Disaster Case Management

Disaster Case Management map for DR-4145


The Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP) is a Federally funded program administrated by FEMA and managed by the DHSEM Colorado Voluntary Agency Liaison.  The DCMP was requested by the Governor after the Presidentially declared DR-4145 disaster in 2013. 

Disaster Case Management carries out the Disaster Recovery Plan through the efforts of case managers and disaster survivors.  The Disaster Recovery Plan includes resources, services, decision-making priorities, progress reports, and the goals needed to achieve case closure.

Disaster Case Management (DCM) Programs and Services

Disaster Case Management Assessment Team:  The DCM Assessment Team is comprised of FEMA, the state/tribe and other partners.  The purpose of the team is to conduct quick and comprehenseive assessment of the level of dissaster-caused unmet needs and the State's resources available to implement a DCM Program, whle identifying the gaps in service that exist due to the disaster.

Immediate DCM Services:  Immediate DCM services include technical assistance, outreach, initial triage, and DCM casework.  There are various implmentation alternatives that are determined by the results of the DCM Assessment and concurrence from FEMA Headquarters.

Immediate DCM Implementation:  The Immediate Disaster Case Management Program has multiple implmentation alternatives, including, invitational travel, mission assignments, or interagency agreement through American Red Cross or Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families.  The appropriate alternative will be based on the results of the DCM Program Assesssment as well as FEMA Headquarters in collaboration with the Federal Coordinating Officer, the FEMA Regional Office, and other Federal partners.

DCM Program Grant:  The DCM Program Grant is Federal funding made available to the state, local, triba, and terrirorial to implement a DCM Program by utilizing DCM providers to supply services to survivors with long-term disaster-caused unment needs.  The state, local, tribal and territorial DCM Program Grant application must be submitted within 60 days from the date of an Individual Assistance declaration.  A long-term DCM Program's periods of performance shall not exceed 24 months from the date of a Presidential disaster declaration icluding Individual Assistance.


Find more information regarding the FEMA Disaster Case Management Program on the FEMA website.