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​Below are the key dates for preparing your BRIC and FMA sub-applications. Please note that the January 29, 2021 deadline released by FEMA is the deadline by when Cal OES must submit its application to FEMA. Sub-applicants must submit their Notice of Interest (NOI) and sub-applications to Cal OES according the dates listed below. Failure to adhere to these deadlines will result in your application being ineligible for submittal to FEMA.

September 1, 2020 - NOI opens
September 18, 2020 - NOI closes
September 30, 2020 - BRIC / FMA application period opens
December 3, 2020 - Complete sub-applications due to Cal OES via FEMA GO
January 29, 2021 - Cal OES application due to FEMA

BRIC 2020 NOFO / FMA 2020 NOFO

Cal OES BRIC and FMA Flyer


Please review the following for scoring criteria used by FEMA:


BRIC Technical Criteria       BRIC Qualitative Criteria

NOI Salesforce Quick Start Guide


Other resources: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance

Submit questions to:

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 wepage.

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Current Funding Opportunity

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



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BCA for Seismic Infrastructure Mitigation Projects NOI_BCA requirements_073120_seismic infrastructure_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Seismic Infrastructure Mitigation ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/11/2020 8:22:59 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


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