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