About ICF

Brandy Bones

Vice President, Disaster Management + Senior Climate Center Fellow
Brandy Bones is committed to helping communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters.

Brandy is one of the nation’s leading disaster management and mitigation experts. She helps shape the current and future business strategy for our disaster management division. Having spent nearly 15 years on the ground in recovery zones, Brandy helps state and local governments navigate the complex disaster recovery and resilience landscape. She specializes in voluntary buyout programs, helping disaster-impacted communities maximize their funding resources to build more resilient communities, and improving outcomes and economic opportunities for traditionally marginalized populations most affected by disasters.

Brandy has led and provided expert support on disaster recovery and resiliency programs and projects in Texas, California, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico, Oregon, Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Brandy joined our team in 2005 as a research assistant. Prior to her current role, she managed our support for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program.

Brandy is a certified urban planner and holds an MBA from the University of Florida and a B.A. from Colgate University.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has created space for consultants and governments to partner together to analyze the delivery of social services that protect vulnerable populations."
Education
  • MBA, University of Florida
  • B.A., Colgate University
 

Brandy Bones on three steps to prepare for natural disasters.

Insights

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Rebuilding better under new CDBG-DR rules
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CDBG mitigation funding: The criticality of planning and coordination
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How to build a resilient and sustainable infrastructure
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Buyouts: Transforming hazard-prone areas into community havens
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Decoding the latest single-family housing CDBG-DR requirements
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