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Program Support Material (PSM) Resources for the BRIC Grant Program

Program Support Materials (PSMs) describe or provide additional details on the types of projects or activities that are eligible for funding or non-financial direct technical assistance under the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. These materials are updated annually to support topics and themes in the current BRIC funding opportunity.

Fifteen PSMs have been updated or created to supplement the FY23 BRIC application cycle. These resources are not guidance; they are designed to provide applicants and subapplicants with information that might aid them in the development of their FY23 BRIC applications.

Search Fiscal Year 2023 PSMs for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program

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Creating a Benefitting Area Map for an Application or Subapplication for the Fiscal Year 2023 Grant Cycle

The following guidance is for subapplicants and applicants to create successful area maps for the Fiscal Year 2023 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) or Flood Mitigation Assistance grant programs submissions.

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Community Subapplication Project Tips

This Program Support Material (PSM) provides tips for submitting mitigation projects through the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. The information below includes an overview of eligibility and completeness, project scoring prioritization, and technical feasibility and cost-effectiveness.

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant Program Partnership Activities

This Program Support Material (PSM) provides information about partnership activities eligible under the State/Territory Allocation and Tribal Set-Aside of the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. As outlined in the BRIC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), FEMA promotes partnerships and provides financial assistance to build partnerships as an eligible capability- and capacity-building (C&CB) activity.

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Hazard Mitigation Planning Activities for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant

This Program Support Material (PSM) describes hazard mitigation planning activities that are eligible for grant funds under the annual Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) State/Territory Allocation and Tribal Set-Aside. Under the BRIC program, subapplicants are required to have a FEMA-approved local or tribal hazard mitigation plan by the application deadline and at the time of obligation of grant funds for mitigation projects and project scoping or certain capability- and capacity-building (C&CB) activities; subapplicants are not required to have a hazard mitigation plan for the following C&CB activity types: (1) hazard mitigation planning and planning-related activities, (2) partnerships, and (3) building codes.

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Submitting Phased Projects for Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities or Flood Mitigation Assistance Funding

This Program Support Material (PSM) provides detailed information about phased projects eligible through the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program. The information below includes an overview of phased projects, an explanation on how they differ from project scoping activities, background on the BRIC and FMA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) processes, and additional information for further reference.

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Project Scoping Activities

This Program Support Material (PSM) provides information about project scoping activities eligible under the State/Territory Allocation and Tribal Set-Aside of the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. As outlined in the BRIC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), FEMA encourages the use of, and provides financial assistance for, project scoping as an eligible capability- and capacity- building (C&CB) activity.

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Building Code Activities

This Program Support Material (PSM) provides applicants and subapplicants of the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program with information about eligible building code-related activities under the State or Territory Allocation and Tribal Set-Aside and also under the new State or Territory Building Code Plus-Up and Tribal Building Code Plus-Up.

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Hazard Mitigation Activities under Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance May Incorporate Cybersecurity Activities

This Program Support Material (PSM) provides information about the hazard mitigation activities eligible under the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs, and how to incorporate cybersecurity activities for fiscal year (FY) 2023.

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities System-Based Mitigation

This Program Support Material (PSM) provides information about system-based mitigation, a reimagined approach to hazard mitigation. Vulnerability to natural hazards is complex and influenced by many factors. System-based mitigation encourages projects that address the interconnectedness and provide benefits to the whole community.

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Cost-Effectiveness and Benefit-Cost Analysis Technical Assistance for Communities

FEMA is providing greater access to its Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs for eligible communities by addressing one of the challenges identified by stakeholders—successfully completing a project Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA).

Need Help?

General questions about the BRIC program can be directed to the appropriate State Hazard Mitigation Officer or FEMA Regional Office.