Teresa Carter

Program Lead, CAPGEMS Grants Management

Teresa Carter is a program expert with more than 35 years in disaster response and recovery funded by either Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Transportation-Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Ms. Carter has been the lead for over 90 million in COVID- ARPA-ERAP dollars from April 2021 to January 2024.

She was the senior adviser for FEMA/NYC debris operations at the WTC after the attacks of 9/11 and was under joint deployment request by FEMA and Louisiana as a senior advisor to the State of Louisiana after Katrina and to the Country of Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. Ms. Carter has worked on more than 120 disasters and has managed large-scale debris and demolition, large-scale construction and residential, multi-family and commercial reconstruction and rehabilitation projects at a statewide and local level. She was author/co-author for the Public Assistance (PA) and Debris courses for FEMA and the Emergency Management Institute (2000-2002). She is a former State Public Assistance Officer and Infrastructure Branch Chief (NC), and has held the position of Public Assistance Officer on numerous disasters for FEMA under PA TAC deployments. She has conducted training nationwide, completed and supervised thousands of closeouts and is highly skilled in FEMA PA including 428, 406 and 404 hazard mitigation, CDBG-DR, federal compliance requirements, and FHWA/FHWA-ER programs, as well as Homeland Security Planning for critical infrastructure, response/recovery operations.

Ms. Carter has demonstrated a strong ability to generate community commitment, and to work effectively with that community, and their partners, the state and federal government.