IEM Selected as Disaster Recovery Technical Assistance Provider by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Homeland Security Firm Awarded Prestigious Designation for Third Year in a Row; Grant Enables IEM to Share Industry-Leading Expertise to Help Hurricane-Affected Communities Increase Capacity for Post-Disaster Recovery Housing
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, December 1, 2017 – IEM, a global homeland security firm specializing in emergency management, disaster recovery, and mitigation, has been awarded a Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The HUD grant will be used by IEM to help HUD grantees and disaster-affected communities navigate complex housing and community development challenges by equipping them with knowledge, skills, tools, capacity, and systems to successfully implement HUD programs and policies. The program will also help communities be more effective stewards of taxpayer funds. This is the third year in a row that IEM has received a Compass Technical Assistance grant.
“This year’s disastrous hurricane season has produced historic demand across the nation for HUD services and programs,” said Madhu Beriwal, President and CEO of IEM. “We’ve seen over and over the positive impact HUD programs have on communities recovering from disasters and we look forward to helping state and local agencies improve their ability to serve their residents and effectively address their most urgent housing needs.”
“The Community Compass Program is an important initiative that ensures HUD programs are effective and sustainable over the long term,” said Jon Mabry, IEM’s Vice President of Disaster Recovery. “We’re proud of being designated as an expert in managing the often complicated process of delivering federal housing support, and are excited to continue our work to make the communities we serve even stronger.”
HUD’s Community Compass program supports communities by providing technical assistance and capacity building so that community development is sustained at the local level over the long term. In support of this program, IEM will provide technical assistance with a wide variety of HUD funding sources and offices, including Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which are an integral part of housing recovery after this year’s hurricane season. The grant award is designated at $350,000.
For more information about the Community Compass program, click here.