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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program

Program Overview

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, Indian tribal governments, and local communities for pre-disaster mitigation activities.

The guiding principles of the program are to:

  1. support state and local governments, tribes, and territories through capability- and capacity-building to enable them to identify mitigation actions and implement projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards.
  2. encourage and enable innovation while allowing flexibility, consistency, and effectiveness.
  3. promote partnerships and enable high-impact investments to reduce risk from natural hazards with a focus on critical services and facilities, public infrastructure, public safety, public health, and communities.
  4. provide a significant opportunity to reduce future losses and minimize impacts on the Disaster Relief Fund.
  5. support the adoption and enforcement of building codes, standards, and policies that will protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the public, take into account future conditions, and have long-lasting impacts on community risk reduction, including for critical services and facilities and for future disaster cost.

Notice of Funding Opportunity:

On August 9, 2021, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the recent Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The NOFO is posted on grants.gov and provides detailed program information and other grant application and administration requirements. The application period to apply for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) will open on September 30, 2021, and close at 3 p.m. on January 28, 2022.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA), as the lead hazard mitigation agency, will apply on behalf of agency partners to the FEMA for this grant funds. Homeowners and businesses cannot apply for a grant; however, an agency partner may apply for funding on their behalf. Click the additional resources for more information and deadlines.

Additional resources

Contact:

Vermecia Alsop | [email protected]
DC Hazard Mitigation Officer
DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
Government of the District of Columbia