Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)


Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) is a new program intended to help states, local communities, tribes and territories execute hazard mitigation projects in order to reduce the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. BRIC replaces the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation program.

The BRIC program is part of the federal government’s effort to shift focus from disaster response to proactive community resilience. This program will fund a variety of mitigation activities and focus particularly on infrastructure projects and critical community services like health, communications and shelter.


Local, state, and tribal governments

Role In Creative Placemaking

Creative placemaking practitioners could partner with recipient local governments to bring creative elements and culturally sensitive perspectives to disaster mitigation planning, or integrate disaster resilience into the fabric of existing creative revitalization efforts.


Federal funding can support up to 75% of eligible costs.


New program

Role in Creative Placemaking

This section represents our attempt to capture how this specific funding opportunity might fit into a placemaking initiative.


Who can apply? Eligibility is often limited, but in partnership with other entities you may identify an access point, such as subgrant opportunities. This information can help you determine which potential partners in your community might be able to access the funds.

Previous Projects/Grantees

These examples show how these funds have been used for creative or placemaking endeavors in the past, the types of organizations that have successfully accessed the funds and/or the types of activities for which the funds can be used.

Max Award

Maximum funding amounts can vary from year to year. We have provided the most recent information available. Where available, we also include a median or a range in cases in which the maximum is not typical of an average award.

Match Requirement

Most federal programs require some form of cost sharing. This is expressed differently for different agencies and programs. Sometimes a direct 1:1 match is specified. Other times, the application will state the maximum percentage of a project cost that the funding award can cover. We include this information, where available, in order to give you a sense of what to expect when applying for a particular funding program.


Most federal funding programs will require financial and progress reports at least annually, along with a final report. We consider this to be a "moderate" compliance burden. Where a higher degree of data collection and reporting is indicated, we convey that information with a "substantial" rating.