$1 Billion in Funding Available for Resilience and Disaster Mitigation Projects!

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program offers grants to identify and implement mitigation actions that reduce the risks posed by natural hazards. This initiative promotes partnerships to facilitate high-impact investments, encourages the adoption and enforcement of codes and standards for community-wide risk reduction, and aims to minimize disaster losses while safeguarding lives and property against future disasters.

Funding Overview

Type and Cost Share:

BRIC operates as a grant with a 75% federal and 25% state/local cost-sharing arrangement, but small and impoverished communities may benefit from a 90% federal and 10% state/local match. Non-federal cost-sharing can comprise cash, donated services, third-party in-kind contributions, materials, or a combination thereof. FEMA encourages creative use of public and private-sector partnerships to meet the non-federal cost share.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants for the B.C. Active Communities Program include:

  • Local Governments: Municipalities, cities, and townships within British Columbia.
  • Indigenous Governments: Indigenous communities, bands, and organizations located in the province.

Eligible Activities

Under the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, a wide range of projects aimed at reducing risks posed by natural hazards are eligible for funding. These projects should contribute to building more resilient infrastructure and communities.

Eligible project types include, but are not limited to:

  1. Floodplain and Stream Restoration
  2. Green Infrastructure
  3. Aquifer Storage and Recovery
  4. Flood Diversion and Storage
  5. Mitigation Planning
  6. Infrastructure Resilience
  7. Community Education and Outreach
  8. Seismic Retrofitting
  9. Wildfire Mitigation
  10. Tornado and Windstorm Mitigation
  11. Drought Resilience
  12. Power Outage Mitigation

February 29th, 2024. 

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