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Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding

A successful disaster recovery program is implemented quickly and accurately, with strong customer service, and without recapture of funds by the federal government.

IEM leverages 30+ years of experience in disaster management and a track record of delivering results to help states and cities implement model disaster recovery and resilience programs. We provide results quickly and in compliance with regulations, ensuring that crucial funding will be expeditiously engaged and recovery accomplished sooner and better.

Unlike many firms, IEM has deep expertise in the range of funding sources that drive state and local recovery programs, from FEMA Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Assistance to HUD Community Development Block Grants and Federal Highway Administration funds. Our experience managing and supporting successful recovery programs across the country ensures that your community will rebuild faster and stronger, and without enduring federal recapture of disallowed funds.

Large-Scale Housing Recovery

  • Program Management
  • Performance Management
  • Compliance and Monitoring
  • Data Analytics and Reporting
  • Public Outreach
  • Strategy, Policy, and Plan Development
  • Financial Analysis
  • Operational Evaluation and Improvement
  • Appeals
  • Resiliency

Key housing programs we manage:

  • Housing Reconstruction and Repair
  • Homebuyer Assistance
  • Interim Mortgage Assistance
  • Homebuyer Assistance/New Housing Construction
  • Public and Workforce Housing
  • Home Elevation

Large-Scale Infrastructure and Public Facilities Recovery

Public Assistance Support

  • 44 CFR and Stafford Act Expertise
  • Program Management
  • Compliance and Monitoring
  • Recovery Assessment and Project Worksheet Development/Review
  • Pre-/Post-Disaster Financial Documentation
  • Preliminary Damage Assessments
  • Procurement Support
  • Project Cost Effectiveness and Reasonableness Determination
  • Special Consideration Process
  • Project Implementation/Documentation
  • Alternate and Improved Projects for Permanent Work Public Assistance Eligibility
  • Audits and Appeals

Hazard Mitigation Assistance

  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
    • Sub-grantee Application Development Support
    • Sub-grantee Grants Management
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
    • Sub-grantee Application Development Support

    Recovery Planning

    • Long-term Recovery Planning
    • Economic Recovery Planning and Assessment
    • Re-entry Planning
    • Evacuee Support Planning and Host City Coordination


    Demonstrated Successes

    New York State's CDBG Disaster Recovery Housing Program

    IEM managed the State of New York's $1.2 billion CDBG Disaster Recovery Housing Program, called NY Rising.
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    Mississippi's Post-Katrina CDBG Housing Recovery Program

    IEM staff implemented Mississippi's post-Katrina CDBG Housing Recovery Programlauded by HUD as a success and best practices model.

    Mississippi's $1 billion Public Infrastructure Program

    IEM staff managed Mississippi's $1 billion public infrastructure program.
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