NATIONAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE MODEL

Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) Program Management Office

DAIP exists to ease the burden of victims by creating a single access point for more than 40 federally funded forms of assistance (FOA). DAIP consolidates benefit information, application intake, and status information into a unified system. Each year, approximately 50 presidentially declared disasters result in injury and death, destroy homes and businesses, and disrupt the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the nation. DAIP was designed to ease the burden of disaster victims by consolidating federally funded forms of assistance information, application intake, and status information into a unified system. Applications for assistance from 17 U.S. government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA), runs across almost 60 forms, which are now available through a single, online application using NIEM to automate the exchanges. This portal, DisasterAssistance.gov, eases the burden on disaster survivors and increases their access to disaster relief by creating a continually updated information clearinghouse that provides information on the benefits most valuable to disaster survivors, such as housing, food, and employment aid, in both English and Spanish. DisasterAssistance.gov reduces the time needed to apply for aid and check the status of claims while decreasing redundancy in application forms and processes.

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Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) Program Management Office
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2009 Best of NIEM winner