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IEM, supporting Quanta Services and ATCO in LUMA Energy, serves as the federal fiscal fund manager and assists in emergency management efforts.
IEM was recently named “A Best Place to Work” in North Carolina among large businesses for 2020.
THE WEEKLY JOURNAL – Consortium of Canadian and U.S. firms nabs $1.5 billion contract.
THE NEW YORK TIMES – Puerto Rico officials said Monday that a consortium of Canadian and U.S. firms will take over the transmission and distribution system of the island’s public power company in a long-awaited announcement involving one of the largest public utilities in a U.S. jurisdiction.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – The territory’s bankrupt power monopoly signed a 15-year deal with operators including Quanta Services, hoping they can reverse years of mismanagement.
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.
Understanding and Maximizing Federal Resources: Insights on FEMA’s Guidance on “Coordinating Public Assistance and Other Federal Funding Sources”
On July 2, 2020, FEMA released the “Federal Cost Share for Public Assistance Program” fact sheet. In this piece, IEM examines the background and importance of these two pages of federal guidance.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1, and with three named storms already behind us, the looming threat of extreme weather compounded with the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing emergency managers to rethink how they will support communities impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms.
In the fight against the coronavirus, contact tracing is vital to successfully reopen the economy while containing and limiting the transmission of the virus. Contact tracing is a proven method to respond to outbreaks and is essential to strengthen the country’s public health infrastructure and prevent a second-wave of COVID-19 from occurring.
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.
Helping communities recover is a team effort, and IEM knows that a key partner in this effort are houses of worship.
After major disasters, communities come together to identify unmet needs and help direct support to where it is needed the most. For many families, the most pressing need is to return to a home that is safe, clean, and secure.
IEM’s One Doc, One Knock is a business consulting and management tool that makes application processing for disaster recovery funding run more efficiently.