Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
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The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program is a nationally competitive annual grant opportunity that replaced the pre-2020 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.
*Updated 10/20/2023* BRIC Fiscal Year 2023
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the opening of their application period for the FY2023 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. The application period begins on October 16, 2023. EMD is designated to administer and oversee these programs for the State, including the application process for all eligible entities with the State (Federally recognized Tribes may apply directly to FEMA).
EMD has established a two-step process for BRIC sub-applicants that starts with a pre-application followed by a full application. EMD’s process and timeline is designed to ensure we meet FEMA’s Feb. 29, 2024 deadline for the State, as applicant, to submit its complete package of sub-applications. All entities seeking grant consideration must follow the State’s submission process and deadlines, which are described below.
The preapplication deadline for BRIC 2023 has expired and WA State EMD is no longer accepting pre-application for this grant round.
Development and Submission of a full FEMA GO Sub-Application
For sub-applicants who complete step one (pre-application) and who are invited to submit full applications, the deadline to submit a complete FEMA GO sub-application for EMD review will be mid-October 2023. Sub-applications submitted after this date will not be reviewed or submitted to FEMA for consideration.
EMD will review sub-applications for eligibility, completeness and cost effectiveness. We will request additional information if required and will work with sub-applicants to make selected applications as competitive and complete as possible. Sub-applications deemed mostly or substantially incomplete and/or lacking key required information may be omitted from further consideration.
- BRIC FY2023 Announcement & Submission Guidance (PDF)
- Before You Apply for Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Funds
- FEMA-Go has replaced the E-Grants grants management system for BRIC and FMA non-disaster hazard mitigation grant programs. FEMA-Go Templates and Resources can be found here.
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.
- HMA Pre-Application Form (PDF)
Pre-applications should be submitted to WA EMD via email at HMA@mil.wa.gov.
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 email@example.com or calling toll free at 1-855-540-6744.
Fact Sheets and Tools
Grant and Subgrant Selections
BRIC Fiscal Year 2023 Selections
Pending for Summer of 2024.
BRIC Fiscal Year 2022 Selections
The BRIC FY 2022 application period opened on Sep. 30, 2022 and closed on January 27, 2023. Eligible applicants applied using FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO). Final selections of sub-applications for further review for Fiscal Year 2022 application cycle are pending.
BRIC Fiscal Year 2021 Selections
The BRIC FY 2021 application period opened on Sept. 30, 2021, and closed on Jan. 29, 2022. Eligible applicants applied using the new FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO), which is now the grant management system for BRIC and FMA. On Aug. 1, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the final selection of sub-applications for further review for the $1.16 billion for the Fiscal Year 2021 application cycle for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. FEMA’s BRIC 2021 Selection Status site includes summary information and links to the full listing of results.
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. For more information on BRIC FY 2020 selections visit FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities FY 2020 Subapplication Status.
Mitigation Staff Contact Information
Questions? Contact us at HMA@mil.wa.gov.