ASFPM has submitted its comments to the proposed Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. BRIC is the new formula-based mitigation grant program that replaces PDM grants.
ASFPM has been a champion of the federal government’s role in hazard mitigation since before the original Stafford Act in 1988 and continues to support FEMA’s pre- and post-disaster mitigation programs. Both are important elements in the nation’s overall approach to reduce long-term risk to hazards and build community resilience.
The BRIC program has the potential to make significant improvements in reducing losses and suffering from natural hazards, with flooding being the most common and costly of the hazards. ASFPM will continue to work with FEMA in implementing this key program, as the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and application period occurs this summer and fall.