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KPMG Smart Grants Platform

Connecting citizens to assistance, faster, when they need it most

State and Local Government Disaster Management

Driving better outcomes with modern disaster recovery grants management

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance (FEMA PA) and Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) programs provide critical funding to help communities respond to, recover, and rebuild from major disasters and emergencies. State and local governments managing and distributing disaster recovery grants must keep up with large volumes of applicants, awards, and compliance requirements to quickly get assistance to eligible applicants in need, when they need it most. Tasks are often time intensive and manual, program regulations and requirements are complex, and there’s the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse. 

At the same time, applicants must address complex and ever-evolving regulations and pore through large volumes of data, while embarking on an arduous recovery process. This often leads to delays in applicant project submissions and ultimately, results in a prolonged process that can take years, including the possibility of missed funding opportunities.

A growing urgency exists to streamline disaster recovery management, while driving improved outcomes and efficiency. A new approach across the grants management lifecycle is needed. One that is proactive, scalable, and ready in blue skies and gray.

KPMG Smart Grants Platform

At KPMG, we offer a suite of services that help you streamline and enhance your disaster recovery grants management program. With our KPMG Smart Grants Platform suite, we combine strong emergency management, housing, and grants management talent, extensive experience and leading practices, and advanced technology.

We’ve combined our top thinking around how state and local governments can improve grants management performance with a deep understanding of the tools and innovations that drive it. Working together, we help you define your vision and operationalize it—with a large and highly qualified talent pool, informed by decades of experience supporting the largest disasters and emergencies. They are enabled by a digital platform that leverages AI, automation, and data-driven insights to support you across the grants management lifecycle.

This approach holds the key to future-ready processes, successful uptake of new ways of working, and the controls required for risk and regulation. You get the people, processes, and technologies you need to remain agile as your needs evolve.

Key benefits

The modular KPMG Smart Grants Platform for FEMA PA is built with industry-leading grant management practices and disaster recovery experience in mind to support the comprehensive FEMA PA grants management process.

In addition to the right tools, we bring the right talent, experience, and outcomes-focused approach to your recovery effort. We enrich your disaster recovery efforts with practitioners that have supported some of the largest global disasters in the last 40 years, including 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Ian, and the COVID-19 pandemic.


Less risk

A risk-based approach, built-in overnance, and a full audit trail to help you protect federal funds from the risks of fraud, waste, and abuse, reduce the risk of de-obligation, and be audit-ready.


Accelerated reimbursement

Time intensive manual data collection and analysis is reduced from months to days by expediting state review of FEMA PA project documentation, allowing for faster reimbursement.


 Improved trust

A tailored compliance methodology, automated validation, and enhanced oversight and monitoring that aim to provide a leading standard of integrity in FEMA PA grants management. Confidently and transparently route critical funding to those qualified and in need.


Greater efficiency and insights

Automated and data driven risk-assessment, combined with powerful AI, that helps digitize, classify, and integrate data sources in one system.  Pre-populated reports, intuitive dashboards, and executive summaries allow for more streamlined, efficient, and cost-effective FEMA PA grants management.


Enhanced applicant experience strategy

User-friendly forms, a digital repository, and real-time feedback and recommendations so applicants can minimize the risk of non-compliance and get clearer insight into the status of reimbursement and information requests.


Scalable and flexible

Modular components, so you can implement a comprehensive grants management platform or only the modules that you need. Select from a range of pre-configured options that can be tailored to your specific needs.

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