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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities

FY2022 Final Selections

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) supports states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.

The program’s guiding principles are supporting communities through capability and capacity building; encouraging and enabling innovation; promoting partnerships; enabling large infrastructure projects; maintaining flexibility; and providing consistency.

Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Opportunities for the BRIC and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs

On Oct. 12, 2023, FEMA published the fiscal year 2023 funding opportunities for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and the Flood Mitigation Assistance grant programs, totaling $1.8 billion.

For this grant application cycle, BRIC’s available funding is $1 billion, and for Flood Mitigation Assistance, the available funding is $800 million. These funds will help state, local, tribal, and territorial governments address future risks to natural disasters, foster greater community resilience and reduce disaster suffering.

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BRIC Direct Technical Assistance (BRIC DTA) offers a wide range of non-financial direct technical assistance support to communities, including climate risk assessments, community engagement, partnership building, and mitigation and climate adaptation planning.

To be considered for this cycle of selections, interested communities and Tribal Nations can request BRIC DTA by completing the application form here and emailing it to the BRIC DTA team,

Fiscal Year 2022 Final Selections

The BRIC program gives states, local communities, tribes and territories funding to address future risks to natural disasters, including wildfires, drought, hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme heat, and flooding. Addressing these risks helps make communities more resilient.

On Aug. 28, 2023, FEMA announced the final selection of subapplications eligible for the nearly $3 billion available in the FY 2022 grant cycle.

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By the Numbers

In total for this grant cycle, FEMA received 803 subapplications, totaling more than $4.6 billion from 55 states, territories and the District of Columbia. The agency also received requests from 37 tribal nations.

Of the BRIC grant program submissions, FEMA received subapplications from 127 Economically Disadvantaged Rural Communities, a 15% increase from last year.

The program offers an increased cost share, 90% federal share, for Economically Disadvantaged Rural Communities, as well as 100% management costs for all.

Funding Structure

A unique element of this program is the funding structure comprised of three separate application opportunities. The State or Territory Allocation and the Tribal Set-Aside selections were announced in May 2023. The status of the National Competition subapplications was announced in August 2023.

About the Selection Process

As part of FEMA’s commitment to the Justice40 Initiative to instill equity as a foundation of emergency management, FEMA prioritized and selected project subapplications, which includes tribes, Economically Disadvantaged Rural Communities and other disadvantaged communities.

By implementing a phased approach, this selection strategy allows FEMA to expedite the award and implement mitigation solutions to communities who need it most.

BRIC Direct Technical Assistance (BRIC DTA)

In addition to project selections, the BRIC program offers help to communities and tribes in the form of non-financial technical assistance that can provide holistic hazard mitigation planning and project support.

There are currently 28 communities and tribes participating in this initiative. In May 2023,  46 more communities and tribes were selected for consideration.

There is no requirement for a previous BRIC grant sub-application or award or an approved hazard mitigation plan to be considered for this initiative.

Visit the BRIC Direct Technical Assistance webpage for more information on the initiative, or view this year’s communities and tribal nations selections.

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Learn about the available funding, who's eligible to apply, types of activities eligible for funding, and what to expect when you apply.

Get important application dates, resources to navigate FEMA GO, criteria required in your application and details on the documentation you need to include.

Understand your application status, the appeal process and how to manage your award.

Read about the mission and vision of the BRIC program and gain access to all BRIC program resources.

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Read this fact sheet to learn about other programs available under Hazard Mitigation Assistance.

BRIC Resources

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Program Support Materials

Visit the Resources webpage to download the Program Support Materials (PSMs).  Each year, these materials are updated to support topics and themes in the current BRIC funding opportunity.

Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) are available in full on Grants.gov. For more information, see the Fiscal Year 2023 funding opportunity fact sheet.

Mitigation Action Portfolio provides details on activities that may be funded. Download the template to submit your own project to the portfolio.

Nature-Based Solutions: A Guide for Local Communities lays out the business case for nature-based solutions. It also offers advice for planning and carrying them out.

Building Community Resilience With Nature-Based Solutions, Strategies for Success builds upon the guide for local communities and highlights five key strategies for implementing successful nature-based solution projects to advance natural hazard mitigation and climate adaptation.

FEMA GO is the grants management system. Use this to apply for BRIC grants.

April 2020 Summary of Stakeholder Feedback gives a summary of the input we received from the over 5,000 comments. This feedback helped inform the design of BRIC.

FEMA Resources for Climate Resilience helps state, local, tribal and territorial partners find and use FEMA resources. These can help communities adapt to the impacts of climate change and build resilience.

BRIC Policy establishes the framework and requirements for the program. while allowing flexibility to promote continuous program improvement through priorities and criteria set forth in the annual funding opportunity.

Contact

Prospective subapplicants should contact their appropriate state, tribe or territory (applicant level) Hazard Mitigation Office with questions about the BRIC program.