The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Non-Disaster Mitigation Grants:
- Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Notice of Funding Opportunity
- Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Notice of Funding Opportunity
Townships are eligible to apply for funding through the PEMA as a subrecipient of the state. The application window for townships closes on November 16.
To start the grant application process, townships MUST submit the required Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Letter of Interest by October 19, 2022. Questions regarding this opportunity may be sent to RA-Shazmitoff@pa.gov (PA State Hazard Mitigation Office). See below for additional information on these programs:
The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program focuses on reducing or eliminating risk and damage from future natural hazards disasters, risks, and hazards, including those associated with climate change. BRIC funds may be used for capability and capacity building activities, and mitigation projects. For additional information, eligibility requirements, and application processes, please visit FEMA’s website on applying for BRIC funding and refer to FEMA’s BRIC Fact Sheet.
The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program will have $800 million (up from $160 million last year) available nationally. FMA funds may be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program including: project scoping, technical assistance, community flood mitigation projects, and individual structure/property-level flood mitigation projects. For additional information, eligibility requirements, and application processes, please visit FEMA’s website on applying for FMA funding.