Tribal engagement for true partnership in Superstorm Sandy recovery

Translating the language of disaster recovery

ICF was retained by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to assist the state in its compliance with Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act and subsequently to develop Tribal Consultation Guidance to ensure effective tribal outreach.

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires that effects on historic properties—such as historic buildings, archaeological sites, and properties with religious and cultural significance—be taken into account before approval of funds. In New Jersey, ICF discovered that 75 federal grants to homeowners were being held up, because the properties in question were located on a large Native American habitation site identified in 1865.

Download the case study to learn how ICF engaged native tribes and enabled timely administration of disaster recovery funds.

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