BRIC Grant 2021 - Public Notice
Hazard Mitigation Grants
Joint Federal, State, Local Public Notice
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) have received an application for Federal grant funding through the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program. Funding for this grant was made available under Section 203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), as amended (Pub. L. No. 93-288) (42 U.S.C. § 5133) implemented by Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities. Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements, and conditions.
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains and wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.
Applicant: Spartanburg County
Project Title: Spartanburg County Emergency Services - Generator Project
Project Description: Purchase and installation of a backup power generator, with pad and transfer switch, at the new Emergency Services Building that is scheduled for construction later this year.
Alternatives Considered: - Solar Power – Since the need for alternative or backup power occurs during power outages that are often the result of bad weather, solar isn’t the best option for a long term power solution especially when Spartanburg County has on recent record (2002) power outages lasting for up to 2 weeks,
Spartanburg County Emergency Management is responsible for facilitating and monitoring the proposed project. Interested persons may direct any comments or questions to Robbie Swofford with Spartanburg County Emergency Management at 864-595-5368 or email at . These are due within 15 days of this notice.