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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 October 12, 2023, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the recent Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The NOFO is posted on and provides detailed program information and other grant application and administration requirements. The application period to apply for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 2023) will open on October 16th, 2023, and close at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on February 29, 2024. 

The period to submit project ideas to HSEMA is January 26th, 2024.  

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. 


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