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.
During Huricanne Irma 2017, the City contracted the services of Tidal Basin in order to help us recover the necessary funds spent during the disaster cleanup process...Due to the efforts by Tidal Basin's staff, the City was able to receive our much needed reimbursement from F.E.M.A. The attention to detail displayed by Tidal Basin's staff was imperative during the process which involved tedious paperwork and inspections. I am confident that your organization will benefit from the services provided by Tidal Basin and its hardworking staff.
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.
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