The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program is a new, nationally competitive Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) that supports states, local communities, tribes, and territories (SLTT’s). The BRIC Program was developed to support communities as they build mitigation capacity, develop innovative solutions, and establish partnerships. It is designed to enable investments in larger scale infrastructure projects to bolster vital community lifelines. Through BRIC, communities can make proactive investments in their resilience with the goal of reducing disaster risk.
Hagerty’s subject matter experts and hazard mitigation practitioners stand ready to help your community navigate this new and exciting program. Across the nation, we are supporting clients across multiple tasks, including:
- Developing a detailed Scope of Work (SOW) that incorporates the location, purpose, objectives, approach, feasibility, expected outcomes, and benefits of the activity;
- Drafting a work schedule for all tasks identified in the SOW;
- Composing a cost estimate and narrative that describes all anticipated costs associated with the SOW;
- Completing a well-documented Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA);
- Gathering and assessing sufficient information about potential impacts on environmental resources and/or historic properties in the project area; and
- Accounting for other project considerations, including shovel readiness and duplication of funds.
Hagerty professionals have comprehensive expertise and know how to best position you to successfully compete for these funds and manage them once awarded. Learn more about our approach to FEMA’s new pre-disaster mitigation program here.