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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Summer 2020 Engagement Series

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Summer Engagement Series brought FEMA subject matter experts and partners together in July 2020 to discuss key elements of the newly developed BRIC program. These virtual sessions were geared toward leaders in states, local communities, tribes and territories, as well as private sector entities, private non-profit organizations, and individuals interested in learning more about the grant program.

NOTE: This series does not replace Hazard Mitigation Assistance's (HMA) annual notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) webinars, which provide all of the detailed information to apply to a grant program before the grant application cycle opens. The HMA NOFO webinars will be provided in early fall.

View Recordings of Sessions on FEMA's YouTube Channel

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BRIC Summer Sessions: BRIC and Community Lifelines

This presentation will introduce community lifelines and how FEMA's grant programs support these efforts.

Speakers: Kayed Lakhia, Director, Hazard Mitigation Division, FEMA; Camille Crain, BRIC Section Chief, FEMA; Abe Gunn, Director, Office of Policy and Performance, FEMA; and Ben Cabana, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Policy and Performance, FEMA

BRIC Summer Sessions: BRIC and Building Codes

This presentation provides a structured conversation around the importance of building codes, as well as building code adoption and enforcement as it relates to the BRIC program.

Speakers: Carlos Castillo, Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience, FEMA; Camille Crain, BRIC Section Chief, FEMA; John Ingargiola, Lead Physical Scientist, FEMA; Pam Williams, Executive Director, BuildStrong Coalition; and Gabe Maser, Vice President of Government Relations and National Strategy, International Code Council® (ICC)

BRIC Summer Sessions: Meaning of the BRIC Name

This presentation covers the meaning of the BRIC name and how the BRIC program aligns with FEMA's Strategic Plan, the Administrator's Annual Planning Guidance and encourages innovation.

Speakers: Pete Gaynor, Administrator, FEMA; Russell J. Strickland, Executive Director, Maryland Emergency Management Agency; Camille Crain, BRIC Section Chief, FEMA; Janan Reilly, Emergency Management Specialist, Community Infrastructure Resilience Branch, FEMA; and Angie Gladwell, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Risk Management, FEMA

BRIC Summer Sessions: Introduction to Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Program

This presentation provides a high-level overview of the BRIC program.

Speakers: David Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); Katherine Fox, Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, FEMA; and Camille Crain, BRIC Section Chief, FEMA

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Nature-Based Solutions

This presentation covers the value of nature-based solutions in building community infrastructure and resilience.

Resources on Future Conditions and Nature-based Solutions

Contacts and links related to future conditions and nature-based solutions.

Last updated August 18, 2020