Services Overview

Berquist Recovery Consulting provides disaster recovery services to help you get back on your feet after a disaster. From property damage and disaster clean-up to insurance filing and rebuilding, our disaster recovery consultants are here to guide you through the recovery process. We strive to provide the best service possible with a team of highly experienced professionals who are committed to helping you recover from a natural disaster.

Our Disaster Recovery Services







Pandemic Response

The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges and costs for public entities, and a unique set of rules for reimbursements. We'll help maximize your reimbursement.

BRIC Grants

The BRIC program give states, local communities, tribes and territories funding to address future risks to natural disasters, including: wildfires, drought, hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme heat, and flooding. We'll help apply for and manage your grants.

FEMA Public Assistance

Maximize reimbursements and compliance for debris cleanup, emergency protective measures, repair and rebuilding of infrastructure including roads and bridges, water control facilities, public buildings and contents, utilities, parks, and administrative expenses.

Insurance Recovery

FEMA funding is generally after all insurance has been exhausted. Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. Having a Berquist consultant in your corner can make the process less stressful.

Debris Management

Having a debris management plan in place before a disaster increases the federal cost share of reimbursements and helps your community get back on its feet quicker with passable roads, fewer hazards and visual recovery progress.


Procurement issues are one of the most common reasons that FEMA rejects or denies cost reimbursements. Ensuring proper plans exist and are followed is critical to preventing de-obligations and adverse audit findings.

Emergency Protective Measures and Sheltering

Preserving life and protecting property are critical after an event, with first responders, volunteers and others pitching in to help. Ensuring proper procedures are followed saves lives and facilitates reimbursements afterwards.

Damage Scoping and Cost Estimation

From properly scoping damaged facilities to preparing cost estimates that leave room for the unexpected, we know the best approaches for obtaining the funding you need to repair and rebuild.

Floodplain Rules

Floodplain rules impact everything from debris cleanup reimbursements to requirements for elevation and mitigation of critical infrastructure. Violating these rules can jeopardize funding and put your community at risk.

406 Hazard Mitigation and Benefit-Cost Analysis

Hazard Mitigation is a vital component of disaster recovery. It aims to prevent the same issues from reoccurring in the future. The process involves complex justifications including Benefit-Cost Analysis calculations.

Direct Administrative Cost Recovery

Direct Administrative Costs, abbreviated as "DAC," are costs incurred to obtain and manage federal funding with proper documentation and controls. Cost recovery enables us to reduce the overall out of pocket expenses of an applicant.

Closeouts, Appeals and Arbitration

Long after an event is over, the closeout process with FEMA and your state will tally final expenses and ensure all required documentation is in place. Appeals are crucial to ensuring our clients receive what is truly theirs from the available programs. We'll be your voice in appeals and arbitration.

Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA)

Our team members were instrumental in administering and implementing the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SIRA) of 2013 which offers applicants more flexibility in obtaining funding.

Section 428 Capped Grant Projects

Our president played a vital role in executing the implementation of the 428 Public Assistance Pilot Program, giving our team an exceptional understanding of the program's inner workings.

General Disaster Planning and Policy Advice

Have a disaster-related question or need that's not on this chart? Contact us today to see how our experts can help!