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FEMA’s BRIC Direct Technical Assistance (DTA) Program Application Due Friday 1/28

Posted on January 24, 2022 by Herasanna Richards

National League of Cities and Serve MI City is reminding members of FEMA’s BRIC Direct Technical Assistance (DTA) program designed to help smaller communities and those with less staff capacity with free advice and support. Applications to apply for assistance are due January 28, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST.

FEMA’s BRIC DTA program was designed for eligible communities who need support in developing resilience capacity and are interested in applying for BRIC and other resilience grant funding.  A Letter of Interest for the BRIC DTA program is due on January 28, 2022. This free technical assistance will last for up to 36 months.

What communities qualify for FEMA’s free technical assistance?
  • All cities, towns, townships, counties, special district governments
  • Tribal governments, including both federally recognized tribal nations and non-federally recognized tribal governments
  • A hazard mitigation plan is not a prerequisite to apply.
What communities should apply?
  • Those with a desire to increase their capacity and capability to conduct mitigation activities
  • Communities looking to increase resilience to natural hazards
  • Those that need help identifying projects that will reduce risk
  • Communities that need support developing or submitting a BRIC application
The application process is quick and straightforward: 

Write a 1 or 2-page Letter of Interest that includes the following:

  • Community point of contact name, position, email, address and phone number
  • Description of the community’s need for Direct Technical Assistance
  • Description of the community’s capacity to assist in the DTA activity, including committed staff
  • Objectives and timelines, including the duration (up to 36 months) of technical assistance
  • Community point of contact information including name, position, email, address and phone

Letters of Interest (1-2 pages) are due by January 28, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST.  

Email your Letter of Interest to FEMA-BRICDirectTechnicalAssistance@fema.dhs.gov.

To learn more about this free FEMA program, please contact FEMA-BRICDirectTechnicalAssistance@fema.dhs.gov.

For more information on BRIC funding, view MML and FEMA’s presentation from April 1, 2021 on BRIC and the video of the webinar here.

Herasanna Richards is a legislative associate handling energy, environmental, elections, and external municipal services for the League. She can be reached at hrichards@mml.org or 517-908-0309.

 

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