FEMA Financial Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Eligibility Requirements for FEMA Financial Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 9, 2020

Not-for-profit healthcare entities across the nation qualify for financial assistance under the president’s emergency declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation, provided by Tidal Basin, provided guidance to Texas hospitals on how to properly, effectively, and efficiently track eligible costs and apply for FEMA assistance.

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Don Forse, state director, Tidal Basin
Don Forse is a State Director at Tidal Basin. He has extensive experience in assisting state and local jurisdictions with disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Following Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, Forse placed and managed a community outreach team across the 49-county Harvey impact area to assist local communities with their recovery efforts. This included management of both the short-term housing mission in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and CDBG-DR long-term recovery grants through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Kristopher Prickett, director of healthcare services, Tidal Basin
Kristopher Prickett has extensive knowledge in disaster preparedness and recovery as a professional emergency manager, law enforcement officer and firefighter with over a decade of experience. Prickett served as an emergency manager for a major metropolitan healthcare system coordinating the system response to the U.S. Ebola event and multiple declared disasters as well as implementing the first National Weather Service Storm Ready designated healthcare facility in Metro Atlanta.

Allen Davis, director of healthcare services, Tidal Basin
Allen Davis is the Director of Recovery at Tidal Basin. He manages programs and supports recovery operations. He spent 12 years with FEMA in California and is an expert on FEMA and helped write policy.