It’s a fact of life in the Tennessee Valley – disasters can occur at any time and when they hit they prove costly to local power companies, both in down time and emergency repair costs.

FEMA reimbursement requirements related to pre- and post-disaster documentation have become more stringent. Ensuring you have backups of key documentation and information is critical to maximizing your federal reimbursement in case information is lost or damaged during a disaster event.

Join us for TVPPA’s next Hot Topics webinar, Maximizing Your FEMA Reimbursement: Part 1 on May 24 at 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT. This event will cover documentation backup and other core tactics and federal requirements to help you better leverage Federal and State mitigation programs that can help make utilities and their mutual aid partners more resilient and better able to reduce costs and financial recovery time.

Part 1 of this two-part series will focus on maintaining FEMA compliance though proper pre- and post-disaster documentation and will cover:

  • Brief Overview of FEMA’s Disaster Claims Review and Approval Process
  • Pre-Disaster Federal Requirements for Reimbursement
  • Post-Disaster Damage Assessments and Documentation
  • Introduction to Part 2: Documentation Management

This webinar will be facilitated by Gabrielle Benigni. Gabrielle is CEO and founder of Disaster Operations & Training (DO&T). As she has led a variety of organizations through the disaster recovery process, she has accumulated vast experience with damage assessments and has developed a unique skillset that includes FEMA public assistance policy and Federal agency disaster reimbursement requirements.

Register for this important event today by emailing TVPPA Education & Training team member Courtney Philpott at