FEMA has opened the application period for the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program and the new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) pre-disaster mitigation grant programs.
FEMA’s two competitive mitigation grant programs provide states, local communities, tribes and territories (SLTTs) funding for eligible mitigation activities to strengthen our nation’s ability to build a culture of preparedness by reducing disaster losses and protecting life and property from future disaster damages.
The Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) FMA and BRIC NOFOs can be accessed at Grants.gov or here on fema.gov. FEMA encourages reviewing the NOFOs before applying, as it provides detailed program information and other grant application and administration requirements.
Notices of Funding Opportunities Resources
NOFO and NOFO Fact Sheet
Before, When and After You Apply
BRIC Program Support Materials
Find information on various activities under the new BRIC grant program to support building codes, partnerships, project scoping and more.
BRIC Summer Engagement Series
View recordings and presentations from the sessions describing the program and how it relates to building codes, Community Lifelines, nature-based solutions and more.
FMA Program Support Materials
Find resources to support project scoping, community flood mitigation projects, geospatial file requirements and more.
Application Funding and Deadlines
This year there is $700 million available for the FMA and BRIC programs combined. There is $200 million available in funding for FMA and $500 million for BRIC.
The application period opened on September 30, 2020. Eligible applicants must apply for funding using the new FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO), which is now the management system for FMA and BRIC. Applications must be received in the FEMA GO Portal by January 29, 2021, at 3 p.m. ET. Applications received by FEMA GO after this date will not be considered for funding.
NOFO Webinar Series
FEMA hosted a series on the fiscal year 2020 Notices of Funding Opportunities for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant programs.
View recordings, presentations, and transcripts from the sessions that provides applicants and subapplicants an overview of the two grant programs, details about the agency’s funding priorities, and common pre-disaster hazard mitigation grant application errors and how to avoid them in FMA and BRIC applications.