BRIC Grants for FY 2021 and SCEMD Briefings
The White House recently announced that $1 billion dollars will go toward Building Resilient Infrastructures and Communities (BRIC) FY 2021, which will be double the amount available in BRIC last year. The increased funding will allow communities to take a more proactive approach to hazard mitigation. BRIC promotes innovation and partnerships, which, combined with the larger funding amount, allows for larger and more ambitious mitigation projects to be awarded.
South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) mitigation staff are ready to begin working with interested state, county, and local government entities to develop strong applications for hazard mitigation projects that will reduce future damage and improve community resilience. Because these applications will compete with others from throughout the nation and because some projects may be technically detailed and complex, SCEMD encourages counties to begin application development now. SCEMD will work with counties so their applications have the best chance of success given the opportunity to make significant improvements in the resilience of their jurisdictions and South Carolina as a whole.
This BRIC information page outlines basic information about the program. SCEMD is also scheduling virtual applicant briefings to provide information about the BRIC program and application process to any local or state government/agency in South Carolina that might be interested. Once the BRIC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is released — expected in August — they will schedule additional information sessions/briefings with updated details including application deadlines.
Planned applicant briefing dates:
• Thursday, June 24 at 1PM
• Tuesday, June 29 at 1PM
• Thursday, July 8 at 1PM
• Wednesday, July 14 at 10AM
• Thursday, July 22 at 10AM
• Wednesday, July 28 at 10AM
For questions or to sign up for an applicant briefing, email Mitigation@emd.sc.gov.