Emergency Shelter Assessment

By | March 2, 2018

Emergency Shelter Assessment By David Hattis, Senior Advisor of Federal and State Programs, IBTS   Establishing strategies for evacuation and local emergency shelter is an essential component of comprehensive resilience planning to ensure the safety…

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States and Community Energy Strategies

By | February 15, 2018

States and Community Energy Strategies Featured in The Council of State Governments’ Book of the States 2017   Community Solar and Community Choice Aggregation, or CCA, are two relatively new, increasingly pursued, and still evolving…

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A Regional Approach: Collaborating with Non-Profits

By | January 3, 2018

A Regional Approach: Collaborating with Non-Profits Featured in the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Government Finance Review Magazine!   Public agencies of all sizes face financial challenges and difficulties in securing the resources needed to…

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IBTS and FEMA: Hurricane Season Recovery

By | November 28, 2017

IBTS and FEMA: Hurricane Season Recovery August and September of 2017 proved to be a record-breaking hurricane season for the southern United States, causing widespread destruction in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Hundreds of thousands…

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Understanding Substantial Damage Determination

By | October 27, 2017

Understanding Substantial Damage Determination After a flood event, homeowners often struggle to understand the requirements and procedures of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), presenting unexpected challenges in an already dire situation. Homeowners must have…

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Not Your Parent’s FEMA

By | February 18, 2016
Not Your Parent's FEMA In early February, FEMA debuted a new tool in their recovery toolbox: Express Manufactured Housing Unit.  Congressional staff visited the unit on display at FEMA Headquarters...
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