FEMA National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) West Team Leader Kevin Hannes and Region 9 Operations Branch Director Mike Jolly tour the devastation in Paradise with Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea on Nov. 9, 2018. (Bradley Pierce/FEMA)

FEMA Wants to Award Disaster Grants Faster Under This $80M IT Contract

Karsun Solutions LLC on Thursday received a five-year, $80-million contract to develop technology to expedite the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s grants process before and after disasters.

The Grants Management Modernization program will use agile development to merge FEMA’s 10 legacy IT systems into a single platform for the agency’s 40-plus grant programs.

Upon completion of the platform—called FEMA Grants Outcomes, or FEMA GO—citizens and first responders will be able to apply for and receive federal disaster and non-disaster grants faster, said Terry Miller, spokesman for Northern Virginia-based Karsun.

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