Following disaster or emergency events that generate large amounts of debris, disaster recovery grant applicants such as state government agencies, local governments and special districts, private non-profit organizations, and recognized Native American Indian tribes may require the support of contracted disaster debris removal management, monitoring and accounting services.
These services are necessary to ensure that the disaster related debris removal is conducted appropriately and in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. The following grant programs require debris removal monitoring services:
Debris removal accounts for nearly 80% of all FEMA Public Assistance funded recovery programs. Therefore, disaster debris must be quantified, collected and disposed with respect to funding, safety, the environment, and other regulatory matters.
By hiring a contracted disaster debris monitoring firm, grant applicants will benefit from specialized knowledge, expertise, and experience in developing, implementing, and monitoring a variety of disaster debris removal programs, often resulting in greater reimbursement funding and a more expeditious recovery.
Thompson’s consultants have performed debris removal monitoring and grant administration services for over 50 federally declared disasters and emergencies. This work has resulted in the documentation of over 90 million cubic yards of debris and our clients successfully applying for and retaining more than $4 billion of federal grant funding for debris removal.
FEDERALLY DECLARED DISASTER RESPONSES
MILLION CUBIC YARDS OF DEBRIS DOCUMENTED
BILLION IN FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING
Thompson invests considerable resources in technologies to support more efficient debris removal monitoring. Among these technologies is our best-in-class automated debris management system (ADMS), the Thompson Data Management Suite (TDMS). Since 2012, TDMS has been routinely deployed on federally reimbursed projects and meets the specifications of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Advanced Contracting Initiative (ACI).