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PaRR Awarded FEMA Contract

June 22, 2006

Partnership for Response and Recovery (PaRR), a joint venture between Dewberry and URS, announced recently that the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded PaRR a four and a half-year, $750 million performance-based professional, administrative, and management support services contract. The award allows PaRR to continue serving FEMA’s Response and Recovery Division with rapid and effective housing inspection and management support services, providing much needed assistance to the many victims displaced and impacted by disasters throughout the United States and its territories.

During last year’s hurricane season, PaRR successfully managed the deployment of over 2,900 housing inspectors and completed over 1 million housing inspections, the largest successful response within the history of the housing assistance program. Dewberry and URS have held this contract with FEMA since Feb. 14, 2001.

The contract requires PaRR to rapidly mobilize inspectors to Presidentially-declared disaster sites and immediately begin housing inspections. Information collected and documented includes: physical damage to the home; ownership and occupancy verification; insurance coverage; personal property losses; and essential information regarding disaster-related expenses and needs. Based on the information collected by PaRR, FEMA determines the amount of award, if any, provided to the applicants.

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