Details

Purpose:

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, Indian tribal governments, and local communities for pre-disaster mitigation activities for long term independent solution to reduce risk of life and property from natural hazards.Flood Mitigation Assistance is to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damages to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.

Description:

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, Indian tribal governments, and local communities for pre-disaster mitigation activities. The guiding principles of the program are to (1) support state and local governments, tribes, and territories through capability- and capacity-building to enable them to identify mitigation actions and implement projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards; (2) encourage and enable innovation while allowing flexibility, consistency, and effectiveness; (3) promote partnerships and enable high-impact investments to reduce risk from natural hazards with a focus on critical services and facilities, public infrastructure, public safety, public health, and communities; (4) provide a significant opportunity to reduce future losses and minimize impacts on  the Disaster Relief Fund; and (5) support the adoption and enforcement of building codes, standards, and policies that will protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the public, take into account future conditions, and have long-lasting impacts on community risk reduction, including for critical services and facilities and for future disaster costs.  

FEMA has released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) 2020 and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) 2020 funding programs.  Cal OES will open its Notice of Interest (NOI) for BRIC and FMA on September 1, 2020.  You must submit a NOI to be eligible. 

Please visit https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/hazard-mitigation/pre-disaster-flood-mitigation for more information and to submit a Notice of Interest to be eligible for BRIC and/or FMA funding.

If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact Cal OES Hazard Mitigation Assistance at HMA@caloes.ca.gov.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

State Agencies, Cities, Counties, Special Districts, and Indian tribal governments (federally recognized)

Matching Funding Requirement:

Small impoverished communities and/or NFIP insured properties subject to severe repetitive loss may be eligible for reduced cost share.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Approx June 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
36 Months

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$50,000,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
25%
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Other

Funding Source Notes:

State agencies, counties, local governments

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.