Mr. Frank Matranga is the Director of the Individual Assistance (IA) Division, Recovery Directorate, at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In this role, he oversees FEMA’s programs providing direct help through an average of $2 billion in assistance to over 4.5 million disaster survivors per year. The programs provide financial assistance, housing, crisis counseling, case management and other needs assistance to survivors. The programs also coordinate with states, tribes, territories and local governments, other Federal agencies and voluntary organizations, to coordinate efforts for mass care and emergency assistance, sheltering and temporary housing, voluntary organizations and donations management.
Prior to joining Individual Assistance, Frank served as the Deputy Director of Public Assistance (PA). There, he was instrumental in the delivery of more than $54 billion in Public Assistance to assist states, tribes and territories in the fight against COVID-19, as well as the delivery of more than $32 billion to Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands to support their continued recovery from the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Frank led the reengineering and implementation of a new program delivery business model for the 7,000 person FEMA PA enterprise including the creation of four Consolidated Resource Centers. This unified the subgrant development and launched the FEMA Public Assistance Grants Manger & Grants Portal - an online service center for over 25,000 local governments applying for federal infrastructure restoration assistance.
During his time at FEMA, he has served in various capacities, including the Deputy Director of Recovery in FEMA Region II where he was responsible for recoveries from hurricanes Irene, Lee, and Sandy.
Prior to joining FEMA, Frank served as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of the Judge Advocate General.
Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law, New York.
He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and two children.