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FEMA opens applications for over $3 billion in mitigation grant funding

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    FEMA opens applications for over $3 billion in mitigation grant funding

    On September 30, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity for over $3 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants. State and local governments are eligible to apply for funding through FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) programs. The application period will close at 3:00 p.m. ET on January 27, 2023. To view the funding notices, please click here.

    Under the BRIC program, $2.3 billion of funding is available to states and localities to implement pre-disaster mitigation activities that reduce risk and disaster costs, and increase the resilience of critical infrastructure lifelines. In FY 2022, FEMA is expanding its investment in BRIC’s non-financial Direct Technical Assistance to at least 40 communities to assist with the application process.

    There is $800 million available through FMA grants to help localities implement changes to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to structures insured by the National Flood Insurance Program. Utilizing funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, FEMA is increasing the federal cost share for the FMA program to 90 percent to help lower the financial burden on small and disadvantaged communities.

    NACo is working with our congressional champions to urge FEMA to examine the building code requirements in the BRIC application process and provide alternative scoring opportunities for counties who are unable to meet these requirements due to state level restrictions.

    Additional Resources

    • Notice of Funding Opportunity Fact Sheet: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
    • Notice of Funding Opportunity Fact Sheet: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
    • NACo webinar: Disaster Planning & Mitigation: Utilizing FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program
    On September 30, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity for over $3 billion in Fiscal Year 2022 Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants.
    2022-10-17
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    2022-10-17
FEMA announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY 2022 Hazard mitigation Assistance Grants Over $3 billion in funding is available now for state and local governments under FEMA’s BRIC and FMA programs

On September 30, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity for over $3 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants. State and local governments are eligible to apply for funding through FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) programs. The application period will close at 3:00 p.m. ET on January 27, 2023. To view the funding notices, please click here.

Under the BRIC program, $2.3 billion of funding is available to states and localities to implement pre-disaster mitigation activities that reduce risk and disaster costs, and increase the resilience of critical infrastructure lifelines. In FY 2022, FEMA is expanding its investment in BRIC’s non-financial Direct Technical Assistance to at least 40 communities to assist with the application process.

There is $800 million available through FMA grants to help localities implement changes to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to structures insured by the National Flood Insurance Program. Utilizing funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, FEMA is increasing the federal cost share for the FMA program to 90 percent to help lower the financial burden on small and disadvantaged communities.

NACo is working with our congressional champions to urge FEMA to examine the building code requirements in the BRIC application process and provide alternative scoring opportunities for counties who are unable to meet these requirements due to state level restrictions.

Additional Resources

About Brett Mattson (Full Bio)

Legislative Director – Justice & Public Safety | Gulf Coast Counties & Parishes Coalition

Brett joined NACo in May of 2018 and serves as legislative director for justice and public safety. In this role, Brett staffs NACo’s Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee and works with county officials across the country to set organizational priorities and policies for justice and public safety issues that affect counties.

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