FEMA HAZARD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE (HMA) 2020 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
BRIC Program (replacing the Pre-Disaster Mitigation program)
Please note that the January 29, 2021 deadline released by FEMA is the deadline by when Cal OES must submit its application to FEMA. Subapplicants must submit their Notice of Interest (NOI) and subapplications to Cal OES according the dates listed on the Cal OES webpage. Failure to adhere to these deadlines will result in your application being ineligible for submittal to FEMA.
Visit the Cal OES webpage to submit a NOI and for more information https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/hazard-mitigation/pre-disasterflood-mitigation
FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program is a new, nationally competitive hazard mitigation funding opportunity. The BRIC program was developed to support communities in building capacity, providing innovative solutions, encouraging partnerships, enabling large projects, and maintaining flexibility for state-of-the-art solutions. Through BRIC, communities can make proactive investments in community resilience, infrastructure projects, and protect vital community lifelines.
Mitigation projects, in the national competition, must be:
• Cost-effective (benefit-cost ratio over 1.0)
• Designed to increase resilience and public safety
• Reduce injuries and loss of life
• Reduce damage and destruction to property, critical services, facilities, and infrastructure
BRIC will also fund capability and capacity building (C&CB) activities which enhance mitigation strategies and/or tangible mitigation products that reduce Available Funding For 2020, a total of $500 Million in funding is available nationwide, with a total maximum federal share of $50 Million per project. FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Funding Opportunities California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services 2 or eliminate risk and damage from future natural hazards, increase resiliency, and promote a culture of preparedness. These activities include:
• Building codes activities
• Project scoping
• Mitigation planning
• Planning-related activities
A cost share is required for all subapplications funded under this program. The non-federal cost share may consist of cash, donated or third-party in-kind services, materials, or any combination thereof. The cost share for BRIC is 75 percent federal/25 percent non-federal except for small impoverished communities, which have a cost share of 90 percent federal/10 percent nonfederal. For complete information about BRIC, including details about prioritization and scoring, please refer to the full BRIC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in the Key Resources Section below, or visit the Cal OES website. FMA Program FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program is a nationally competitive flood mitigation funding source.
The FMA program provides funding to states, local communities and tribes to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damages to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Projects that address community flood risk for the purpose of reducing NFIP payments can include:
• Localized flood control
• Floodwater storage and diversion
• Floodplain and stream restoration
• Stormwater management
• Wetland restoration/creation Available Funding For 2020, a total of $160 Million in funding is available nationwide, with a maximum federal share of $30 Million per community flood project.
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Funding Opportunities California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services 3 FEMA will also fund individual flood mitigation projects that directly benefit and include Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) and Repetitive Loss (RL) properties. In addition, FEMA will fund flood mitigation planning and project scoping activities. Project scoping activities can include:
• Conducting meetings, outreach, and coordination with subapplicants and community residents
• Developing or conducting engineering, environmental feasibility and/or benefit-cost analyses
• Undertaking activities that lead to development of project applications
• Evaluating facilities to identify mitigation actions
• Using staff or resources to develop cost share strategies A cost share is required for all subapplications funded under this program.
The non-federal cost share may consist of cash, donated or third-party in-kind services, materials, or any combination thereof. The cost share for FMA is 75 percent federal/25 percent non-federal of the eligibility activity costs. FEMA may decrease the non-federal cost share for SRL and RL properties (SRL federal cost share is 100 percent; RL federal cost share is 90 percent). For complete information about FMA, including details about prioritization and scoring, please refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity and Fact Sheet in the Key Resources section below, or visit the Cal OES website.