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.
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) 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 wepage.
BRIC 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
BRIC 2020 Fact Sheet
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Fact Sheet
FMA 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
Flood Management Assistance (FMA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
FMA 2020 Fact Sheet
Flood Management Assistance Fact Sheet
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 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
Additional Application Documents:
Disclosure of Lobbying Activities