There’s been a lot of talk about FEMA’s BRIC (Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities) Program as of late. It’s a part of one of the almost 50 provisions amending the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and receiving supplemental appropriations through the Disaster Relief Act (2018).
Once established, FEMA envisions the BRIC program focusing on traditional mitigation projects and incentivizing new, innovative large infrastructure projects that build resilient communities and reduce risks from all hazards. So, it’s a biggie in their minds and apparently yours too.
Just last month (June 2019), the Agency hosted a series of webinars pertaining to the BRIC program, and encouraged participants to offer feedback on the subject. And, that they did! As of June 26, 2019, FEMA had received nearly 4,000 comments from people just like you.
Still, FEMA wants to hear more. The Agency is continuing to engage stakeholders by soliciting input during conferences and workshops, as well as through invitational speaking opportunities. Plus, it’s still accepting BRIC-related comments via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and through the online crowd-sourcing platform, IdeaScale. The comment period is open through July 15, 2019.
Don’t miss this opportunity to share your thoughts on the BRIC program.