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.
FY 2021 Notices of Funding Opportunities
The FY 2021 application period for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs), which includes the BRIC program, opened on Sept. 30, 2021, and will close at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 28, 2022.
Subapplicants should touch base with their respective State Hazard Mitigation Officer to ask about project priorities and additional application requirements or deadlines for submitting information.
Fiscal Year 2020 Subapplication Status
On July 1, 2021, FEMA announced the status of subapplicants for the $700 million available in FY 2020 grants. See the selections for:
Actual awards are anticipated to be made beginning in late November 2021.
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.
Infographic summarizes the mission and goals of the BRIC program.
March 2021 summary provide an overview of BRIC's Fiscal Year 2020 application submissions.
Status update of the Fiscal Year 2020 BRIC subapplication selections.
FEMA GO is the grants management system used to apply for BRIC program grants.
News and Announcements
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.
For the Fiscal Year 2020 application cycle, through the National Competition, FEMA selected 22 large competitive projects based on the highest composite score until the funding amount available had been reached.
The benefits of these projects oftentimes extend to disadvantaged or underserved populations of larger communities, where access to health and human services, transportation and communications is a priority.
These projects also focus on protecting large and small community infrastructure, which helps ensure the continuity of vital services.
The 22 selected projects fell into seven categories of primary activity type: Elevation, Flood Control, Floodproofing, Relocation, Safe Room/Shelter, Utility and Infrastructure Protection, and Wildfire Management.
Learn more about the competitive project selections
Prospective subapplicants should contact their appropriate state, tribe or territory (applicant level) Hazard Mitigation Office with questions about the BRIC program.