IEM Leadership

Tiffany Crane, J.D

Senior Director of Community Development
Block Grants – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Programs

Tiffany Crane

Tiffany Crane is IEM’s Senior Director for Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program development. In that role she works with state governments to design and implement housing, economic development and infrastructure programs to deliver CDBG-DR grant funding. She provides technical assistance to the client and leads a team of professionals to implement an effective and efficient CDBG-DR program. For the delivery of CDBG-DR programs, Ms. Crane oversees policy and procedure development, intake and eligibility, damage assessment and environmental review, Duplication of Benefits and award calculation, construction assignments and monitoring, and program closeout. She also manages a team of IEM project managers responsible for acquisition and buyout, including for affordable housing, workforce training, and business support services programs.

Ms. Crane has supported more than $1 billion in U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-funded disaster recovery initiatives over the past ten years, first starting with Mississippi’s post-Katrina disaster housing. She has worked with state and local governments in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, New York City, New York State, Richland County, SC, and Florida. In this capacity, her team of more than 120 disaster recovery practitioner are currently providing technical assistance, developing program policies and procedures, and evaluating options and risks in the day-to-day management of recovery grant operations.

Ms. Crane ensures the resources and expertise are in place to effectively deliver a disaster recovery program covering housing and economic development activities for IEM’s clients. Having served in critical roles in major disaster response and recoveries across the country, Ms. Crane creates program solutions that track with changes in HUD guidance and regulations.
Ms. Crane holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA.

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