In recent years, we have assisted a number of state and local agencies with securing federal funding that resulted in major recovery and mitigation projects. After Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection received $230 million for HUD’s Rebuild by Design initiative after we partnered with the agency to provide a feasibility study and environmental impact statement to reduce storm surge and flood risk in the city of Hoboken and parts of Weehawken and Jersey City.
We aided the City of New Haven, Conn., with obtaining $1.35 million in hazard mitigation grant funds to repair ineffective and failing flood control structures. Another client, the Town of Jay in Santa Rosa County, Fla., received a $600,000 HUD Community Development Block Grant and a nearly $1.6 million USDA grant to replace antiquated water piping.
On a larger scale, we assisted the State of Alaska by coordinating with the U.S. Geological Survey and other federal agencies to meet its baseline topographic mapping needs over the past decade. This $66 million program included collaborative funding from several federal and state agencies. We provided the vision for how Alaska should be mapped, assistance with securing funding, and the technical and management expertise for getting the job done in a timely and cost-effective manner. The new maps meet National Map Accuracy Standards and are helping to manage natural resources and infrastructure, enable Alaskan communities to become more resilient to natural disasters, enhance economic development, and create safer conditions for pilots.
We are committed to helping our clients’ programs cross the finish line by identifying appropriate federal funding opportunities whenever possible. We closely monitor developing federal programs to analyze where our clients can benefit.