FEMA Grants Management Systems
Utilize technology to help people before, during, and after disasters.
ADG recognizes that disasters can be unpredictable, unavoidable, and complex—not just for the immediate risk they pose to life and property, but for the long-term challenge they present to management and recovery for individuals, businesses, and communities. ADG has been delivering full life-cycle system engineering capabilities to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Modernizing, operating, and sustaining multiple grant-making systems across the agency, ADG’s primary focus is to support FEMA’s mission of “helping people before, during, and after disasters.” ADG supports the following programs:
National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS)
Emergency Management Mission Integrated Environment (EMMIE)
Through these programs and other initiatives, ADG’s partnership with FEMA has strengthened the Agency’s ability to deliver disaster support for State and Local Governments, Tribal entities, and Territories.
FEMA need to rapidly distribute grants due to the urgent nature of disaster relief for vulnerable Americans. FEMA's unique challenge arises from potential lack of documentation among victims, impacting their eligibility for grants. While speed is crucial, it also exposes FEMA to heightened risks of improper grant allocation, non-compliance, and misused funds. A balance must be struck between quick action and thorough evaluation to ensure accurate distribution of aid and prevent potential issues associated with rushed decision-making.
ADG has played a crucial role in the development, modernization, and maintenance of EMMIE, the core grant system for FEMA. EMMIE efficiently manages over 24 disaster-focused grant programs within a single web-based platform. This alleviates the workload for various stakeholders, including SLTT governments and FEMA staff engaged in multiple grant programs. ADG's enhancements to EMMIE automate processes across both disaster and non-disaster grants, and the company has also aided FEMA in streamlining financial procedures through the implementation of an e-grants program, contributing to increased efficiency and standardization across the agency's grant operations.
ADG takes pride in efficiently creating, improving, and managing NEMIS, a system crucial to FEMA's disaster declarations. It encompasses the Hazard Mitigation Grants Program, curbing disaster impact beforehand. NEMIS aids FEMA in emergency planning, coordination, and incident management. It integrates with IFMIS for grant funding allocation. NEMIS is pivotal in tracking incidents like COVID-19 across states and territories. Besides FEMA offices, ADG extends NEMIS access to State, local, territorial, and tribal emergency management officials, catering to a broad spectrum of FEMA stakeholders and partners for effective disaster management.
The benefits and impact of ADG’s partnership with FEMA include:
IT Modernization Roadmap: ADG developed and executed an IT modernization roadmap for various FEMA divisions, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness.
Stable Application Environment: The partnership established a stable, controlled application development environment, fostering reliability in software development.
Enterprise Solutions: The collaboration led to the creation of an enterprise data warehouse solution and automated system & security testing, enhancing data management and cybersecurity efforts.
ADG is a leading provider of digital modernization solutions with over 20 years of experience. We specialize in helping organizations transform their operations, systems, and services through the adoption of cutting-edge digital technologies. By leveraging our deep industry knowledge and innovative approaches, we empower our clients to streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and drive meaningful outcomes. With a customer-centric focus and a commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements, ADG is your trusted partner in achieving digital excellence and maximizing the potential of your organization.