Expertise in community recovery and resilience programs

Program Support

Tidal Basin’s comprehensive understanding of disaster recovery programs, along with hands-on experience gained during some of the worst disasters in U.S. history, provides us with the skills to assist our clients in reaching their recovery goals. Our team has the knowledge and expertise with HUD’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program and has led numerous large scale CDBG-DR funded programs throughout the country.

We are experienced in providing services through each stage – Unmet Needs Assessment, Action Plan and Program Design, Recovery Program Implementation, and Grant Closeout. We have also assisted numerous grantees with compliance and monitoring of programs and sub recipients to ensure program integrity.

HUD’s Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program defines mitigation as activities that increase resilience to disasters and reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of loss of life, injury, damage to and loss of property, and suffering and hardship by lessening the impact of future disasters. CDBG-MIT activities should align with other federal programs that address hazard mitigation to create a more cohesive effort at the federal, state, and local level. These mitigation projects will aim to reduce the risk to community services that benefit human health and safety or economic security, from being severely affected by natural disasters.

Preferred Housing and CDBG-DR/MIT Experts

The disaster recovery process is complex and requires expert guidance to ensure grantees comply with all federal requirements and design programs to maximize their funding, resulting in the greatest benefit to the grantee. Tidal Basin has supported CDBG-DR grantees through all phases of the recovery cycle. From a high level, this is what HUD grantees should expect from CDBG-DR Allocation to Grant Closeout.

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.