In the wake of a disaster, communities must have the right tools to make smart, fast and agile transitions into recovery and rebuilding. Doing it right and doing it fast requires a shared vision for the rebuilding of a more resilient future—not just a return to the status quo.
With the future safety, livelihoods, and economic prosperity of our citizens on the line, there is no room for delay—learning from recovery lessons of the past is imperative. This includes how to maximize the value of every Federal and state recovery dollar and ensure accountability and end-to-end integration of the recovery and economic development process.
ICF has worked with numerous communities to develop and implement long-term recovery and resilience solutions. Here’s how we do it: Specifically, learn how we can work with those in the Florida, Texas and Puerto Rican communities
Establishing Shared Vision
No two disasters are created equal. We help communities account for the many variables—from funding resources to environmental issues to public messaging—that can hinder swift, sustained recovery.
Focus on Community Needs
From developing accurate reward estimations to developing strong lines of communication with affected communities, we help recovery teams assess and address immediate and long-term needs.
Funding and Grant Management
We assist you in developing and maintaining effective partnerships with federal funders, implementing grants management systems and ensuring your policies, procedures, and team are in place.
Execute Rapidly and Legally
Compliance is a moving train, and when it comes to recovery, “business as usual” procedures rarely apply. We work with you to secure the resources you need while avoiding compliance headaches, like audit findings and potential repayments to federal agencies.
Maximize Use of Resources
Securing the right resources in the right way is just the first step. We help you develop a framework for federal fund application that accounts for both short-term recovery and long-term resilience solutions.
Louisiana. Texas. New Jersey. New York. After the most devastating storms in the nation’s history struck these states, the ICF team was there. Following Katrina, we helped design and implement Road Home, the largest disaster housing recovery program in U.S. history. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, we helped New Jersey implement their $4.1 billion CDBG-DR program. At the state and local level, we’ve designed and implemented the programs that help communities pull their lives back together.
Passionate, creative, and experienced
In response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to lead work in prevention, preparation, and response to public health emergencies and disasters, ASPR turned to us as a development partner. The result of this partnership was ASPR TRACIE, an information gateway for easily accessible information and technical assistance about healthcare system preparedness, public health preparedness and disaster clinical medicine. Other ASPR TRACIE-related resources include: CMS and Disasters: Resources at Your Fingertips and Healthcare System Recovery Timeline: A White Paper for Texas