FEMA is expanding investment in the BRIC’s non-financial Direct Technical Assistance to at least 40 communities in the next grant cycle to help build capacity and capability at the local level. Direct Technical Assistance reduces barriers that prevent some communities from accessing the BRIC program. FEMA is transforming the initiative to a more flexible, customer-focused format to support more communities by building and sustaining successful mitigation programs, submitting high-quality applications, and implementing new and innovative projects that reduce risk and increase resilience.
Visit the BRIC Direct Technical Assistance webpage to find information and detailed instructions on submitting an application. The agency anticipates opening the submission period no later than Sept. 30, 2022. Communities interested in participating have until Jan. 27, 2023, to submit an application.