Case Study: BRC Assists Barnard College in Recovering Funding from FEMA for COVID-Related Expenses
Barnard College, a prestigious women’s liberal arts college in New York City, faced financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many educational institutions, Barnard incurred significant expenses related to health and safety measures, remote learning infrastructure, and other pandemic-related costs. To mitigate these financial burdens, Barnard College engaged the services of Berquist Recovery Consulting (BRC) for their expertise in navigating the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding process, providing much needed COVID help for the college. This case study examines how BRC helped Barnard College recover thousands in funding from FEMA for COVID-19 expenses, enabling the institution to maintain its financial stability and continue providing quality education to its students.
The Story of Barnard College
To address the financial challenges posed by the pandemic, Barnard College sought the assistance of a consulting firm specializing in FEMA funding. BRC possesses extensive experience in navigating FEMA’s complex funding processes and has a proven track record of securing reimbursements for a variety of eligible public sector and not-for-profiit entities. By engaging BRC, Barnard College aimed to recover a significant portion of its COVID-19-related expenses through FEMA reimbursements.
Navigating the Complexities
The FEMA funding process can be intricate, involving several stages and stringent documentation requirements. BRC worked closely with Barnard College’s financial and administrative teams to gather the necessary data, such as expenditure records, invoices, and supporting documentation. They meticulously compiled all relevant information to substantiate the eligibility of the incurred expenses for FEMA reimbursement.
Collaboration & Expertise
The success of this consulting engagement was largely due to the close collaboration between BRC and Barnard College. BRC’s expertise in FEMA funding combined with the College’s deep knowledge of its own operations and expenses created a strong partnership. Regular meetings and constant communication ensured that all stakeholders were aligned and informed throughout the process. The COVID help for the college was crucial to providing the high-quality education to students it has become known for.
Submission & Review of Reimbursement Request
Once all documentation and supporting evidence were collected, BRC prepared and submitted the FEMA reimbursement request for COVID help for the college. The request included a comprehensive breakdown of eligible expenses and a comprehensive narrative demonstrating their direct relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. BRC emphasized the importance of clarity and accuracy in the submission to expedite the review and reimbursement process.
FEMA Review & Response
Outcome: Successful Recovery of COVID Help for College FEMA Funds
After several rounds of review and necessary communication with FEMA, Barnard College received confirmation of its approved reimbursement from FEMA. BRC’s expertise and meticulous approach played a pivotal role in facilitating this successful outcome. The thousands of dollars in recovered funds significantly alleviated the financial strain on the College, enabling it to keep its faculty and students safe while continuing its educational mission without compromising the quality of its programs and services.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented significant financial challenges for educational institutions worldwide, including Barnard College. Through the engagement of Berquist Recovery Consulting, which specializes in helping clients obtain and maximize FEMA funding, Barnard College successfully navigated the complex FEMA reimbursement process. The close collaboration between BRC and the college’s internal teams, coupled with meticulous documentation and adherence to FEMA’s guidelines, resulted in the recovery of funds that were crucial for maintaining the College’s financial stability. This case study serves as a testament to the effectiveness of engaging BRC’s specialized consulting expertise to recover COVID funds from FEMA and mitigate the financial impact of the pandemic on Barnard College.