Disaster Recovery and Management

Communities rely on Tetra Tech’s broad capabilities in disaster program and federal grant management, and environmental and engineering services to navigate the path to long-term recovery.

In the shadow of a large-scale disaster, state and local officials bear the immense responsibility of restoring normalcy to their communities while simultaneously struggling to harness rising disaster-related costs. With decades of experience gained supporting post-disaster operations across the United States, Tetra Tech helps inform critical decision-making and decode the complex requirements of federally funded disaster grant programs. More than 300 state and local governments have called upon us to help them respond to and recover from more than 67 federal disaster declarations, resulting in recovery of billions of dollars in disaster grant funds.

Tetra Tech is an environmental and engineering firm with deep capabilities in researching and resolving threats to the environment, including those caused by the destructive forces of natural disasters. We resolve complex problems using proven methodologies, technologies, and tools built by scientists and engineers, with a focus on long-term resilience and future-proof solutions. We prepare our clients with tools and technology for a more resilient future, should disaster strike again. Our robust and proprietary data management system, RecoveryTrac, seamlessly tracks data in real-time throughout the entire project life cycle, providing communities with the information needed to facilitate a speedy recovery.

We help communities navigate the web of complex and ever-changing disaster recovery legislation, policy, guidance, and requirements so they can access critical funding from programs like Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance, FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. Our experts build on lessons learned responding to disasters across the United States to guide our clients through the multifaceted and often arduous path to capturing federal grant funds. Tetra Tech helps clients manage and secure billions of dollars in grant funding.

As the damage is assessed and disaster-related costs rise, our clients rely on Tetra Tech to maintain focus on the big picture while they respond to their community’s immediate needs. Our team integrates seamlessly into recovery operations to serve our clients as a trusted partner every step of the way. Recovery from large-scale disasters can take years, and we stand beside our clients long after the debris has been cleared and the power has been restored. For example, in Harris County, Texas, Tetra Tech provided a full spectrum of services over the past 12 years and adapted with the County as its needs evolved. This has included everything from disaster recovery program management, debris monitoring, housing repairs and buyouts, after action reporting, public information, and emergency preparedness to most recently managing the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Geographically vulnerable communities trust Tetra Tech to deliver excellent results throughout the recovery process. We deliver scalable solutions powered by leading experts and time-saving technologies to communities across the United States, regardless of geographic location, community size, or disaster type. Our proven capabilities include:

  • Adaptable service: The City of Houston, Texas, has trusted Tetra Tech to respond to every disaster since 2008, including housing, debris monitoring, financial recovery, COVID-19 medical sheltering, resiliency planning, and more

  • Front-line and first response: Tetra Tech has supported the State of California in response to more than 12 wildfires over the last 4 years, working on the front lines of immediate response and recovery

  • Longevity and reliability: For more than 15 years, Miami-Dade County has partnered with Tetra Tech as its leading disaster recovery service provider

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