Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) will support states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.
The BRIC program guiding principles are supporting communities through capability- and capacity-building; encouraging and enabling innovation; promoting partnerships; enabling large projects; maintaining flexibility; and providing consistency.
Alternative Cost-Effectiveness Methodology
On Oct. 7, 2022, FEMA announced an increase in program accessibility for communities for the fiscal year 2022 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program application cycle.
This increased support will benefit underserved communities with challenges meeting the Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) requirement when accessing funding through Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs.
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Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement
The fiscal year 2022 application period for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program opened on Sept. 30, 2022 and closes at 3 p.m. ET on Jan. 27, 2023. Subapplicants should check with their respective State Hazard Mitigation Officer or Applicant’s Office on any additional deadlines.
FEMA’s BRIC grant program give states, local communities, tribes and territories funding to address future risks to natural disasters, including ones involving: wildfires, drought, hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme heat, and flooding. Addressing these risks helps make communities more resilient.
Direct Technical Assistance
In addition to providing funding, the BRIC program offers help to communities in the form non-financial Direct Technical Assistance that can provide holistic hazard mitigation planning and project support. There is no requirement for a previous BRIC grant sub-application or award, or an approved hazard mitigation plan, to be considered for non-financial Direct Technical Assistance. Read more about the latest communities selected for this opportunity.
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.
Read this fact sheet to learn about other programs available under Hazard Mitigation Assistance.
Program Support Materials
Visit our Resource List for BRIC. Use these resources to support building codes, partnerships, project scoping and more.
Nature-Based Solutions: A Guide for Local Communities (2021) lays out the business case for nature-based solutions. It also offers advice for planning and carrying them out.
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.
Status update of the FY 2021 BRIC subapplication selections.
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 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
FEMA GO is the grants management system. Use this to apply for BRIC grants.
News and Announcements
Non-Financial Direct Technical Assistance can provide holistic hazard mitigation planning and project support at the earliest stages to communities requesting assistance. In the BRIC and Flood Mitigation Assistance grant cycles, FEMA is offering non-financial Direct Technical Assistance to communities, tribes and territories to reduce disaster damage, build community resilience, and sustain successful mitigation programs. Read about the 28 communities and tribes selected for fiscal years 2021 and 2020 for this opportunity.
FEMA is beginning the award selection process for the BRIC grant program for fiscal year 2021 and convening a virtual National Review Panel to score subapplications. BRIC is a competitive FEMA grant program to support states, local communities, tribes and territories. The panel reviews submitted subapplications for hazard mitigation projects that aim to reduce the risk from disasters and natural hazards.
FEMA needs volunteers from state, local, tribal and territorial governments and other federal agencies to participate on the panels. FEMA anticipates the panels will increase transparency into the decision-making process for applicants, while building capability and partnerships with the panelists.
Prospective subapplicants should contact their appropriate state, tribe or territory (applicant level) Hazard Mitigation Office with questions about the BRIC program.