ICF helps restore, redevelop, and revitalize the strength of communities affected by disasters and supports building a more resilient global society.
Public, private, and nonprofit organizations must develop and implement new strategies to not only prepare and respond but to also quickly recover from disasters.
ICF provides essential technical expertise to organize and integrate related programs across the full recovery lifecycle. Using strong program management discipline, ICF helps communities recover from the effects of a major disaster and improve resiliency to future events.
ICF's multidisciplinary housing and community development teams provide a comprehensive understanding in community development block grants; rehabilitation and reconstruction; pre- and post-disaster housing and recovery planning; and program design, training, and technical assistance. ICF also works with states to help rebuild sustainable communities that are more resilient to future natural disasters and to promote the region and its residents.
Read more about ICF's Housing solutions.
ICF enables clients to manage risks to improve the security and resilience of critical infrastructure, including energy and water supplies and transportation and cyber systems. Capabilities include:
Read more about ICF's Critical Infrastructure solutions.
ICF helps clients at all levels of government and the private sector prepare for the public health, healthcare, and medical consequences of all hazards, disasters, and emergencies. Capabilities include:
Related programs: SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center
During the recovery and rebuilding phases, ICF equips city, county, state, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations with the skills and abilities they need to build and sustain community economic health. ICF supports stakeholders with a range of economic and infrastructure development issues focused on workforce development, asset building, economic development, and community building so that neighborhoods can achieve economic stability and maintain social equity.
Read more about ICF's Economic Development solutions.
ICF's experienced scientists, technical experts, and regulatory specialists deliver skilled problem solving and creative thinking to help decision makers navigate through natural resource challenges. Capabilities include:
Related programs: Bay Delta Conservation Plan
A core principle of the recovery processes is that it includes a rigorous understanding of risks and vulnerabilities and builds in sustainability and resilience. Experts have long argued that climate change will continue to exacerbate vulnerability to extreme weather. Existing infrastructure may be at risk to impacts from extreme events, like intense rainfall from storms or wind from hurricanes, as well as longer-term trends in climate such as periods of drought or heat.
ICF helps decision makers understand the risks posed by climate change and develop adaptation solutions. Capabilities include:
Related programs: Gulf Coast Study
Read more about ICF's solutions for Climate Change.
Recovery planning and operations require the coordinated effort of government at every level as well as stakeholders in the private sector and nongovernmental organizations (NGO). For successful recovery, local governments need to take leadership and primary responsibility for the coordinated effort across all aspects of community recovery. ICF has strong program management and community engagement expertise essential to establish governance structures and help coordinate and manage the overall recovery effort. Capabilities include:
Related programs: ICF implemented the Louisiana Road Home Program, which ultimately became the largest disaster relief program in U.S. history.
Read more about ICF's Program Management and Governance solutions.
ICF employee and Volunteer Fire Department Chief Paul Schomburg of Falls Church, Virginia, is helping to rebuild communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. By donating an ambulance to the Long Island Park Volunteer Fire Department, whose ambulances and fire trucks were destroyed in Sandy's floods, Paul is contributing to the restoration of emergency services to their community.