As climate disasters grow in frequency and intensity, federal funding and technical assistance are available for cities, towns and villages to plan and fund projects in advance of extreme events. One steady funding source that has emerged in the last two years is the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) from FEMA which supports “states, local communities, tribes, and territories and they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.”
Grant writing, resiliency planning and generally getting all your ducks in a row for federal resilience-building grants requires a certain amount of planning in and of itself. To that end, FEMA has created the BRIC Direct Technical Assistance (DTA) program to provide free advice and support to smaller communities and those with less staff capacity to apply for federal assistance.
NLC: "Accessing FEMA’s Resilience & Hazard Mitigation Planning Assistance"
FEMA: BRIC Direct Technical Assistance
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