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IEM was recently named as one of the “2020 Best Places to Work” in Baton Rouge. The awards program is a project of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, the Greater Baton Rouge SHRM, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Best Companies Group.
IEM, supporting Quanta Services and ATCO in LUMA Energy, serves as the federal fiscal fund manager and assists in emergency management efforts.
KTVU – KTVU’s Heather Holmes talks with Dr. Rashid Chotani, medical director of IEM and COVID-19 researcher, about the latest vaccine developments and COVID-19 headlines.
KTVU – KTVU’s Heather Holmes speaks with Dr. Rashid Chotani, a COVID-19 researcher and medical director at IEM. They discuss convalescent plasma, antigen tests and other coronavirus-related news. Chotani has advised the CDC and is a leading figure in the fight against COVID-19 in the US.
CNN – Even after President Donald Trump diverted $44 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for federal unemployment benefits, its disaster relief fund will still have at least $25 billion to use in response to hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters over the next month.
Issues & Insights – President Donald Trump and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced the emergency use authorization of convalescent plasma as a treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, a major breakthrough in the fight against coronavirus that will make the therapy widely available than before.
IEM Founder/CEO Beriwal and Senior Community Liaison Patenaude participate in the Bipartisan Policy Center’s forum on “Reducing Natural Disaster Costs: Building Better and Stronger”
The costs and devastation associated with natural disasters will continue to increase as storms increase in intensity. Given the magnitude of recent natural disasters and their recurrent nature, controlling the costs of future disasters is a necessary policy objective.
Recently, IEM sponsored HERricane, a unique program designed to encourage young women to explore careers in emergency management and allied fields.
IEM Insights: The basics of the Disaster Relief Fund, or DRF, for those of us who aren’t Stafford Act experts or former FEMA CFO
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) has been in the news recently due to COVID-19. Let’s look at some of the basics.
The famous line “show me the money,” from the 1996 movie Jerry McGuire, is appropriate for 2020 as every state, locality, territory, and tribe (SLTT) in the United States is seeking financial assistance in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and its ramifications.
FEMA’s New (Interim) Policy – “COVID-19 Pandemic: Work Eligible for Public Assistance” – Changes for FEMA Category B work starting September 15, 2020
FEMA just released the interim “COVID-19 Pandemic: Work Eligible for Public Assistance (PA)” Policy dated September 1, 2020. This new Policy is effective for work performed on or after September 15, 2020. For all work performed on or before September 14, 2020, FEMA’s previous policies, guidance and fact sheets still apply.
A successful disaster recovery effort using HUD CDBG-DR (Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery) is reliant on the quality of the systems utilized to organize recovery efforts.
New Jersey’s (NJ) Department of Community Affairs (DCA) hired IEM to assist in completing their U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) housing recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.