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Disaster Recovery Today®

Disaster Recovery Today® is offered free of charge as a public service by our team of experts. Within its pages is the knowledge gained from years of study and field experience that has made our Disaster Recovery Consulting division recognized specialists in FEMA’s Public Assistance program. We have assisted grantees and applicants with virtually all stages of recovery from planning to close-out, and are pleased to be able to share this expertise.

Disaster Recovery Today® is written from a position of advocacy for the applicant. Our team works exclusively on behalf of grantees and applicants, never for FEMA itself. This unique perspective allows us to “tell it like it is” without reservation, and provides you with valuable insights from a non-FEMA perspective.

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Issue #4011

Rebuilding Under the FEMA Public Assistance Program

Repair? Replace? Relocate?
Once again we are pleased to welcome a new author to the Disaster Recovery Today editorial board. For this, our 12th edition, Robert Wright examines how the FEMA Public Assistance Program affects the decision to repair, replace or relocate a damaged facility.
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Issue #4010

A Second Disaster Strikes: Will FEMA Pay Again?

Know Your Obtain and Maintain Requirements!
This edition takes an in-depth look at FEMA’s Obtain and Maintain requirements for property insurance coverage and their relationship to an applicant’s ability to receive Public Assistance funding.
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Issue #4009

Floodplain Management

Sound Techniques to Improve Your Recovery
With the most common natural disaster in the United States being floods, this issue of Disaster Recovery Today® discusses floodplain management and its impact on FEMA reimbursements.
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Issue #4008

Mitigation Funding in the FEMA Public Assistance Program

Mitigation is valuable to society in many ways. It creates stronger, safer and more resilient communities and infrastructure. It also has the potential to save lives and lessens the economic impact on a community following a disaster. . . .
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Issue #4007

Completion, Inspection and Audit

What to expect as the grant closes
An organized, well-documented grant management strategy pays off during the final review of the project during closeout and audit, and helps ensure that grant funding remains intact.
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Issue #4006

Implementing the Recovery Plan

Project formulation, worksheet development and receipt of funds
This issue of Disaster Recovery Today® provides the information to get your organization on track for the funding it requires, and for keeping your project on course in the event of challenges.
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Issue #4005

Develop a Funding Approach

A four-step evaluation process to set the course of project funding
One of the most crucial elements of FEMA grant funding-approach development remains open communication with the state and FEMA, and controlling the stages of Project Worksheet development.
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Issue #4004

Develop a Rebuilding Plan

Knowing your program and funding options is vital to a successful recovery
When it comes to developing a rebuilding plan under the FEMA Public Assistance program, an applicant has several options: you can replace the original facility, improve upon it, or direct the money toward another project.
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Issue #4003

Determining Eligibility

Methods for Presenting Disaster-Related Costs to FEMA to Obtain Eligibility
This issue of Disaster Recovery Today focuses on the methods for presenting disaster-related costs to FEMA to obtain a favorable decision on eligibility. This step is the fourth in a nine-step process identified by Tidal Basin to respond to a declared disaster.
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Issue #4002

Categorizing Losses

Using the Required FEMA Categories to Properly Handle Emergencies
Following a disaster, categorizing losses must be accurately performed to avoid future conflicts with FEMA. This issue breaks down the categories and describes how each is to be used.
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