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

BRIC Fiscal Year 2022 Submitted Sub-applications
Washington State Emergency Management Division has submitted a total of 22 sub-applications for the FY2022 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for $158,213,697.27 in total costs. Sub-applications consisted of 16 projects submitted for the National Competition, and six capability and capacity-building (C&CB) activities. Projects consisted of seismic retrofitting, generator installation, wildfire mitigation, erosion, dune restoration, microgrid, levee construction, flood control, hazard mitigation planning, climate adaptation and tsunami vertical evacuation structure feasibility. The following sub-applications were included in WA State's BRIC22 Submission package to FEMA for funding consideration:

C&CB: Planning Submissions

Jurisdiction

Project Title

Total proposed cost

King County Office of
Emergency Management

King County Regional Hazard
Mitigation Plan Update

$312,499.20

Pierce County
Emergency Management

Region 5 Hazard
Mitigation Plan Update

$356,880

Washington Department
of Corrections

Washington Department of Corrections
Hazard Mitigation Plan Development

$424,975

Planning subtotal:
$1,094,354.20

C&CB: Scoping Submissions

Jurisdiction

Project Title

Total proposed cost

Ocean Beach School District

OBSD Tsunami Towers Feasibility

$210,000

Washington State Military
Department - EMD

Washington State Vertical Evacuation
Structure Scoping for Disadvantaged
Communities

$939,435

City of Bainbridge Island

City of Bainbridge Island Shoreline Road
Climate Adaptation Pilot & Framework

$262,286.85

Scoping subtotal: 
$1,411,721.85

Project: National Competition Submissions

Jurisdiction

Project Title

Total proposed cost

Pierce County

Acquisition of Valley Brook Mobile
Home Park & Floodplain Reconnection

$13,125,000.00

City of Renton

City of Renton, Lift Station
Improvement Project

$1,983,150.00

Seattle Department
of Transportation

City of Seattle Northlake
Retaining Wall Seismic
Retrofit Phased Project

$17,000,422.00

City of Seattle

City of Seattle University
Branch Library Seismic Retrofit

$1,508,419.00

Pierce County

Construction of Jones
Setback Levee

$20,398,350.00

Covington Water District

Covington Water District
Tank 1 Replacement Project

$11,360,160.00

Covington Water District

Covington Water District Tank 4
Replacement Project

$7,436,100.00

City of University Place

Day Island Bridge Replacement
Study and Construction Project

$16,924,068.00

City of Newcastle

Emergency Generator for
Public Works and Police Facilities

$335,000.00

Klickitat Valley Health

Goldendale Climate
Resilience Microgrid

$12,885,540.15

Washington Department
of Transportation

Graveyard Spit Dynamic
Revetment and Dune
Restoration

$17,154,686.00

Seattle Parks and Recreation

Indoor Cooler, Clean
Air Respite Center

$2,242,340.00

City of Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores Seismic
Retrofit Water Storage

$796,004

Yakima County

Shaw and Wide Hollow
Creeks Flood Control Project

$7,874,987

King County
Natural Resources
& Parks Dept

SPTP Influent Pump Station
Building Seismic Upgrade Project

$23,407,213.07

City of Shoreline

Storm Creek Erosion

$1,276,182.00

All Project sub-total: $155,707,621.22

Total submitted sub-applications:
$158,213,697.27


Application Timeline

WA State EMD is currently accepting Pre-applications for the BRIC FY 2022 grant round.

The pre-application deadline for BRIC FY 2022 is September 19th, 2022. Please download the latest pre-application from the Pre-application Documents section of this site. The full application period to apply for fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022) BRIC funding will open on Sept. 30, 2022, and close at 3 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2023*.

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 Jan. 27, 2023 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.

Step 1.
Washington EMD will be accepting Pre-applications until September 19th, 2022. Pre-applications submitted after this date will not be reviewed for consideration.

Step 2. Washington EMD will assist sub-applicants in developing a complete FEMA GO sub-application for EMD review by Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (prior to the FEMA application submission deadline). Sub-applications submitted after this date will not be reviewed or submitted to FEMA for consideration.

*Please
note that the deadline for submitting a Pre-Application to WA State EMD is no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19th, 2022. Sub-applicants who do not submit a pre-application form by 11:59 p.m. Sept. 19th, 2022 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 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.

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

Ashley Lawrence
Hazard Mitigation Monitoring & Closeout Specialist
ashley.lawrence@mil.wa.gov

Sergio Madrid
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
Sergio.madrid@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

Jennifer Wamboldt
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
jennifer.wamboldt@mil.wa.gov

Sarah Bucher
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
sarah.bucher@mil.wa.gov

Patrick Joseph
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
patrick.joseph@mil.wa.gov


Logan Mast

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

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