Disaster management

Helping communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters

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Your partner on the ground

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

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1. Prepare

Use preparedness, planning, insurance, adaptation, and mitigation strategies to reduce risk and vulnerability.

2. Respond

Manage immediate post-disaster operations to ensure excellent execution and reimbursement eligibility—and prepare for the recovery ahead.

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3. Recover

Leverage funding from federal and private sources to restore infrastructures and rebuild more resilient and sustainable communities.

Projects

Puerto Rico

With 90% local staff, we obligated $1.9B in FEMA funding in the first year, more than any other disaster in U.S. history. We are also assisting in the management of the island’s CDBG-DR services.

Texas General Land Office

We support the project management, technical assistance, and financial services of the agency's CDBG-DR program.

Harris County, Texas

Following major flooding, we stood up 5 fixed Intake Centers and 5 Mobile intake teams within 45 days of contract win.

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Hurricane Katrina

Managed one of America’s largest disaster recovery efforts.

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Superstorm Sandy

Building resiliency following the most devastating storm of 2012.

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Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey

Mobilizing recovery and rebuild efforts to restore infrastructures and communities.

Technology

DisasTRAX

Our real-time project management software solution—before, during, and after your event
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In the news

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New Jersey Extends ICF’s Contract to Support State Disaster Relief Efforts

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HUD Selects ICF To Provide Community Development and Capacity Building Assistance

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ICF to Acquire DMS Disaster Consultants

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To Buyout or Not: What We Learned From Floods in Pennsylvania

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Before the Flood: How to Plan and Design Proactive Buyout Programs That Work

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How the Internet of Things Can Prepare Cities for Natural Disasters

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The 4 Main Pillars of Enhancing Utility Grid Resilience

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Explore insights

White Paper

Insurance and FEMA—how to get (and keep) federal funding: White paper

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Blog

Let’s see if a CDBG-DR activity will qualify for LMI area benefit (LMA)!

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Report

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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Podcast

The changing landscape of disaster management

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How to build a resilient and sustainable U.S. public infrastructure

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White Paper

Decoding the Latest Single-Family Housing CDBG-DR Requirements

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