Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) 2021
Key dates for BRIC 2021 and FMA 2021:
September 20, 2021 – Notice of Interest (NOI) due to Cal OES (submitted via Cal OES Community Portal)
December 1, 2021 – Subapplication due to Cal OES (submitted via FEMA GO)
Cal OES BRIC Subapplication Recommendations and Funding Priorities:
Along with FEMA’s NOFO guidelines, Cal OES recommends that subapplicants further consider the competitiveness of the BRIC program when proposing projects. Projects are most likely to be successful if they address one or more of the following:
Information, dates and registration information for FEMA webinars available at: FEMA 2021 BRIC and FMA Webinar Series
Check back here for updates on dates and times for upcoming OES webinars.
Join the Hazard Mitigation Outreach email notification list for upcoming webinars, deadlines, and notices of funding opportunities.
BRIC 2021 NOFO / FMA 2021 NOFO
FEMA BRIC 2021 Fact Sheet FEMA FMA 2021 Fact Sheet
BRIC/FMA Subapplication process:
You must submit a Notice of Interest (NOI) to Cal OES to be eligible.
Approved NOIs will result in an invitation to submit a full BRIC or FMA subapplication via FEMA’s web-based FEMA GO system.
Unfortunately, we cannot approve time extensions for the NOI due date or the subapplication date. We know many jurisdictions are impacted by recent and ongoing fires, which may prevent participation at this time, but the timeline for this FEMA program is unyielding. If you are unable to submit an NOI for BRIC or FMA, please watch for upcoming funding opportunities in the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program (HMGP).
Notice of Interest:
Access the Cal OES Community Portal to log-in and complete your Notice of Interest. You will need to create an account if you do not already have one.
NOI User Guide:
Please utilize the NOI User Guide for help creating an account and for a preview of the NOI questions.
Other resources: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance
Submit questions to: HMA@caloes.ca.gov
Here is the link to the FEMA GO portal.
Authorized by Section 203 of the Stafford Act, 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. BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that replaces the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program.
The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program aims to categorically shift the federal focus away from reactive disaster spending and toward research-supported, proactive investment in community resilience. FEMA anticipates BRIC funding projects 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 stakeholders or offer multiple benefits to a community in addition to the benefit of risk reduction. For more information on the BRIC program, please see the BRIC Fact Sheet below.
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
FMA is authorized by Section1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended (NFIA), 42 U.S.C. 4104c, with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FMA was created as part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994. The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-141) consolidated the Repetitive Flood Loss and Severe Repetitive Loss grant programs into FMA. FMA funding is available through the National Flood Insurance Fund (NFIF) for flood hazard mitigation projects as well as plan development and is appropriated by Congress. For more information on the FMA program please see the 2015 HMA Guidance below.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds plans and projects that reduce the effects of future natural disasters. In California, these funds are administered by the Cal OES HMGP Unit. Eligible subapplicants include state agencies, local governments, special districts, and some private non-profits. For more information about this program please visit our HMGP webpage.
Procurement Guidance Documents:
Important Procurement Information: FEMA declarations and awards issued on or after November 12, 2020 are subject to major revisions to the federal procurement rules found at 2 C.F.R §§ 200.317 - 200.327 as well as a new provision at 2 C.F.R. § 200.216 effective August 13, 2020 for new, renewed, or extended procurements under all open declarations or awards.
FEMA Purchasing Under A FEMA Award: OBM REVISIONS 2020
FEMA Procurement Guidance Document Library
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Procurement Standards – Job Aid
Top 10 Procurement Mistakes (flyer)
How to Avoid Top 10 Procurement Mistakes
Using Contract Support for the Development of Hazard Mitigation Assistance Applications – Job Aid
FEMA Grants Procurement Guidance – Contracting with Federal Funds for Goods and Services Before, During and After Disasters
FEMA GO Reference Tools:
Click here for FEMA GO Reference Tools including:
FEMA GO: User Registration & Login Desktop Reference
FEMA GO Account Creation User Guide
FEMA GO User Manual: Subapplication Development for Hazard Mitigation Grants
FEMA GO: Adding Secondary Point of Contact
FEMA GO: Submitting Applications to FEMA
FEMA GO Organization and Suborganization Management Guide
Blank Template to upload Multiple Locations for HMA grants
Blank Template to submit for FEMA GO HMA Project Subapplication
Accepting an Award in FEMA GO
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance Website
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance PDF: HMGP, PDM, and FMA, 2015
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Job Aids
Pre-Calculated Benefits for Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA)
Benefit Cost Analysis Toolkit
Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) Click “Download PDF”
Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A) Click “Download PDF”
Budget Information for Construction Programs (SF-424C) Click “Download PDF”
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