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Katrina. Sandy. Maria. Harvey. For over 20 years, we’ve been on the ground for some of the most significant natural disasters in U.S. history. Our diverse and passionate teams have decades of experience working with federal, state and local officials to effectively manage complex recovery projects. From immediate recovery to long-term rebuild and preparation that makes communities more resilient in the face of future storms. With a demonstrated track record of results. And unmatched expertise that helped to write the federal guidelines for disaster recovery compliance.
Making a difference in the lives of residents and increasing the speed at which communities can bounce back is some of the most important work we will ever do. If you’re in the path of a disaster, ICF can serve as your trusted partner—helping you navigate the federal recovery funding landscape to get the relief you need, and showing you how to apply every dollar to make your community stronger and more resilient.
Supporting communities across the disaster lifecycle
1. Prepare and mitigate
Use preparedness, planning, insurance, adaptation, and mitigation strategies to reduce risk and vulnerability.
Manage immediate post-disaster operations to ensure excellent execution and reimbursement eligibility—and prepare for the recovery ahead.
With over 90% local staff, we obligated $1.9B in FEMA funding in the first year, more than any other disaster in U.S. history.
Texas General Land Office
We support the project management, technical assistance, and financial services of the agency’s CDBG-DR program, enabling home rehabilitation or reconstruction.
Harris County, Texas
Following major flooding, we stood up 5 fixed Intake Centers and 5 Mobile intake teams within 45 days of contract award.
We maximized funding flexibility to build resiliency into recovery following the most devastating storm of 2012.
Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey
Employing hundreds of locally based and impacted staff, we mobilized recovery and rebuilding efforts to restore infrastructure and communities.
- Economic Revitalization
- Using CDBG-DR as match
- Public Assistance
- Hazard Mitigation Assistance
- HMGP (404)
- Pre Disaster Mitigation (PDM)
- Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
- Individual Assistance
- Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAGS)
We help clients maximize the full suite of federal recovery funding dollars including FHWA, EPA, HHS, and SBA.
- Training and technical assistance
- Hazards and risk analysis
- Economic impact analysis
- Risk management and insurance
- Adaptation and resilience solutions
- Determining the administrative model
- Building staff capacity
- Connecting the need with the appropriate solution whether it’s:
- Infrastructure resilience
- Economic revitalization
- Workforce development
- Public Services
- Communications and outreach
- Environmental reviews and historic preservation
- Intake and eligibility determination
- Project formulation
- Grants and case management
- Procurement and contract management
- Strategies for combining federal recovery sources
- Relocation services
- Reporting and analytics
- Compliance and monitoring
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Let’s see if a CDBG-DR activity will qualify for LMI area benefit (LMA)!
Property Exposure Report Template
Keep track of your assets and be prepared for any disaster—with our free property exposure report template.
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At the intersection of experience and passion. ICF’s team has guided some of the most complex disaster recovery efforts in modern history—bringing their FEMA and HUD expertise to the meaningful work of supporting communities in need.