FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of Puerto Rico's Department of Housing (PRDOH) recently awarded global consulting and digital services provider ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) a new $22 million contract to implement its City Revitalization Program. The contract has a term of five years, including a three-year base and two one-year options.
The City Revitalization Program will manage the investment of nearly $1.3 billion of Puerto Rico's Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for 78 municipalities and eligible organizations "to help shape and implement the future vision of communities that were affected by Hurricanes Irma and María."
ICF will support the implementation of critical local recovery projects, such as the rehabilitation or construction of buildings and public infrastructure improvements. These projects are intended to revitalize downtown areas and key economic corridors, bring community businesses back and encourage tourism. Work will include supporting PRDOH with subrecipient outreach, training, capacity building and closeout. ICF will also assist PRDOH in the implementation of programmatic requirements related to subrecipients and others.
"The devastating impact Hurricanes Irma and María had on Puerto Rico's economic infrastructure is one of the largest barriers to the island's recovery," said Andrew H. LaVanway, ICF senior vice president and disaster management lead. "We are fully invested in helping PRDOH revitalize its downtown areas, community corridors and green spaces to promote long-term, sustainable economic development across the island."
ICF has successfully managed recoveries for the largest and most complex natural disasters in U.S. history. In partnership with local experts and partners, the company has implemented mitigation and recovery efforts for over 100 U.S. state and local entities, following over 50 different disaster declarations funded by multiple federal sources. The company supports communities across the disaster management lifecycle and is an industry leader in end-to-end mitigation services—from assessment to public engagement and planning through implementation.
About ICF ICF is a global consulting services company with approximately 7,500 full- and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at icf.com.
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