunt of the storm. Located just 30 miles north of New Orleans, the two cities were both hit full-force by the destructive power of the hurricane. Unfortunately for Slidell, the nation first focused on the recovery of New Orleans. The City of Slidell didn't begin its recovery operations under Adjusters International had been hired, bringing the expertise required to turn the recovery process around.
- City of Lake Oswego, Oregon
- City of Syracuse, New York
- Sabine-Neches Navigation District, Texas
- Pitt County, North Carolina
- Callayomi County Water District, California
- 4094-DR-AK Severe Storm, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, and Landslides
- City of Slidell, Louisiana
- Derry Township Municipal Authority, Pennsylvania
- Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- AK-236, AK-237, AK-238 & AK-240 (State-Level Disaster Declarations)
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