BRIC NOFOs Announcement

BRIC NOFOs Announcement:

Federal Award Information

  1. Available Funding for the NOFO: $500,000,000
  2. State/Territory Allocation Subtotal: $ 33,600,000
  3. Tribal Set-Aside Subtotal: $ 20,000,000
  4. National Competition Subtotal: $446,400,000

Any funds that are not awarded from the State/Territory Allocation or Tribal Set-Aside will be re-allocated to the national competition.

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State/Territory Maximum Allocation & Activity Caps $600,000

The maximum allocation for a state or territory under this category is $600,000, covering all activities/projects.

Each state/territory may apply for up to $600,000 in the State/Territory Allocation. The State/Territory Allocation may be used for C&CB activities and/or mitigation projects. The combined cost for any C&CB activities and/or mitigation projects under the State/Territory Allocation must not exceed $600,000 federal cost share per Applicant. Additionally, the Applicant’s highest ranked subapplication (C&CB activity or mitigation project) for the State/Territory Allocation must not exceed $600,000 federal cost share.

Up to $300,000 of the State/Territory Allocation may be used for mitigation planning and planning-related activities per Applicant.

Up to 10 percent of any subapplication may be used for information dissemination activities, including public awareness and education (brochures, workshops, videos, etc.) related to a proposed C&CB activity or mitigation project.

The NOFOs are on the website.

FEMA: Upcoming State and Local Mitigation Planning Policy Updates (by 8/14/20)

Click here to view FEMA Upcoming State and Local Mitigation Planning Policy Updates as a PDF.

NHMA is calling for coordinated comments to FEMA for the updates to the State and Local mitigation planning policy updates. If you are interested in providing feedback, please send comments to by Monday, August 10th, 2020.

Upcoming State and Local Mitigation Planning Policy Updates

This year, FEMA is updating both the State and Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Review Guides. Plan Review Guides are the FEMA’s official interpretation of Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 201.4-7, which outlines requirements for State and Local hazard mitigation plans. Both policies are available to read on FEMA’s website:

FEMA has an online presentation providing a high-level overview of State and Local Hazard Mitigation Planning guidance, and shares information on how you can provide feedback on existing policies. You can access the video on FEMA’s YouTube channel: .

Those interested in providing ideas and feedback on either guidance can send them to through August 14, 2020. We will summarize the feedback we receive and will share the summary following August 14.

Additional information on hazard mitigation planning is available on FEMA’s website:

For more information on Mitigation Planning, visit:


WEATHERING CHANGE: Local Solutions for Strong Communities 2020-21 Webinar Series

Click her to view WEATHERING CHANGE Webinar 8-13-20 as a PDF.

Local Solutions for Strong Communities
2020-21 Webinar Series

Opportunities and Challenges for Addressing Flooding and Stormwater Management: Lessons and Tools from the Great Lakes.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:15 PM ET


Join Antioch University New England, NOAA, and the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit for an exploration of some of the opportunities and challenges for addressing flooding and stormwater management in communities surrounding the Great Lakes. Brandon Krumwiede (NOAA OCM) will present NOAA’s Lake Level Viewer, which combines near-shore bathymetry and real-time observations of water levels throughout the Great Lakes. Adam Bechle (Wisconsin Sea Grant) will describe vulnerability of Wisconsin coastal communities to variability of Lake Michigan water elevation. Joe Chapman (AECOM) will describe watershed modeling studies in two basins that are tributary to Toledo, Ohio and Duluth, Minnesota, shedding light on heavy precipitation and flood potential there.


Brandon Krumwiede, NOAA OCM
Great Lakes Water Levels and Coastal Impacts

Adam Bechle, Wisconsin Sea Grant
Vulnerability to Heightened Lake Levels in Green Bay

Joe Chapman, PE, CFM Vice President, AECOM
Modeling Extreme Precipitation in Urban Watersheds of the Great Lakes Region

WEATHERING CHANGE: Local Solutions for Strong Communities is a webinar series presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

For more information, or to view recordings of past webinars. visit our website:

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Climate Change: The Science, Uncertainty, and Risk
August 30 to September 26, 2020
Registration Deadline: August 25, 2020

Instructor: Christa Daniels

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This module consists of foundational knowledge in the science of our changing climate, understanding the boundaries of “uncertainty” in future projections being posited by the scientific community, how to translate the “risk” being faced by a community, business, or sector, and finally, the different concepts of climate resilience and how they manifest as solutions.

This series is designed to enable you to develop competency in a myriad of climate resilience fundamentals, including a basic understanding of the scientific consensus supporting human-induced climate change and the various definitions of climate resilience manifested in practice.

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Immediate Change to FEMA’s Map Distribution Process (7/27/20)

Message From: FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) <>
Mon 7/27/2020

Hello CTP Stakeholders,

Please see below for an important announcement regarding a change in FEMA’s map distribution process.

FEMA is updating its process for distribution of final mapping products for Community Officials to keep up with changing technology. Previously, FEMA provided a DVD with copies of the hardcopy map panels and the digital flood hazard data for affected Community Officials. Use of DVD media and support for DVDs on newer computers are no longer standard.

Beginning immediately, FEMA is discontinuing the production and distribution of DVDs. Community Officials will continue to receive hardcopy products by mail. FEMA will include information on how to download all the associated digital products from the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX). A copy of the fact sheet is attached. FEMA recently suspended new final determinations, so initially this change will affect only the distribution of products where the final determination was issued earlier, but the paper maps and DVDs have not yet been distributed. When final determinations resume, this change will remain in effect.

If you have questions regarding this change, or about the Map Service Center email subscription service, please contact us, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm ET.

Best regards,

CTP Program Support Team

Fact Sheet: DVD_Elimination_Flyer