Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
Submit Notices of Interest for funding under BRIC 2020 by 5:00 PM CDT September 23rd, 2020. NEMA BRIC 2020 NOI
NEMA will save all NOIs received after September 23rd for consideration under future funding opportunities.
FEMA has announced the new nationally competitive Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. BRIC offers a funding opportunity for large-scale, high-impact mitigation projects as well as state non-competitive allocation funding ($600,000 per state) for capability and capacity building activities and mitigation planning. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will be promoting this funding opportunity during the next month and requesting that potential applicants submit Notices of Interest (NOIs) to NEMA for consideration and selection to proceed with formal application submission.
All project times eligible under Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) are still eligible under BRIC with the following additions:
- Building Code Activities
- Project Scoping (Formerly Advanced Assistance)
- Mitigation Planning
- Planning Related Activities
To seeking funding, complete an NOI form and submit to the NEMA Hazard Mitigation staff via email - firstname.lastname@example.org. The NEMA HM staff and the Governor’s Disaster Recovery Task Force will review eligible NOIs and prioritize the best projects for submission to FEMA.
NEMA NOFO Webinars
The NEMA HM staff will host three webinars to provide additional information on the BRIC NOFO and application instructions. The dates and links are included in the NOFO.
FEMA has provided the following support materials to assist applicants:
- Building Code Activities
- Mitigation Planning Activities
- Partnership Activities
- Project Scoping Activities
- Technical Evaluation Criteria
- Qualitative Evaluation Criteria
- Mitigation Action Portfolio
NEMA HMGP Application Webinar
On April 10, 2020, NEMA hosted an applicant webinar to review the NEMA application form and FEMA application requirements for the Hazard Mitigation Grants Program (HMGP). This webinar walked applicants through each application component, including scopes of work, project cost estimates, cost-share requirements, benefit-cost analysis, and incorporating environmental and historic preservation (EHP) impacts. The presenters for the webinar were Lexy Hindt, the deputy state hazard mitigation officer, and Vanessa Castillo of Hagerty Consulting.
State Hazard Mitigation Program
The purpose of the Nebraska State Hazard Mitigation Plan is to provide comprehensive guidelines for hazard mitigation actions within the state. This plan identifies potential risks with appropriate mitigation strategies to significantly reduce loss of life, injuries, economic costs and destruction of natural, cultural and manmade resources. The current state HMP has been adopted by the Governor and approvd by FEMA, this mitigation plan is posted below for easy access by the public and local emergency response agencies. The Nebraska State Hazard Mitigation plan is a living document, and will be rewritten by state officials every five years.