David Davich is an emergency response professional with over 15 years of experience in government responses to natural disasters. His experience in disaster response has taken him all over the country and endowed him with a deep understanding of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery programs, notably, the Public Assistance (PA) Program. In 2016, in a special assignment, he participated in the initial implementation of “New PA.” He has extensive experience in evaluating processes and procedures for PA streamlined program delivery, incorporating resources into training regimens, and the obligating of PA funding.

In support of Hurricane Sandy (DR 4085) recovery, he directed the formulation and writing of the first hospital 428 project valued at over $1 billion. Additionally, he directly managed the implementation of PA Section 428 for a major metropolitan transit authority ($400 million), a regional power authority, ($1.4 billion), a major regional pubic hospital, ($1.6 billion), and a major regional housing authority, ($3 billion).

In 2016, he received the FEMA Administrator’s “Award for Innovation” for implementation of the Section 428 PAAP Pilot Program in New York. This award is presented annually and was given to recognize the outstanding work performed in 2015 to implement the Section 428 program for Hurricane Sandy recovery in New York.

He has responded to disasters ranging from hurricanes to severe flooding and is adept at assisting communities in the wake of disasters to leverage eligible funding for the recovery process. His response work has included Hurricane Sandy a $60 billion northeastern multi-state disaster and major hurricanes in Florida including 2004 Hurricanes Charlie, Ivan, Frances and Jeanne and 2005 hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. The 2004 hurricanes totaled approximately $40 Billion and 2005 Hurricane Wilma was itself a major disaster with damages totaling $20 Billion.

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