Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Opportunity Announced for Seneca County, Ohio
Seneca County, Ohio – The Seneca County Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is excited to announce the availability of funding opportunities through the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) programs. These grants are aimed at enhancing the resilience of communities in Seneca County to natural disasters, with a specific focus on mitigating the risks associated with flooding.
The BRIC and FMA grant programs, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provide financial support for projects that reduce the impact of disasters, protect lives and property, and enhance the long-term sustainability of Seneca County. These funds are allocated to projects that implement hazard mitigation actions, ultimately making Seneca County a safer place to live and work.
The key highlights of this funding opportunity include:
- Eligibility: Local governments, tribal organizations, and certain non-profit organizations within Seneca County, Ohio, are eligible to apply for these grants.
- Project Types: Eligible projects may include but are not limited to infrastructure improvements, community education and outreach initiatives, and policy development that reduces the risk of future flooding and other natural disasters.
- Application Process: Applicants must complete and submit their applications via the FEMA Grants Portal. Detailed application guidelines and instructions can be found on the FEMA website.
- Deadline: The application submission deadline is November 20th, 2023, so applicants are encouraged to begin the process as soon as possible.
- Technical Assistance: Seneca County Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is available to provide technical assistance and answer questions regarding the application process. Interested parties are encouraged to contact John Spahr at 419.934.1967 or firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
- Community Engagement: Seneca County values input from community members. There will be opportunities for public participation and engagement in the project selection process. Details of these engagement opportunities will be shared at a later date.
- Previous Success: Seneca County has a history of successfully securing FEMA grants for hazard mitigation projects, such as the County All Hazard Mitigation Plan, Hazardous Material Response Plan, and Emergency Management Performance Grant. These grants have significantly contributed to enhancing the resilience of the county.
The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance grants provide an excellent opportunity for Seneca County to invest in a safer, more resilient future. By proactively addressing the risks associated with natural disasters, the county can continue to thrive and protect its residents and resources.
Seneca County Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security encourages all eligible organizations within the county to consider these grant opportunities and take steps towards building a more resilient community.
For more information on the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance grants and to access application materials, please visit the FEMA website at www.fema.gov.