FEMA Emergency Response

A photograph showing flood waters filling the streets of a residential area.

Disaster response and recovery is often the first time a local government is confronted with the maze of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations and, many times, funding sources that could otherwise be reimbursed to municipalities are missed and later those projects are either left unrepaired or paid for by general funding.


Your community can use a FEMA emergency services contract within 90 days, for up to 150 days of a natural disaster, enabling support in the following services:

  • Applying for public assistance for post-declaration activities
  • General disaster recovery technical assistance
  • Project formulation
  • Project listing development


IBTS assists communities in accelerating recovery by providing these services prior to receiving Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. The benefit of this approach includes maximizing FEMA reimbursements; developing clear, FEMA-compliant project management; and reducing disaster recovery by up to a full year.

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