Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) will support states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.

The BRIC program guiding principles are supporting communities through capability- and capacity-building; encouraging and enabling innovation; promoting partnerships; enabling large projects; maintaining flexibility; and providing consistency.

News and Announcements

FEMA released the BRIC Notice of Funding Opportunity NOFO on Aug. 9, 2021. 

This funding opportunity is posted on grants.gov and provides detailed program information and other grant application and administration requirements.

The application period to apply for fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021) BRIC funding will open on Sept. 30, 2021, and close at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 28, 2022. FEMA encourages subapplicants and applicants to apply. There is $1 billion available in BRIC funding. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered for funding.

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Fiscal Year 2020 Subapplication Status

On July 1, 2021, FEMA announced the selection of the Fiscal Year 2020 grants for the $700 million available through the Flood Mitigation Assistance and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities programs. This selection announcement is not an award; it’s a decision on the status of all subapplications. While FEMA has announced the selections for Fiscal Year 2020, the actual awards are anticipated to be made beginning in October 2021.

BRIC Timeline

This graphic illustrates the process and timing of the BRIC program.

Since the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018  was signed into law, FEMA has developed the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program to address National Public Infrastructure Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation (Provision 1234 ).

Before, When and After You Apply for BRIC Funding

These sections answer your questions about applying for BRIC funding as you navigate through the application process.

Reducing Risk through Hazard Mitigation

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program aims to categorically shift the federal focus away from reactive disaster spending and toward research-supported, proactive investment in community resilience. Examples of BRIC projects are ones that demonstrate innovative approaches to partnerships, such as shared funding mechanisms, and/or project design.

For example, an innovative project may bring multiple funding sources or in-kind resources from a range of private and public sector partners. Or an innovative project may offer multiple benefits to a community in addition to the benefit of risk reduction.

Through BRIC, FEMA continues to invest in a variety of mitigation activities with an added focus on infrastructure projects and Community Lifelines.

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Additional Resources

Mitigation Action Portfolio

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Summary of Stakeholder Feedback

To support the development of the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, FEMA engaged in a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process in 2019 that leveraged an online crowd-sourcing platform, virtual and in-person listening sessions. FEMA heard from federal, state, tribal, and territorial stakeholders, as well as local partners, and members of the general public about the challenges they face in implementing mitigation projects and recommendations for how BRIC can be responsive to their mitigation needs at all levels of government. 

In total, FEMA received 75 formal letters and approximately 5,000 comments with feedback from engagements and emails. The stakeholder feedback was compiled into a 72-page summary that provides information about the concerns expressed by stakeholders and their recommendations to address those concerns.

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