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File #: 22-0176    Name: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Application for the Waterfront Flood Mitigation Project
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/13/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/26/2021 Final action:
Title: Resolution Approving a $50 million Grant Application for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Program for the Waterfront Flood Mitigation Project. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 22-0176 _WFI-BRIC Resolution, 2. 22-0176_Final Resolution
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: OCTOBER 19, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Resolution Approving a $50 million Grant Application for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Program for the Waterfront Flood Mitigation Project. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of a competitive grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) for up to $50 million (the maximum single award) for the FY 2021 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Building Resiliency Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program for the City's Waterfront Flood Mitigation Project (Project).

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

(1) Adopt the attached resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a competitive grant application to FEMA for up to $50 million for the FEMA BRIC Program for the City's Waterfront Flood Mitigation Project ("Project");
(2) Authorize the City Manager to enter into any agreements that may be required to receive these funds, should the requested allocation be approved, and to provide certification of Council's commitment to fund the City's local share;
(3) Commit to fund its local share of engineering and construction costs.

BACKGROUND: FEMA's Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) pre-disaster grant program supports states, local communities, tribes and territories to undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that replaces FEMA's existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program. The grant program provides cost-share funding of up to 75% or $50 Million for a project. The BRIC program aims to ca...

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