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FY 2021 Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance and Webinars/Briefings

Offerings by MEMA for FY 2021 BRIC, FMA & HMGP Technical Assistance and Webinars/Briefings

HMA grant information webinars for FY 2021 BRIC, FY 2021 and FEMA-4496-DR HMGP were were held Tuesday, August 31 @ 2:00 PM and Thursday, September 9 @ 10:00 AM. These virtual sessions provided an overview of the individual grant programs, available funding, relevant application process, and deadlines.

HMA Briefing Presentation Slides_FY21 Aug-Sept

Watch the September 9, 2021 State HMA Overview Webinar on MEMA’s YouTube Channel

The MEMA website will be updated regularly with dates and registration information. These workshops will be recorded and made available for review. Live participants will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer period during the workshop. Please note that additional training sessions may become available during the FY 2021 grant application period and will be posted on this page.

As a reminder, MEMA is currently accepting Statements of Interest for projects and C&CB/scoping/planning grants from communities for the FFY21 funding cycle and for FEMA-4496-DR HMGP. Links to the statement of interest forms can be found on MEMA’s BRIC & FMA grant programs page.

In preparation for the FFY21 funding cycle of the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program, MEMA offered several workshops to support communities in navigating the FEMA hazard mitigation assistance program eligibility and application requirements. Webinar downloads are included below.

MEMA 2021 Webinar Downloads

FEMA HMA Guidance and Eligibility | Friday – April 23, 2021

FEMA BRIC eligibility is based on the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance (2015), and supporting addendums. MEMA is offering this one-hour HMA workshop to review the guidance and related regulations, identify common eligibility pitfalls and limitations, and provide insight into developing a project application that successfully navigates the requirements.

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance and Eligibility 2021 Webinar Slides

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FEMA Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) | Wednesday – April 28, 2021

The FEMA BCA is a quantitative tool used be FEMA to evaluate the net impact of a proposed project by weighing the measurable mitigation improvements of a project (benefits, or avoided losses) against the drawbacks (represented by the cost). MEMA is offering this one-hour BCA workshop as a basic primer on the BCA process (including software), required inputs (including benefit data), and available resources. The workshop will also include tips and insights for presenting your project as positively and comprehensively as possible within the BCA.

FEMA Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) 2021 Webinar Slides | FEMA BCA 2021 Handout

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Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Guidance, Eligibility & Opportunities | Tuesday – May 18, 2021

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program is an annual nationally-competitive program intended to fund cost-effective measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). MEMA is offering this one-hour FMA workshop to review the guidance and related regulations, identify examples and best practices, and provide insight into developing successful applications to the FMA program. 

Flood Mitigation Assistance Guidance Eligibility and Opportunities 2021 Webinar Slides

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FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance & Nature Based Solutions | Thursday – May 20, 2021

The new FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Program identifies “Nature-Based Solutions” as a clear program category and funding priority.  MEMA is offering this one-hour HMA Nature Based Solutions workshop to identify and review examples of nature-based solutions developed to address community natural hazard vulnerabilities. The workshop will also review related program guidance, eligibility, and application development.

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Nature Based Solutions 2021 Webinar Slides

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FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance for Culvert Enhancement Projects | Monday – May 24, 2021

Improving the mitigation capacities of culverts and stream crossings are common HMA project applications. MEMA is offering this one-hour HMA Culvert Enhancement Projects workshop to review the guidance and eligibility requirements to fund culvert enhancements with HMA grants.  The workshop will include example projects, discuss best practices for application development, and provide resources for developing application components (including culvert specific BCA insight).

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance for Culvert Enhancement Projects 2021 Webinar Slides

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FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance for Generator Projects | Wednesday – May 26, 2021

Improving the resilience of critical facilities by installing or upgrading a fixed generator is a common HMA project application. MEMA is offering this one-hour HMA Generator Projects workshop to review the guidance and eligibility requirements to fund generators with HMA grants.  The workshop will include example projects, discuss best practices for application development, and provide resources for developing application components (including generator specific BCA insight).

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance for Generator Projects 2021 Webinar Slides

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2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program Webinar Series

FEMA is hosting Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) & Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program Webinars to provide technical information, best practices, tools and resources regarding these grant programs. There will also be a review of the fiscal year 2021 Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for BRIC and FMA.

The webinars are designed for leaders in states, local communities, tribes and territories, as well as private sector entities, private non-profit organizations, and individuals interested in learning more about the BRIC and FMA grant programs and strategies for how to apply for them.

FEMA will coordinate with the regional offices to host "office hours" for states, tribes and territories to answer questions about subapplications for the Fiscal year 2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance grants.

Registration is Now Required for the Ongoing 2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance Programs’ Webinar Series. Given the popularity of these webinars, participants are now being asked to individually register for every event they would like to attend. Registration is capped at 1,000 for each event. Learn about the topics and dates and register. All sessions will be recorded and, once available, posted on FEMA.gov.

MEMA 2020 Webinar Downloads

MEMA 2020 BRIC_Briefing Presentation Cover

Watch the September 11, 2020 State BRIC NOFO Overview Webinar on MEMA’s YouTube Channel

(Note: BRIC webinar held on 9/10/2020 contained same content; questions asked will be captured in forthcoming FAQ).

 

 

 

 

MEMA 2020 FMA_Briefing Presentation Cover

Watch the September 16, 2020 State FMA NOFO Overview Webinar on MEMA’s YouTube Channel

Additional Resources for

MEMA-sponsored FEMA GO 2020 Registration Webinars

MEMA hosted sessions to help familiarize you with how to register in FEMA GO. During this short webinar, MEMA will walk through the steps for users to register in FEMA GO. Watch the November 2, 2020 State FEMA GO Registration Training for BRIC Applicants Webinar on MEMA’s YouTube Channel.

FEMA Grants Outcomes (FEMA GO) Webinar Training Series

The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Training Team is pleased to offer FEMA Grants Outcomes (FEMA GO) webinar training series; FEMA GO for Beginners. The training will provide Grant Applicants/Subapplicants a comprehensive overview of FEMA GO.

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grants Outcomes (FEMA GO) Training Videos

FEMA Training on Top 10 Mistakes When Purchasing Under a FEMA Award

The FEMA's Grant Programs Directorate is introducing an online 1-hour training to provide guidance to FEMA award recipients and sub-recipients on the most frequent procurement noncompliance issues as reported by the OIG and provides available resources to help avoid these mistakes.

Target Audience:

FEMA employees and FEMA award recipients and subrecipients, which include; state, territorial, tribal, and local government personnel, nonprofit organization staff, eligible private entities, and other non-Federal entities.

Topics include:

  • Federal procurement rules for states and non-state entities
  • Full and open competition
  • Sole sourcing
  • Time-and-materials contract types
  • Contract provisions
  • Contractor integrity
  • Documentation requirements
  • Tools and resources for procurement under grants

Training dates and access information are provided in the Training Announcement.

FEMA July 2020 BRIC Mitigation Webinars

BRIC Summer Engagement Series

 

Week 1 (July 1, 2020) - Introduction to Building Resilient Infrastructure and
Communities (BRIC) Grant Program.

Week 2 (July 8, 2020) - Meaning of the BRIC Name.

Week 3 (July 15, 2020) - BRIC and Building Codes.

Week 4 (July 22, 2020) - BRIC and Community Lifelines.

Week 5 (July 29, 2020) - BRIC and Nature-Based Solutions.

More general information on this new FEMA BRIC program can also be found at the following website: https://www.fema.gov/bric .

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