FEMA’s BRIC Grant Program
The award selection process is underway for FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. A total of $500 million of pre-disaster mitigation funding is available for the BRIC program, which includes $20 million set-aside for tribal applications.
The interest in this grant program exceeds the amount of funding available. FEMA received nearly $3.6 billion in applications for Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grants. This interest demonstrates the true need for hazard mitigation in the United States.
In addition, the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program has convened national review panels to conduct qualitative reviews of sub-applications that were submitted to a national competition. The virtual panels include more than 400 volunteers from states, local, tribal, territorial governments and other federal agencies. The panels are reviewing sub-applications from March 8 - April 2, 2021. Using established qualitative criteria, the panelists will review and score sub-applications based on the degree to which they meet the six BRIC qualitative evaluation criteria.
Summary: Building Resilient Infrastructure Communities Sub-Application Submissions
- A new high total of sub-applications received for the pre-disaster mitigation program: 980 sub-applications.
- For this grant cycle, $500 million is available, and FEMA received requests for $3.6 billion in applications, with total proposed project costs exceeding $5.49 billion.
- Tribes submitted 62 sub-applications requesting an estimated $20.2 million in funding.