The Louis Berger Group provided technical consulting and project management support to the Galveston Park Board for its FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program and insurance recovery activities associated with Hurricane Ike including cleanup, recovery, restoration, hazard mitigation actions, improved/alternative projects, project worksheet (PW) appeals resolution and recovery planning. For the GPB, we have provided disaster recovery support, recovery plan development, coastal and civil engineering, architecture, and construction and program management services. We worked with GPB personnel to gather data, assess impacts, tabulate information, prioritize efforts and work with FEMA to develop and advance multiple PWs. Working with FEMA and state government representatives, LBG applied its technical and grant program expertise to assess project funding eligibility and assemble comprehensive documentation packages in support of appropriate project funding claims. LBG then worked with FEMA to capture and organize the information that FEMA typically requires to facilitate and expedite the funding process. LBG has prepared site- and work-specific bid packages for faster recovery and to maximize obtaining the eligible recovery funding for GPB. LBG is providing various professional engineers and other technical specialists to evaluate damaged public facilities and infrastructure for all parks owned and/or managed by the GPB. Furthermore, LBG has made recommendations on the methods of repair or replacement pursuant to FEMA’s laws, regulations, and policies on eligibility. LBG also provided coastal engineering experts to work with both FEMA and other consultants to assess, coordinate, and determine any and all FEMA eligibility regarding beach re-nourishment project activities. We have provided technical expertise to GPB to review projects for compliance with FEMA guidance and evaluation criteria including environmental regulations, biological assessments (mold) and to aid with other assessments and reviews of other potential areas of impact such as, wetland delineations, beach nourishment and waterfront structure replacement/rehabilitation, and other ecologically or economically significant areas, and analyses to ensure that all reasonable alternatives have been evaluated.