Hazard Mitigation Bureau Chief
Aimee Bartlett joined the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in 2007 as a Public Assistance finance officer. Her tasks included approving financial requests for local government entities and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations for 19 federally-declared disasters.
Ms. Bartlett has also been a lead in the implementation of new software for Recovery Division grant programs. This software will provide federal, state, and local entities with a standard grant-management process for monitoring federal disaster projects, and will help streamline the programmatic and financial process.
In April 2014, Ms. Bartlett became chief of the Operations Bureau, one of three bureaus in HSEMD's Recovery Division. In this position, she coordinated damage assessments for local entities to determine eligibility for federal disaster declarations, monitored the implementation and development of the EMGrantsPro management site for recovery grants, and oversaw the budgetary and accounting functions for the Recovery Division.
Ms. Bartlett transitioned to the position of State Hazard Mitigation Officer in July 2016. She has oversight of all Hazard Mitigation Assistance program grants, including 15 open hazard mitigation disaster grants. She continues to assist with the development of standard operating procedures and provides grant management training to both HSEMD personnel and local representatives.