When natural disasters strike, state and local government officials face daunting and complex challenges to help citizens and businesses recover. Failure to recover and rebuild quickly can compound pain and suffering, tarnish a government’s reputation, and create economic hardships for citizens.
ICF consultants have experience working in the most demanding disaster recovery environments. Our experts help governors, mayors, and constituents prepare before a natural disaster strikes, and we implement long-term recovery after a catastrophic event.
ICF teams include specialists in housing, community development, environment, finance, emergency preparedness, information technology, and communications. Our hands-on approach helps ensure compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), HUD Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Small Business Administration and other recovery programs. Our in-depth understanding of the complexities and sensitivities of competing interests helps expedite recovery and build the capacity of state and local resources to handle future disaster recovery challenges.
From end-to-end support for planning and recovery to targeted assistance with stakeholders and processes, ICF addresses the full lifecycle of disaster recovery for a lasting impact on affected people and the communities they call home.