Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

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The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program is a new nationally competitive annual grant opportunity that replaces the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program. The program is available annually to eligible entities such as states, state agencies, federally recognized tribes, and local jurisdictions for the purpose of mitigation planning initiatives and cost-effective hazard mitigation projects. The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program aims to promote a national culture of preparedness and public safety through investments that protect our communities and infrastructure and foster resilience, shifting the federal focus away from reactive disaster spending and toward research-supported, proactive investment in community resilience. For more information on the BRIC program, visit the FEMA BRIC Website Here, or send your questions to our Hazard Mitigation Assistance all-staff email address: HMA@mil.wa.gov.

Announcements

WA EMD released the WA State Announcement and Submission Guidance for BRIC FY 2021. This document includes important information to complete the pre-application and application processes specific to the BRIC FY 2021 grant round.

BRIC Fiscal Year 2020 Selections

The BRIC FY 2020 application period opened on Sept. 30, 2020, and closed on Jan. 29, 2021. Eligible applicants applied using the new FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO), which is now the grant management system for FMA and BRIC. On July 1, 2021, FEMA announced the selections of sub-applications for the $700 million available in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) for BRIC and FMA grant funding. While FEMA has announced the selections for FY 2020, the actual awards are anticipated to be made beginning in September 2021.

Application Timeline

WA State EMD is currently accepting Pre-applications for the BRIC FY 2021 grant round.

The application period to apply for fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021) BRIC funding will open on Sept. 30, 2021, and close at 3 p.m. on Jan. 28, 2022*. FEMA encourages sub-applicants and applicants to apply. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding.

EMD administers the BRIC program using a two-step application process: (1) submission of a Pre-application Form, and (2) submission of a full application package (upon invitation). Washington EMD will be accepting Pre-applications through August and will assist in developing full sub-applications by October 15th (prior to the FEMA application submission deadline).

*Please note that the deadline for submitting a Pre-Application to WA State EMD is no later than COB on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Sub-applicants who do not submit a pre-application form by COB Sept. 7, 2021 will not be eligible to submit full applications. Pre-Applications must be submitted using the appropriate form(s) provided by EMD and sent to HMA@mil.wa.gov.

Program Guidance

Pre-Application Documents

This short document provides EMD basic information about applicant eligibility, proposal eligibility, and overall suitability for HMGP. State EMD staff will review submitted pre-application forms and provide direct feedback to the applicant.

Pre-applications should be submitted to WA EMD via email at HMA@mil.wa.gov.

BCA Toolkit

Technical support for the toolkit is provided by The FEMA BCA. The BCA Helpline’s hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday. Email questions to bchelpline@fema.dhs.gov or calling toll free at 1-855-540-6744.

Fact Sheets and Tools

Grant and Subgrant Selections

BRIC Fiscal Year 2020 Selections
The BRIC FY 2020 application period opened on Sept. 30, 2020, and closed on Jan. 29, 2021. Eligible applicants applied using the new FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO), which is now the grant management system for FMA and BRIC. On July 1, 2021, FEMA announced the selections of sub-applications for the $700 million available in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) for BRIC and FMA grant funding. While FEMA has announced the selections for FY 2020, the actual awards are anticipated to be made beginning in September 2021.


Mitigation Staff Contact Information

Questions? Contact us at HMA@mil.wa.gov.

Timothy Cook
State Hazard Mitigation Officer
tim.cook@mil.wa.gov

Kevin Zerbe
Hazard Mitigation Strategist
kevin.zerbe@mil.wa.gov

Ryan Chandler
Hazard Mitigation Grant Supervisor
ryan.chandler@mil.wa.gov

Matthew Lebens
Hazard Mitigation Grant Supervisor
matthew.lebens@mil.wa.gov

Sergio Madrid
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
Sergio.madrid@mil.wa.gov

Kirsten Weinmeister

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
kirsten.weinmeister@mil.wa.gov

Christopher Credle
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
christopher.credle@mil.wa.gov

Angelina Donovan
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
angelina.donovan@mil.wa.gov

Ashley Lawrence
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Assistant
ashley.lawrence@mil.wa.gov

Logan Mast

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Assistant
logan.mast@mil.wa.gov

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