About ICF

Tracy Dean

Disaster Recovery Consultant, Environmental Historic Preservation, FEMA Public Assistance
Tracy is an expert in disaster recovery and architectural history with more than 25 years of experience.

Tracy brings to our team a wealth of experience as an architectural historian meeting the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards and with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) public assistance (PA) recovery programs. As a subject matter expert in environmental historic preservation (EHP) and FEMA PA, she helps communities recover from natural disasters using her expertise in flood-, hurricane-, tornado-, and fire-related events by navigating policy and compliance issues to expedite funding. Tracy has also worked closely with the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grants Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) programs and has geographically supported recovery programs and resiliency projects in Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Missouri, California, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

During Hurricane Sandy, Tracy managed and coordinated FEMA EHP for large projects such as the $3 billion dollar New York City Housing Authority recovery project to expedite funding while fulfilling compliance requirements without undue delays.

In California, Tracy served with the Interagency Coordination Division as the natural and cultural resources lead for the State Disaster Recovery Support Function. During this state-led recovery, she identified gaps and potential funding by leveraging federal and state agencies, as well as non-profit resources, for resilient solutions for the Paradise Camp Fire event. Her work resulted in decision matrices for future events in the state.