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Improve Your Community's Flood Resilience.

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Reduce and Prevent Flooding in Your Community

You know where chronic flooding occurs in your community, but struggle to secure funding to fix it. In conjunction with reducing existing flooding, future flooding can be addressed through planning and higher regulatory standards.



Funding is often the stumbling block to getting your project done. I specialize in complex, technical grant applications for flood relief projects. I have extensive experience meeting FEMA's rigorous grant requirements.


As a community or county government, you must be covered under a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan to be eligible for FEMA funding. Let me help you meet these eligibility requirements.


Protect your residents from future flooding with higher regulatory standards. As a technical reviewer for FEMA's CRS Program, I review stormwater management ordinances for 1,200 communities. With this experience, I can help you update your ordinance language.

Hi, I'm Shauna.

After years spent laboring over flood models and reports, I watched as countless studies gathered dust on shelves and hard drives. Despite the hours of analyzing and designing innovative solutions, the lack of funding kept many projects from moving forward.


I yearned to create real change and turn theory into action.


Then, I began working with a flood-prone community and I witnessed firsthand the transformative power of post-disaster FEMA funding. We submitted targeted grant applications to demolish repetitively flooded homes. One by one, funds trickled in, paving the way for tangible progress in an area that had almost given up hope.


This! This is what I'm meant to do.


Seeing the transformation of this community firsthand ignited my passion to bridge the gap between ideas and implementation. Now, I use my years of FEMA grant writing experience and engineering background to turn those stalled studies into funded projects.


Together, let's rewrite the narrative of your community.



The City of Des Plaines began working with Shauna in 2015. Since that time, she has helped them secure over $20 million in grant funding, allowing Des Plaines to buyout more than 70 flood-prone homes.

"Shauna has been managing our CRS Program and preparing grant applications for us annually since 2015. She is very knowledgeable about the grant process and has prepared several successful grant applications, which has allowed the City to continue our buyout program. She also helps us meet our annual CRS Program requirements and work towards our long-term program goals."

– Jon Duddles, P.E., CFM

Assistant Director of Public Works and Engineering

City of Des Plaines –

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