Building Resilient Infrastructures and Communities (BRIC)
|| January 29, 2021 (3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)
For FY20, FEMA will distribute up to $500 million through the BRIC grant program in the following manner:
- State/Territory Allocation: $33.6 million (up to $600,000 per Applicant). All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories may apply under the State/Territory Allocation.
- Tribal Set-Aside: $20 million. All Indian tribal governments (federally recognized) may apply under the Tribal Set-Aside.
- National Competition for Mitigation Projects: $446.4 million (estimated). Remaining funds which are not awarded from the State/Territory Allocation or Tribal Set-Aside will be included in the national competition.State/Territory Maximum Allocation and Activity Caps: $600,000 o Up to $300,000 may be used for mitigation planning and planning-related activities per applicant
- Tribal Set-Aside Activity Caps: The combined cost of the applicant’s capability- and- capacity building activities under the Tribal Set-Aside must not exceed $600,000 per applicant.
- National Competition Cap: $50 million per subapplication
|| A cost share is required for all subapplications funded under this program. The non-federal cost share may consist of cash, donated or third-party in-kind services, materials, or any combination thereof. FEMA will provide 100 percent federal funding for management costs. The cost share for BRIC is as follows:
- Generally, the cost share for this program is 75 percent federal/25 percent non-federal.
- Small impoverished communities1 are eligible for an increase in cost share up to 90 percent federal/10 percent non-federal.
- For insular areas, including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, FEMA automatically waives the non-federal cost share for the Recipient when the non-federal co
|Who can apply
|| To be eligible for BRIC funding, FEMA will require the applicants and subapplicants listed below to have a current FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan at time of application and award. Further, Section 203 of the Stafford Act requires the applicant meet the following criteria:
- State or territory: Must have received a major disaster declaration under the Stafford Act in the seven years prior to the annual grant application period start date.
- Federally recognized tribe: Must have received a major disaster declaration under the Stafford Act in the seven years prior to the annual grant application period start date or be entirely or partially located in a state that received a major disaster declaration in the seven years prior to the annual grant application period start date. A Federally recognized tribe is eligible to apply for a grant either as an applicant or subapplicant. If a tribe requests to apply through the state, the state must meet the “seven year” declaration criteria.
- FEMA must apply this seven-year requirement for each BRIC grant cycle. As of January 1, 2020, all states, federally recognized tribes, and territories satisfy these criteria.