Respond. Rebuild. Revitalize.
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.
Our Disaster Recovery Services
Establishing Shared Vision
Focusing on Community Needs
Funding and Grant Management
Executing Rapidly and Legally
Maximizing Use of Resources
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.
ICF delivered a financial claim application system tailored to the specific needs of the state of Connecticut and its residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy. ICF Connect was designed, developed, and implemented to manage the claim process from application through review and appeal.
Preparing for a disaster often means the difference between life and death. With America's PrepareAthon!, ICF and FEMA mobilized people to take over 147 million actions that will help their families and communities stay safe from natural and other preventable disasters.
ICF develops and manages the HUD Exchange, which provides program guidance, services, and tools to HUD's grantees, including state and local governments and nonprofit organizations. The website has resulted in a significant costs savings and efficiencies to HUD by allowing the agency to share resources across offices and streamline the delivery of technical assistance to grantees.
When Superstorm Sandy hit, the state of New Jersey had the monumental task of responding to the immediate, critical needs of citizens as well as establishing a comprehensive, long-term recovery process. Although the U.S. federal government allocated funding for Sandy recovery, assigning these resources quickly and effectively required expert guidance in the management of CDBG-DR funds.
Answering CDBG-DR-related questions is critical for those designing a compliant, impactful disaster recovery program. ICF has developed a live Google spreadsheet that provides an easy way for CDBG-DR grantees and their partners to understand new Federal Register notices.
ICF was retained by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to assist the state in its compliance with Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act and subsequently to develop Tribal Consultation Guidance to ensure effective tribal outreach.
In the News
When disaster strikes, the internet of things can help government agencies make more informed decisions.
Hard-hitting storms present Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas with opportunities for grid modernization.
The frequency of extreme weather events creates a sense of urgency to make electric grids more resilient. ICF presents a framework to improve our nation’s grid resilience.
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