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

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

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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

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01/28/22 3:00 PM EST Receipt


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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) program makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and local communities 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 include both acute extreme weather events and chronic stressors which have been observed and are expected to increase 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 subcategories: building codes activities, partnerships, project scoping, mitigation planning and planning-related activities, and other activities; (2) Mitigation Projects – 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 from 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. FEMA will also provide non-financial Direct Technical Assistance to communities to build a community’s capacity and capability to improve its resilience to natural hazards and to ensure stakeholders are capable of building and sustaining successful mitigation programs, submitting high-quality applications, and implementing new and innovative projects that reduce risk from a wide range of natural hazards.

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GrantWatch ID#: 192206

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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.


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 the following link:

Pre-proposal Conference:

The 2021 BRIC and FMA Programs’ Webinar Series will bring FEMA subject-matter experts and partners together to provide technical information, best practices, tools and resources regarding these grant programs. There will also be a review of the fiscal year 2021 Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for BRIC and FMA.

The webinars are designed for leaders in states, local communities, tribes and territories, as well as private sector entities, private non-profit organizations, and individuals interested in learning more about the BRIC and FMA grant programs and strategies for how to apply for them.

All sessions will be recorded. The link to recordings will be provided when available.

Upcoming Webinars:
- Aug 11, 2021 4:00 PM EST - Aug 11, 2021 5:30 PM EST: Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2021 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grants Webinar #1
- Aug 16, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Aug 16, 2021 3:30 PM EST
BRIC and FMA FY 2020 Data and Trends
- Aug 18, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Aug 18, 2021 3:30 PM EST
Where Equity Fits into the BRIC/FMA Program Design and Community Resilience
- Aug 24, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Aug 24, 2021 3:30 PM EST: Severe Repetitive Loss/Repetitive Loss Mitigation Priorities
- Aug 26, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Aug 26, 2021 3:30 PM EST: Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2021 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grants Webinar #2
- Sep 1, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Sep 1, 2021 3:30 PM EST: Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Application Pitfalls – Webinar #1
- Sep 8, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Sep 8, 2021 3:30 PM EST: BRIC FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity Technical and Qualitative Criteria
- Sep 13, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Sep 13, 2021 3:30 PM EST: Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2021 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants for Tribal applicants - NOFO Webinar #3 – Tribal
- Sep 20, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Sep 20, 2021 3:30 PM EST: Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Application Pitfalls – Webinar #2
- Oct 13, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Oct 13, 2021 3:30 PM EST: Federal Agency Roundtable and Partnerships

For more information visit the following link:

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates and Times:
- Application Start Date: 09/30/2021
- Application Submission Deadline: 01/28/2022 at 03:00:00 PM ET

To be considered for financial assistance, all applicants must submit their FY2021 BRIC grant applications to FEMA via FEMA GO.

Required Registrations - Suggested Deadlines for Completion:
- Obtaining DUNS Number: Four weeks before actual submission deadline
- Obtaining a valid EIN: Four weeks before actual submission deadline
- Creating an account with Four weeks before actual submission deadline
- Registering in SAM or Updating SAM registration: Four weeks before actual submission deadline
- Registering in FEMA GO: Four weeks before actual submission deadline
- Submitting the final application in FEMA GO: By the submission deadline

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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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For general questions about the BRIC program can be directed to the appropriate State Hazard Mitigation Officer
(SHMO) (see or FEMA Regional Office (see The HMA Helpline is available by telephone at (866) 222-3580.

For programmatic or grants management questions, please contact your Program Analyst or Grants Management Specialist. If you do not know who to contact or if there are programmatic questions or concerns, please contact the Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk by phone at (800) 368-6498 or by e-mail at

For a hardcopy of the full NOFO, please submit a request to:
Angela Gladwell
Director, Hazard Mitigation Assistance Division, Mitigation Directorate
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
Federal Emergency Management Agency
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472

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