ROUND 2 HAS STARTED: FEMA’s BRIC program doubles the money for code adoptions, code activities The application period opened September 30, which means the second round of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program is set to award $1 billion for pre-disaster mitigation grants. This is an opportunity for jurisdictions to submit applications for programs and services to improve their code adoption, enforcement, and operations because BRIC prioritizes the adoption and enforcement of hazard resistant building codes and makes funding available for adoption activities. You can click here for a fact sheet on how the FY2021 BRIC program promotes the adoption and enforcement of hazard resistant codes. Save these dates:
- Thursday, October 7: “Getting the Most Out of FEMA’s Billion Dollar FY2021 BRIC Program.”
- Application Deadline: January 28, 2022
- Note: 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
- Identify your department’s needs that qualify for BRIC funding.
- Click here for FEMA’s BRIC Building Code Activities document.
- Note: 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. Forthcoming FEMA webinars on BRIC can be accessed here. And please contact us, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.