Fiscal Year 2020 Selections:
On July 1, 2021, FEMA announced the selections of subapplications for the $700 million available in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) BRIC and FMA grant funding. This includes 38 tribes that have been selected for planning, project and management costs totaling $26.1 million total project costs.
The BRIC FY 2020 application period opened on Sept. 30, 2020, and closed on Jan. 29, 2021. Eligible applicants applied using the new FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO), which is now the grant management system for FMA and BRIC.
This announcement is not an award; it’s a decision on the status of all subapplications
FEMA reviewed each subapplication to ensure eligibility and minimum program requirements were met. BRIC competitive subapplications then went through a two-part scoring process. In addition, a National Technical Review (NTR) team reviewed all eligible project subapplications for cost-effectiveness and engineering feasibility for FMA and the top ranked $1 billion federal share requested for BRIC. (Note: All eligible projects must also go through an Environmental and Historic Preservation review.)
Based upon its review, FEMA has placed each subapplicant in one of three categories: Identified for Further Review, Not Selected, or Did Not Meet Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Requirements. FEMA will work with applicants selected for “Further Review” to conduct programmatic reviews of the selected subapplications before making a final decision for funding. While FEMA has announced the selections of subapplications for FY 2020, the actual awards are anticipated to be made in the FEMA Grants Outcomes (FEMA GO) system beginning in September 2021.