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FEMA is expediting mitigation grant selections and assistance to help states, local communities, tribes and territories enhance disaster resiliency sooner.

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When disasters threaten our homes, offices and communities, the importance of building codes is more evident than ever. If a structure follows modern codes, it is more likely to withstand strong floods, wind and other risks due to natural hazards. These codes help to protect property and save lives.

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North Carolina Department of Public Safety has been awarded a $5.4 million grant from FEMA to protect the City of Hickory’s Northeast Wastewater Treatment facility from future disasters.

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Each year, FEMA’s publishes Notices of Funding Opportunity for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs. These competitive grant programs assist state, local, tribal and territorial governments to build a culture of preparedness by strengthening our nation’s ability to reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damage.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has been awarded the nation’s first Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program grant award. FEMA will provide $171,700 in BRIC program funding to update hazard mitigation plans for the Minnesota counties of Jackson, Kittson, Marshall, Pope and Red Lake.

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The 2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) National Review Panel is March 7-25, 2022. The application period to apply to be a panelist is now open.

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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act today. The legislation takes decisive action, allowing $1.2 trillion to tackle the climate crisis and strengthen the nation’s resilience, including underserved communities that are most vulnerable.

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FEMA Associate Administrator of Resilience Victoria Salinas shares how the agency is working to make the nation more resilient in a changing world.

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FEMA recently announced the opening of its FY21 pre-disaster hazard mitigation grant programs, Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) on September 30, 2021. These grants help fund mitigation actions in states, local communities, tribes and territories to combat climate change and protect underserved communities against disaster hazards. FEMA’s BRIC program has $1 billion allocated, double last year’s funding, while FMA has $160 million available for communities across the country this year.

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FEMA announced two hazard mitigation funding notices today for more than $1 billion, along with streamlined application guidance.

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