Meeting the BRIC grant’s 25% match requirements is a real challenge for many state/local/tribal governments.
Many entities don’t submit an application because this requirement seems insurmountable to them so they don’t even try.
For example, if an applicant submits a proposal for a $5 million project to enhance the resilience in their jurisdiction, they are responsible for generating $1,250,000 (25% of $5mill) in match. This is a major challenge, especially for smaller jurisdictions.
The typical approach involves a combination of efforts to gather funds, align other projects, and track the hourly participation of people from multiple agencies along the way. Most people who have done this before don’t want to do it again since they have other full-time jobs to focus on.
So how can there be a simple way to solve this challenge?
Introducing the All Hazards Consortium’s Match Development program.
A simple, proven program that was developed by states in 2008 for the FEMA Regional Catastrophic Planning Grant Program (RCPGP) or “reggie” grant.
The program engages the private sector vendors and business owners/operators in the match development process in a professional and respectful way that produces the match…. And usually more than 25%.