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.
Fiscal Year 2021 Funding Opportunities Announcement
On May 18, FEMA announced the status of subapplications for the $1.16 billion available in FY 2021 for two Hazard Mitigation Assistance Programs. FEMA is releasing the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance grant programs subapplication selections in two phases. The second round will include the national competition selections and will be announced later this summer.
Fiscal Year 2021 Selections
For FY 2021, FEMA adopted a two-tiered approach to announce selections for further review for state and territory allocations and tribal set-asides. These selections are non-construction projects, including nature-based solutions, saferooms and mitigating substantially damaged homes.
See the FY 2021 Round 1 selections for:
- Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
- Non-Financial Direct Technical Assistance for Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
- Flood Mitigation Assistance
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 from tribes, Economically Disadvantaged Rural Communities and other disadvantaged communities. By implementing a phased approach, this selection strategy allows FEMA to expedite award and implementation of mitigation solutions to communities who need it most.
In addition to project selections, the BRIC Program offers help to communities in the form non-financial Direct Technical Assistance (DTA). For this fiscal year, 20 eligible communities from more than 100 applications have been selected to receive subject matter expertise and partnership collaboration to bolster a community’s success with project development.
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.
Program Support Materials
Visit our Resource List for BRIC for important resources to support building codes, partnerships, project scoping and more.
Nature-Based Solutions: A Guide for Local Communities (2021) presents the business case and practical advice for planning and implementation on nature-based solutions.
April 2020 Summary of Stakeholder Feedback provides a summary of the input we received from the over 5,000 comments that helped inform the design of the BRIC program.
FEMA Resources for Climate Resilience assists FEMA's state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) partners in navigating the FEMA resources that are available to support communities in adapting 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)
Infographic summarizes the mission and goals of the BRIC program.
Status update of the Fiscal Year 2020 BRIC subapplication selections.
March 2021 summary provide an overview of BRIC's Fiscal Year 2020 application submissions.
FEMA GO is the grants management system used to apply for BRIC program grants.
News and Announcements
FEMA selected eight communities, including three tribes, for Non-Financial Direct Technical Assistance during the Fiscal Year 2020 application cycle.
Learn more about the communities selected
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.