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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities

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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.

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Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Opportunities Announcement

The fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022) grant application period for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant programs opened on Sept. 30, 2022, and closes at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 27, 2023.

In addition, FEMA will expand the non-financial Direct Technical Assistance program to 40 communities.

FEMA’s two competitive mitigation grant programs provide states, local communities, tribes and territories funding to address high-level future risks to natural disasters such as wildfires, drought, hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme heat, and increased flooding to foster greater community resilience and reduce disaster suffering.

See the FY 2021 selections for:

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 develop successful community projects. Read more about their efforts.

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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.

Understand your application status, the appeal process and how to manage your award.

Read about the mission and vision of the BRIC program, see its past and future timeline and access summaries of stakeholders' feedback on its creation.

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Program Support Materials

Visit our Resource List for BRIC for important resources to support building codes, partnerships, project scoping and more.

Mitigation Action Portfolio provides detailed documentation on hazard mitigation activities that are eligible for funding. Download the template to submit your own project to the portfolio.

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.

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Prospective subapplicants should contact their appropriate state, tribe or territory (applicant level) Hazard Mitigation Office with questions about the BRIC program.