O.R. Colan Associates has vast experience with respect to environmentally sensitive initiatives and disaster recovery efforts. ORC’s experts are thoroughly versed in the considerations involved with nationally and regionally significant environmental impact projects. Our team of acquisition and relocation agents has worked on some of the largest disaster recovery projects in the nation.

FEMA provides States and communities millions of dollars annually to encourage communities to become disaster resistant by having a mitigation plan approved by FEMA prior to the occurrence of a natural disaster.

ORC will assist States and communities eligible to receive sub-grants from States in understanding FEMA’s array of Mitigation Programs that includes the following:

  • Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP)
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program (PDM)
  • Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL)

ORC partners with Regional Offices, State Hazard Mitigation Officers and State NFIP Coordinators to manage the voluntary buyout and demolition of residential dwellings and relocation of flood-prone structures. ORC applies its 40 years of experience to provide turnkey program management services that may include funding assistance, grant assistance, public outreach and workshops, homeowner liaison, relocation needs assessments, intake interviews, comparable housing determinations, appraisal, salvage value costs, title services, negotiations, and property management.

A partial list of our FEMA-sponsored projects involving disaster recovery and pre-disaster mitigation include:

  • Relocation of the entire city of Times Beach (MO)
  • South Florida Water Management District – Everglades Restoration Program (FL)
  • Hurricane Agnes recovery effort, Buffalo Creek (WV)
  • Forest Glen (NY)
  • Great Flood of 1993 along Missouri and Mississippi rivers, St. Louis (MO)
  • Hurricane Alberto recovery effort, Leon County (FL)
  • North County Levee District Project, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Charles (MO)
  • Floodplains repetitive loss, North Royalton (OH)
  • Paine Creek flooding, Lake County (OH)
  • Tuscarawas River Floodplain, Village of Clinton (OH)
  • Grant Application for City of Mansfield (OH)
  • City of Broadview Heights (OH)

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O. R. Colan Associates ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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