USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
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Grants to USA states, territories, and Native American tribal governments for preemptive actions to mitigate the effects of natural hazards and disasters. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is available for mitigation projects and capability and capacity-building activities.
The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, federally recognized Tribal governments, and local governments for hazard mitigation activities. It does so with a recognition of the growing hazards associated with climate change, and of the need for natural hazard risk mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation and resilience with respect to those hazards. These and are expected to increase in intensity and frequency in the future.include both acute extreme weather events and chronic stressors which have been observed and are expected to increase in intensity and frequency in the future.
FEMA will provide financial assistance to eligible BRIC applicants for the following activities:
(1) Capability- and Capacity-Building (C&CB) activities, which enhance the knowledge, skills, expertise, etc., of the current workforce to expand or improve the administration of mitigation assistance. This includes activities in the following sub-categories: building codes activities, partnerships, project scoping, hazard mitigation planning and planning-related activities, and other activities;
(2) Hazard Mitigation Projects (construction)– cost-effective projects designed to increase resilience and public safety; reduce injuries and loss of life; and reduce damage and destruction to property, critical services, facilities, and infrastructure (including natural systems) from a multitude of natural hazards and the effects of climate change; and
(3) Management Costs – financial assistance to reimburse the recipient and subrecipient for eligible and reasonable indirect costs, direct administrative costs, and other administrative expenses associated with a specific mitigation measure or project in an amount up to 15 percent of the total amount of the grant award, of which not more than 10 percent of the total award amount may be used by the recipient and 5 percent by the subrecipient for such costs generally.
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Number of Grants:
The Period of Performance (POP) is 36 months, starting on the date of the Recipient’s federal award. Extensions to the POP are allowed.
For technical assistance with the FEMA GO system, please contact the FEMA GO Helpdesk at email@example.com or (877) 585-3242, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).
FEMA Regional Offices manage, administer, and conduct the application budget review, create the award package, approve, amend, and close out awards, as well as conduct cash analysis, financial and programmatic monitoring, and audit resolution for BRIC. The Regions also provide technical assistance to BRIC recipients.
FEMA Regional Office contact information is available at https://www.fema.gov/femaregional-contacts.