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FEMA BRIC 23 and FMA 23 Mitigation Grant Programs - Notice of Intent

Dear Jurisdictions,

Planning ahead of projected FEMA Notice of Funding Opportunity [NOFO] for BRIC 23 and FMA 23 competitive Mitigation Grant Programs, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security (IEMA-OHS) will begin accepting Notice of Intent [NOI] from local, tribal and territorial governments. The deadline to submit the NOI is June 30, 2023.

  • IEMA-OHS, in coordination with Intergovernmental Mitigation Advisory Group [IMAG], will be reviewing received NOI.
  • IEMA-OHS timeline to completing the review of received NOI is July 17, 2023.
  • IEMA-OHS will reach out to all local Jurisdictions submitted the NOI on July 24, 2023.

IEMA-OHS Funding Priorities are:

  • Completion of FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plans.
  • Adoption of 2018 or 2021 versions of the International Building Code and International Residential Code.
  • Mitigation projects to enhance adaptation to climate change and developing an effective response to climate change.
  • Mitigation projects to address equities and inequities to provide the greatest support to economically disadvantaged rural communities.
  • Acquisition of substantially damaged flood-prone structures, severe repetitive loss structures, and repetitive loss structures.

Please email or call IEMA-OHS Hazard Mitigation Specialists if you have any questions:

Sam Al-Basha
State Hazard Mitigation Officer

Zak Krug
Hazard Mitigation Specialist

Jeffrey Thompson
Hazard Mitigation Specialist