The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Summer Engagement Series will bring FEMA subject matter experts and partners together one day a week during the month of July to discuss key elements of the newly developed BRIC program.
These virtual sessions are geared toward leaders in states, local communities, tribes, and territories, as well as private sector entities, private non-profit organizations, and individuals interested in learning more about the grant program.
Each Wednesday in July from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), FEMA will host an engagement session. The programs will be recorded and posted online.
Summary of Topics
Wednesday, July 1: Introduction to Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Program.
This 60-minute session will provide a high-level overview of the BRIC program.
Wednesday, July 8: Meaning of the BRIC Name.
This 60-minute session will cover the meaning of the BRIC name and how the BRIC program aligns with FEMA’s Strategic Plan, the Administrator’s Annual Planning Guidance and encourages innovation.
Wednesday, July 15: BRIC and Building Codes.
This 60-minute session will provide a structured conversation around the importance of building codes, as well as building code adoption and enforcement as it relates to the BRIC program.
Wednesday, July 22: BRIC and Community Lifelines.
This 60-minute session will introduce community lifelines and how FEMA’s grant programs support these efforts.
Wednesday, July 29: BRIC and Nature-Based Solutions.
This 60-minute session will cover the value of nature-based solutions in building community infrastructure and resilience.
This series does not replace Hazard Mitigation Assistance’s (HMA) annual notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) webinars, which provide all of the detailed information to apply to a grant program before the grant application cycle opens. The HMA NOFO webinars will be provided later this summer and early fall.
For general information about BRIC, including how to register for the Summer Engagement Series, visit www.fema.gov/bric.