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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities


Resilience starts with investing in communities to develop robust lifelines and critical infrastructure to withstand future disasters and mitigate risk. IEM is excited about the opportunity to transform communities and build a resilient nation provided by FEMA’s updated pre-disaster mitigation program, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

This program benefits communities in ways other existing grant programs do not. BRIC is designed to: promote greater resiliency; increase the number and scope of project partnerships; and infuse the project planning process with flexibility. BRIC also seeks to protect vulnerable assets and strengthen FEMA-designated Community Lifelines.

As we have seen with the FY 2020 BRIC selections, this grant program is highly competitive. Grantees will be expected to develop a robust, yet cost-effective, program that helps increase resiliency against natural hazards. Strong partnerships were also key.

IEM’s team of mitigation experts have the knowledge, expertise, and resources to support your team in developing and executing FEMA-approved BRIC construction projects.

IEM recognizes the important opportunity BRIC’s funding provides states, local communities, tribes, and territories to invest in projects that will build resilience for years to come.

IEM’s BRIC-related Services Include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • State and Community Mitigation Planning
  • Capability and Capacity Building (C&CB) Activities
  • Project Scoping (Advanced Assistance) (project worksheets assistance or just scoping?)
  • Program and Project Management
  • Benefit Cost Analysis
  • New Cost Share Options
  • Partnership Building
  • Outreach and Technical Assistance

How can we help you build stronger, more resilient communities? Contact us to learn more.

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities

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