Pre Disaster Flood Mitigation

Hazard Mitigation

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) 2021


Key dates for BRIC 2021 and FMA 2021: 

September 20, 2021 – Notice of Interest (NOI) due to Cal OES (submitted via Cal OES Community Portal)

December 1, 2021 – Subapplication due to Cal OES (submitted via FEMA GO)


Cal OES BRIC Subapplication Recommendations and Funding Priorities:

Along with FEMA’s NOFO guidelines, Cal OES recommends that subapplicants further consider the competitiveness of the BRIC program when proposing projects. Projects are most likely to be successful if they address one or more of the following:

  • High-impact, neighborhood scale, natural hazard risk reduction that mitigates risk to critical infrastructure or achieves whole community risk-reduction 
  • Provide protection and benefits for disadvantaged communities 
  • Address climate impacts including sea level rise, drought, extreme precipitation or heat, wildfire, and/or more frequent storms (where applicable) 
          • Projects that advance climate adaptation, including through inspiring generational infrastructure change and/or by including one or more nature-based solution (NBS) are particularly encouraged.
          • Where appropriate, subapplications should describe how the project will make the community more resilient to climate change. 
  • Address and anticipate future conditions including those related to climate, demographic, population, and/or land use changes
          • Project details should include how future conditions were considered in the planning, design, and operation stages and how the project will help communities better respond to these conditions.
  • Include unique or innovative partnerships such as public-private partnerships
  • FEMA details 6 qualitative criteria in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Subapplicants should explicitly address each in their scope of work. 

Webinar Events:

Information, dates and registration information for FEMA webinars available at: FEMA 2021 BRIC and FMA Webinar Series 

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

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.

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) 

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)

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 webpage.

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Procurement Guidance Documents:

Important Procurement Information: FEMA declarations and awards issued on or after November 12, 2020 are subject to major revisions to the federal procurement rules found at 2 C.F.R §§ 200.317 - 200.327 as well as a new provision at 2 C.F.R. § 200.216 effective August 13, 2020 for new, renewed, or extended procurements under all open declarations or awards. 

 FEMA Purchasing Under A FEMA Award: OBM REVISIONS 2020

 FEMA Procurement Guidance Document Library

 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Procurement Standards – Job Aid

 Top 10 Procurement Mistakes (flyer)

 How to Avoid Top 10 Procurement Mistakes

 Using Contract Support for the Development of Hazard Mitigation Assistance Applications – Job Aid

 FEMA Grants Procurement Guidance – Contracting with Federal Funds for Goods and Services Before, During and After Disasters



BCA for Acquisition/Demolition and Relocation Projects OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_flood acq + demo + reloc_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Acquisition/Demolition and Relocation ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/28/2020 6:01:44 PM
BCA for Drainage Improvement Projects OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_flood drainage_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Drainage Improvement ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/28/2020 6:01:59 PM
BCA for Drought Projects OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_drought_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Drought ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/28/2020 6:01:16 PM
BCA for Elevation Projects NOI_BCA requirements_073120_flood elevation_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Elevation ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/11/2020 8:21:44 PM
BCA for Floodproofing Projects NOI_BCA requirements_073120_flood floodproof_final + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Floodproofing ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/11/2020 8:21:50 PM
BCA for Generator Projects NOI_BCA requirements_073120_generators_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Generator ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/11/2020 8:22:04 PM
BCA for Landslide Mitigation and Slope Stabilization Projects NOI_BCA requirements_073120_landslide and slope failure_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Landslide Mitigation and Slope Stabilization ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/11/2020 8:22:13 PM
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BCA for Safe Room Projects NOI_BCA requirements_073120_safe rooms_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Safe Room ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/11/2020 8:22:46 PM
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Advance Reimbursement Request for Grant Expenditures Reimbursement Request for Grant Expenditures + ADA Compliant.pdfAdvance Reimbursement Request for Grant ExpendituresPost Obligation Documents9/21/2020 10:21:24 PM
Applicant Agent Resolution FMA - SRL Agent Resolution FMA SRL + ADA Compliant.pdfApplicant Agent Resolution FMA - SRLPost Obligation Documents9/28/2020 5:51:57 PM
Applicant Agent Resolution HMGP - BRIC Agent Resolution HMGP - BRIC + ADA Compliant.pdfApplicant Agent Resolution HMGP - BRICPost Obligation Documents9/24/2020 7:27:18 PM
Project Assurances for Federal Assistance CalOES 89 Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs CalOES 89 rev. 9-21-20 + ADA Compliant.pdfProject Assurances for Federal Assistance CalOES 89Post Obligation Documents4/13/2021 10:01:57 PM
Grant Administration Procedures Administration Procedures + ADA Compliant.doc.pdfGrant Administration ProceduresPost Obligation Documents9/11/2020 9:15:55 PM
Quarterly Report Template Report Template June 21.pdfQuarterly Report TemplatePost Obligation Documents7/9/2021 10:14:30 PM
Reimbursement Request Form - Cal OES 400 Request Fillable Form + ADA Compliant.pdfReimbursement Request Form - Cal OES 400Post Obligation Documents12/16/2020 8:38:16 PM
2020 BRIC FMA Webinar Presentation 2020 BRIC FMA Webinar Presentation EW-JW-WB + ADA Compliant.pdf2020 BRIC FMA Webinar PresentationSubapplication Documents12/16/2020 10:54:31 PM
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Disclosure of Lobbying Activities Instructions of Lobbying Activities Instructions + ADA Compliant.pdfDisclosure of Lobbying Activities InstructionsSubapplication Documents12/3/2020 5:57:48 PM
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​​The above post obligation documents are required once a mitigation sub-award is obligated. In order to receive payment, all sub-recipients must have these documents on file with Cal OES Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Branch. For additional information about BRIC, PDM, or FMA, email them to

​Jennifer Hogan

State Hazard Mitigation Officer


Jacy Hyde

HMA Branch Chief


​Ron Miller

Quality Assurance Division Chief


Blythe Denton

Grants Division Chief


Concepcion Chavez

Inland Region Manager


​Michele Telfer

Coastal Region Manager


​Emily Winchell

Southern Region Manager


​Lorin Sabin

Mitigation Assessment Unit Manager


​Scott Gowin

Mitigation Admin Unit Manager


​Lisa Long

Special Projects Manager



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