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File #: 23-0416    Name: Waterfront Flood Implementation-Building Resilient Infrastructure Communities (BRIC) Grant FY 22 and FY 23 Budget Authorization
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/16/2022 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 11/9/2022 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a 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. 23-0416_Resolution Waterfront Flood Implementation Building Resilient Infrastructure Communities BRIC Grant FY 22 and FY 23 Budget Authorization, 2. 23-0416_DPI Bric Nov 10 2022 update, 3. 23-0416_Final Resolution - RES NO 3115
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: NOVEMBER 2, 2022

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

THROUGH: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER /s/

FROM: TERRY SUEHR, DIRECTOR, PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

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Consideration of a 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 FY22/FY23 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; and

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 cos...

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