State and local government officials face daunting and complex challenges to help citizens, organizations, and businesses recover from natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods. Failure to recover and rebuild quickly can compound pain and suffering, tarnish a government’s reputation, and create economic hardships for citizens.
To help officials protect and rebuild their communities, ICF provides essential technical expertise to organize and integrate related programs across the full recovery lifecycle — from planning and recovery to targeted assistance with stakeholders and processes.
Ready, Right From the Start
For over 10 years, our teams have worked alongside vulnerable communities in hurricanes, floods and other demanding disaster recovery environments. We help governors, mayors, and constituents prepare before a natural disaster strikes, implement recovery measures immediately after a catastrophic event, and manage long-term rebuilding efforts.
Our hands-on approach can help you leverage and implement funding sources like 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. We can also navigate the complexities and sensitivities of competing interests, expediting recovery and building the capacity of state and local resources to handle future disaster recovery challenges.
Whether you’re grappling with grant management, housing rehabilitation, program governance, or all of that and more, let’s tackle it together. Read on to learn more about how we can help.
We’ll help you rebuild your community, ensure that it’s more sustainable and resilient to future natural disasters, and promote the region and its residents. We specialize in:
Development of alternative housing solutions
Pre-and post-disaster housing and recovery planning
Identification of priority investment projects
Community building and planning toolkits
Protecting critical infrastructure is a key component of recovery. We’ll help you manage risks to improve the security and resilience of energy and water supplies, transportation, and cyber systems. We specialize in:
Vulnerability and risk assessments
Analysis of interdependencies and mitigation strategies
Capital investment planning and prioritization
Public/private partnership development and enhancement
Analytics and Data Management
We’ll help you operationalize decision-support data needed to keep recovery operations running smoothly and to respond rapidly to the unexpected.
Data analytics and forecasting tools
Standard and on-demand reports and analyses
Maintenance of required records to respond to audits and inquiries
Staff augmentation responsive to changes in demand
Funding and Grant Management
We’ll help you develop and maintain effective partnerships with HUD, CDBG, FEMA, SBA, implementing grants management systems, and ensuring your policies, procedures, and team are in place. We specialize in:
Writing action plans that meet HUD standards
Managing communications strategies with your staff, citizens, and stakeholders
Building staff capacity and program management systems
Initiating outreach, accepting applications, and determining eligibility
Establishing tracking, reporting, and forecasting systems
Health and Social Services
Whether you hail from government or private sector, we’re well-versed in public health, healthcare, and medical consequences of all hazards, disasters, and emergencies. We specialize in:
Regional community resilience
Hazard, risk, capabilities, and readiness assessments
Preparedness and response program evaluation
Emergency medical services system support
Disaster behavioral health
Program Management and Governance
Recovery planning and operations require the coordinated effort of government at every level as well as stakeholders in the private sector and nongovernmental organizations (NGO). We help local governments take the lead and establish a plan. We specialize in:
Organizational governance and acquisition management
Policy, process, and procedure management
Program control board
Strategic communication management
Passionate, creative, and experienced