Web-based Program Management System for Disaster Recovery


After Hurricane Harvey devastated large sections of Texas, Vinformatix built the mission-critical application for managing a FEMA-funded/state-run disaster recovery grant program (Texas Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering, or PREPS) with an applicant pool of 90,000 affected homeowners and 30,000 active projects.

This web-based system is used throughout the project lifecycle by personnel at every level—program managers, call center agents, inspectors, schedulers, QA analysts, construction contractors, and others. Based on their respective roles, users can input applicant data, make work assignments, schedule/review inspections, develop estimates, track progress, perform QA verifications, adjust scopes of work, generate required documentation, and submit invoices. The user-friendly interface maps clearly to program requirements, supporting both proactive planning and detailed reporting by contractors and program staff. The application format is mobile-responsive and integrates with a 3rd-party app used by contractors in the field to upload data.

Vinformatix fielded the first working module within three days and continued to expand the system’s capability through a series of daily agile sprints, working seven days a week for the next three months. With Texas Rebuilds, Vinformatix has proven our ability to create a rapid, robust, and effective solution for an urgent and high-visibility/high-stakes challenge—in this case, the recovery and well-being of our fellow citizens.