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Preparing Before Disaster Strikes: Steps your community can take 

September 13, 2023 · Insights

FEMA worker overlooks wreckage from a disaster

September is National Preparedness Month – a month dedicated to promoting and raising awareness about the importance of emergency preparedness and encouraging individuals, families and communities to take proactive steps to be ready for natural disasters and other emergencies. One step private non-profits, state, tribal and local governments can take to prepare for these issues is to procure an on-call contract with a disaster recovery consultant to help respond to federally declared disasters.  These contracts are vital for several reasons: 

Procuring on-call contracts for FEMA Public Assistance grant management is an essential planning step for disaster preparedness and recovery. These contracts enable governments to respond swiftly and efficiently to these issues, enhancing the safety and well-being of their communities while maximizing the chances of receiving FEMA reimbursement for eligible expenses to make the recovery process less daunting. 

Reach out to GMC’s team of Disaster Recovery experts at to discuss your community’s preparedness needs. 

Robert Ramsey

Robert Ramsey

Executive Vice President, Disaster Recovery

Tel: 770-952-2481

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