August 3, 2022- The State of Florida is announcing that eleven project sub-applications have been selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the fiscal year 2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) programs which provide grants to improve resilience and prepare communities for the impacts of storms, flooding and wildfires. While this announcement is not an award, it’s a decision on the status of all sub-applications allowing Florida’s eleven selected mitigation projects to continue through for final funding decision.

“The State of Florida continues to set a national standard in emergency management thanks to the tireless work of our local and state partners who remain committed to increasing our local communities’ resiliency to flooding and other natural hazards,” said FDEM Director Kevin Guthrie. “With the historic peak of hurricane season right around the corner, I want to thank our Mitigation Bureau who worked diligently to get these projects through to the next step.”

“Under the Governor’s leadership, Florida is better positioned than ever before to minimize future flood damages and rebound more quickly after significant storm events,” said Chief Resilience Officer Wesley R. Brooks, Ph.D. “Federal funding for the 11 Florida projects successfully advancing through FEMA’s national competition process today would supplement more than $1 billion in state awards for inland and coastal communities emanating from the new Resilient Florida program.”

Selected Projects include:

  • FY 2021 BRIC, South Florida Water Management District Flooding Resiliency C-8 Basin Project
    • Project total: $71,524,463
  • FY 2021 BRIC, City of Tampa Fire Station #3 Wind Mitigation
    • Project total: $663,849
  • FY 2021 BRIC, City of Tampa Fire Station #13 Wind Mitigation
    • Project total: $565,074
  • FY 2021 BRIC, COJ/JEA Buckman Water Reclamation Facility Outfall Flood Mitigation and Wastewater Reliability
    • Project total: $32,478,097
  • FY 2021 BRIC, Jefferson County Standby Generator Project
    • Project total: $34,655
  • FY 2021 FMA, Pasco County Elevation #1
    • Project total: $167,401
  • FY 2021 FMA, Monroe County Mitigation Reconstruction #1
    • Project total: $ 785,160
  • FY 2021 FMA, Santa Rosa County Acquisition/Demolition of one Severe Repetitive Loss Home
    • Project total: $397,145
  • FY 2021 FMA, Bay County Home Buyout Program
    • Project total: $1,936,950
  • FY 2021 FMA, City of Jacksonville Acquisition/Demolition
    • Project total: $508,030
  • FY 2021 FMA, City of Pensacola Elevation
    • Project total: $105,287

More information on the Building Resilient Infrastructure can be found here. And information on the Flood Mitigation Assistance selection information is available here.