Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities

Authorized by Section 203 of the Stafford Act, the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) fund was created to 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 makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and local communities for hazard mitigation activities. It does so with a recognition of the growing hazards associated with climate change, and of the need for natural hazard risk mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation and resilience with respect to those hazards. These include both acute extreme weather events and chronic stressors which have been observed and are expected to increase in the future.

BRIC Notice of Funding Opportunity & Fact Sheet

The BRIC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and BRIC Fact Sheet provide additional program information, applicant eligibility criteria, and grant award terms for BRIC funding applicants.

BRIC Notice of Interest (NOI) and Subapplication Due Dates

September 16, 2022: Notice of Interest (NOI) due to Cal OES (submitted via Cal OES Engage Portal)

December 2, 2022: Subapplication due to Cal OES (submitted via FEMA GO)

Upcoming BRIC Webinars

  • BRIC C&CB project scoping: Wednesday, October 12th @ 1 PM PDT
  • BRIC technical evaluation criteria: Wednesday, October 19th @ 1 PM PDT
  • BRIC feasibility and flood BCA (SLR and FFE): Wednesday, October 26th @ 1 PM PDT
  • BRIC qualitative evaluation criteria: Wednesday, November 2nd @ 1 PM PDT
  • BRIC feasibility and seismic BCA: Wednesday, November 9th @ 11 AM PDT
  • BRIC feasibility and drought BCA: Wednesday, November 16th @ 1 PM PDT
  • BRIC Office Hours: Monday, November 21st @ 1 PM PDT
  • BRIC Office Hours: Wednesday, November 30th @ 1 PM PDT
DateFunding OpportunityLink to Power Point Slides
August 10, 2022BRIC 2021BRIC 2021 Cal OES Lessons Learned 8.10.2022
August 24, 2022BRIC 2022Cal OES BRIC 2022 NOFO Webinar Aug 24 2022
August 29, 2022BRIC 2022TNC+Cal OES - NBS Webinar - Aug 29 2022 FINAL (1)
August 31, 2022BRIC & FMA NOI 2022CalOES-BRIC-FMA-NOI-2022
September 12, 2022BRIC 2022BRIC FY22 Drought 9122022 v3

Prepare California Match – BRIC Funding Opportunity

Cal OES is pleased to announce a funding opportunity under the Prepare California Initiative. Cal OES will offer matching funds for the non-federal cost share for Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) project scoping activities and competitive mitigation projects for high hazard risk and socially vulnerable communities.

Please visit the Prepare California Website for more information.

 

BRIC 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).

Completing your Notice of Interest (NOI)

Access the Engage CalOES Portal to log-in and complete your Notice of Interest. You will need to create an account if you do not already have one.

Please utilize the NOI User Guide for help creating an account and for a preview of the NOI questions. If you are in need of further assistance, please email HMA@caloes.ca.gov.

Accessing FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO) for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

Access the FEMA GO  grants management system to apply for the Building Resilient Infrastructures and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) annual competitive programs.

FEMA GO will replace the legacy Mitigation eGrants, which will remain online to manage fiscal year 2019 and prior year grants. General questions about the BRIC and FMA grant programs can be directed to the appropriate State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO), or you can contact your FEMA Regional Office.