State, local and tribal governments are now working on grant applications seeking funding in the second round of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. The application period ends January 28. FEMA is prepared to award $1 billion for pre-disaster mitigation grants for programs and services to improve jurisdictions’ code adoption, enforcement, and operations. BRIC prioritizes the adoption and enforcement of hazard resistant building codes and makes funding available for adoption activities. Click here for a fact sheet on how the FY2021 BRIC program promotes the adoption and enforcement of hazard resistant codes.
- Local governments must apply through their states. Many states have fixed sub-application deadlines that precede the application deadline. Contact your State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO) to confirm your state’s deadline. Click here to find your SHMO’s contact information.
- Identify your department’s needs that qualify for BRIC funding. Click here for FEMA’s BRIC Building Code Activities document. Code activities are eligible as a “Capability- and Capacity- Building” (C&CB) activity under $1 million State/Territory and Tribal set-asides.
- Reach out to your jurisdiction’s Mitigation Officer and share your department’s needs and
discuss the application process. Coordinate with your ICC chapter and state agencies.