Our core competency has always been providing decision-makers with analytical tools and models to make good, well-informed decisions. Over time it became clear that we had the skills and experience to create software to provide innovative solutions to solve our customers’ unique problems.
In the late 1990s, STR created a highly flexible, configurable and scalable software product that allowed the Corporation for National and Community Service to manage their process of awarding grants. The Department of the Interior and Homeland Security as well as many State-based agencies adopted eGrantsPlus® to manage their grant programs.
When hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, STR quickly modified the grants software to roll out in three weeks an online application for stricken residents to apply for disaster aid. Road Home, the recovery program in Louisiana, was the largest single-housing recovery program in U.S. history. STR’s solution processed over 200,000 homeowner applications, and managed more than 150,000 awards totaling over $8 billion in HUD disaster funds. Our disaster assistance work in Louisiana has been a life-changing experience for many within our company and we are honored to continue to be part of the team helping the affected families.
STR continued to innovate by taking the technology built for the Road Home and creating a true multi-tenant structured software program targeting municipal agencies. This software enables the management of blighted properties, accelerating the time that those properties could be sold and starting to generate tax revenues again.
STR provides a toolkit of professional services that enable clients to realize the promise of improved organizational performance and maximum return from their information technology investments. With ongoing collaboration among STR staff, its teaming partners and directly with client stakeholders, services span the management and software development continuum:
For each service engagement, STR deploys a team of staff professionals who not only have the expertise in their focus area of assigned work but also bring the know-how and practical experience to bear on high visibility client engagements where success is the only acceptable outcome.