FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
The U.S. has experienced an increase in extreme hazards – from hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes and other catastrophic events – affecting communities worldwide. As a result, governments have taken a more proactive approach to reduce risks associated with hazards through various mitigation tactics and programs.
What is BRIC?
FEMA created BRIC to replace the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program. BRIC is funded by a 6% set-aside from post-disaster grant expenditures. The BRIC application period began on September 30, 2020 and will close to applicants on January 29, 2021. Eligible applicants must apply for funding using the FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO) portal and must ensure their application is submitted before the January 29th deadline.
In FY2020, FEMA distributed close to $500 million in BRIC grants to states, local communities, tribes and territories (SLTTs) for hazard mitigation projects that:
- Reduced risk to one or more lifelines
- Incorporated nature-based solutions
- Enforced modern building codes
- Assisted with public infrastructure projects
State and local communities who have received a major disaster declaration within the last seven years are eligible to apply for BRIC funding. Eligible applicants will receive financial assistance for:
- Technical assistance
- Capability and capacity building (C&CB)
- Mitigation projects
- Management Costs
How We Can Help
Tidal Basin’s mitigation experts are at the cutting edge of issues related to BRIC funding, with applied knowledge of all pre-disaster mitigation policies, regulations and eligibility criteria. Our team is here to help build more resilient communities. We can help with:
- Hazard mitigation planning
- Identification of eligible projects
- Completion of BRIC applications (By January 29, 2021)
- Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA)
- Grant and program management
- Project implementation
- Project closeout