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The work of the three way partnership, Vanguard Inspection Providers, helps FEMA's particular person help program. FEMA will use information collected throughout Vanguard house inspections to confirm injury to residential dwellings affected by a catastrophe. The data gathered throughout the housing inspections will assist the federal authorities decide the quantity of federal help to be granted to residents affected by a declared catastrophe.
The multi-million greenback contract covers a interval of 1 yr and could be prolonged for as much as 4 extra durations. FEMA will challenge particular person activity orders for house inspection companies as wanted throughout the contract interval.
The workforce was already finishing up inspection work underneath a earlier contract.
"We look ahead to persevering with to work with communities to assist them recuperate and rebuild after a catastrophe," mentioned Cathy Clinch, Atkins Civil Sector Supervisor. "The housing inspection course of is a vital first step for owners looking for the help of the federal authorities to rebuild their broken properties."