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Grants to USA States, Territories, and Indian Tribal Governments to Mitigate the Effects of Natural Hazards and Disasters

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), Mitigation Directorate, Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Division

Agency: Federal

GrantWatch ID #192206

Grant Description

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. 

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  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
• States
• District of Columbia
• U.S. territories
• Federally recognized tribal governments

Each state, territory, the District of Columbia, and federally recognized tribal government shall designate one agency to serve as the applicant for BRIC funding. The designate is strongly encouraged to conduct outreach with disadvantaged communities as referenced in EO 14008 prior to and during the application process. Each applicant’s designated agency may submit only one BRIC grant application to FEMA. Subapplications under which two or more entities would carry out the award are eligible, such as a multi-state or multi-tribal initiative; however, only one entity may be the applicant with primary responsibility for carrying out the award.

Communities, including local governments, cities, townships, counties, special district governments, and tribal governments (including federally recognized tribes who choose to apply as subapplicants) are considered
subapplicants and must submit subapplications for financial assistance to their state/territory/tribal Applicant agency.

For further information on applicant eligibility, see Page 9 of the RFP document listed in Supporting Documents, below.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates and Times:
- Application Start Date: 09/30/2022
- Application Submission Deadline: 1/27/2023 at 03:00:00PM ET

To be considered for financial assistance, all applicants must submit their FY2022 BRIC grant applications to FEMA via FEMA GO.

Applying for an award under this program is a multi-step process and requires time to complete. Applicants are encouraged to register early as the registration process can take four weeks or more to complete. Therefore, registration should be done in sufficient time to ensure it does not impact your ability to meet required submission deadlines.

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The Period of Performance (POP) is 36 months, starting on the date of the Recipient’s federal award. Extensions to the POP are allowed.

Contact Information:

For technical assistance with the FEMA GO system, please contact the FEMA GO Helpdesk at 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

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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