Supporting mission critical disaster response and sustained national preparedness

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Jacobs has been awarded the Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract V (PA TAC V) to continue supporting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in their mission. The contract, valued at an estimated $570.5 million, will allow Jacobs to provide hazard mitigation strategies for rebuilding communities and critical infrastructure in the West Zone Regions following disasters.

Under the contract, Jacobs will offer site inspection, field support, technical evaluation, and cost analysis to aid FEMA’s Public Assistance program. This program provides federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, and restoration of publicly owned facilities and select private non-profit organizations. Jacobs will also advise FEMA on the use of sustainable and resilient practices to protect facilities from future events.

The contract, which has a base period of one year and up to four option years, will support disaster operations in FEMA Regions 7, 9, and 10. Jacobs will work alongside CDM Smith as their joint venture partner, as they have done since 2012. The JV has been awarded over $951 million in previous contracts to provide public assistance, recovery operations, construction and project management, and technical services.

Jacobs, with its annual revenue of approximately $16 billion and a talent force of over 60,000, is dedicated to solving the world’s most critical problems. The company offers a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific, and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Through their ongoing support of FEMA’s mission, Jacobs continues to demonstrate its commitment to enhancing the health, wellbeing, and longevity of communities around the world.

Jacobs, a global professional services company, operates in the government and private sector, offering consulting, technical, scientific, and project delivery services. With an annual revenue of approximately $16 billion and a talent force of over 60,000, Jacobs is dedicated to solving critical problems worldwide.

The company has recently been awarded a contract, known as the Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract V (PA TAC V), valued at an estimated $570.5 million. This contract allows Jacobs to support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in their mission. Specifically, Jacobs will focus on providing hazard mitigation strategies for rebuilding communities and critical infrastructure in the West Zone Regions following disasters.

Under the contract, Jacobs will offer various services to aid FEMA’s Public Assistance program. This program provides federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, and restoration of publicly owned facilities and select private non-profit organizations. Jacobs will provide site inspection, field support, technical evaluation, and cost analysis to support FEMA in these efforts. Additionally, Jacobs will advise FEMA on utilizing sustainable and resilient practices to protect facilities from future events.

The contract has a base period of one year and includes up to four option years. It will primarily support disaster operations in FEMA Regions 7, 9, and 10. Jacobs will be working alongside CDM Smith as their joint venture partner, a collaboration that has been in place since 2012. Together, they have been awarded over $951 million in previous contracts to provide public assistance, recovery operations, construction and project management, and technical services.

The industry in which Jacobs operates, specifically in the field of disaster response and recovery, is critical in ensuring the resilience and safety of communities. Given the increasing frequency of natural disasters, there is a growing demand for companies like Jacobs to provide expertise in mitigating and responding to hazards. The PA TAC V contract further solidifies Jacobs’ position as a key player in this industry.

Market forecasts indicate that the demand for disaster recovery services will continue to rise in the coming years. Climate change and the increasing severity of natural disasters pose significant challenges to communities and infrastructure worldwide. As such, there is a need for continued investment in hazard mitigation strategies and the rebuilding of resilient communities.

However, the industry also faces several challenges. Adequate funding for disaster recovery programs, such as FEMA’s Public Assistance program, is essential to enable timely and effective response and rebuilding efforts. Government budgets and priorities can impact the availability of funds for these programs, potentially limiting the scale and speed of recovery operations.

To stay updated on relevant news and industry developments, you can visit the official Jacobs website at jacobs.com. This website provides information on the company’s projects, services, and other initiatives. For further insights into the field of disaster response and recovery, you may also find it useful to explore websites such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA page at fema.gov. These sources will provide valuable information on the industry, market forecasts, and issues related to disaster response and recovery.