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About BRIC: Reducing Risk through Hazard Mitigation

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program aims to categorically shift the federal focus away from reactive disaster spending and toward research-supported, proactive investment in community resilience. Examples of BRIC projects are ones that demonstrate innovative approaches to partnerships, such as shared funding mechanisms, and/or project design.

For example, an innovative project may bring multiple funding sources or in-kind resources from a range of private and public sector partners. Or an innovative project may offer multiple benefits to a community in addition to the benefit of risk reduction.

Through BRIC, FEMA continues to invest in a variety of mitigation activities with an added focus on infrastructure projects benefitting disadvantaged communities, nature-based solutions, climate resilience and adaption, and adopting hazard resistant building codes.

Program Resources

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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.

2022 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Summer Engagement Series, features videos and slide desks that provide technical information, best practices, tools and other resources for the HMA programs.

FY21 Subapplication Data gives an overview of BRIC's FY21 application submissions.

Stakeholder feedback efforts that will help support continuous improvement of the BRIC program.

This infographic explains the mission and goals of BRIC. This gives an overview of BRIC's FY 2022 application submissions

FEMA GO is the grants management system used to apply for BRIC program grants.

BRIC Timeline

This graphic illustrates the process and timing of the BRIC program.
This graphic illustrates the process and timing of the BRIC program.