BRIC is back – doubled! And Treasury issues final information on ARP (American Recovery Act) funds

The Biden Administration is doubling funding to $1 billion for state and local governments under BRIC (Building Resilient Communities and Infrastructure). Read the White House statement here. The BRIC program premiered in 2020 and was FEMA’s new $500 million mitigation grant program. It prioritizes the adoption and enforcement of hazard resistant building codes and makes funding available for adoption activities (including staff time and consultant costs), trainingcertificationselectronic permittingbuilding department accreditation, and online access to codes and standards. Brick and mortar mitigation projects are more competitive candidates for funding based on state adopted codes and local BCEGS scores. The latest for code officials on the American Rescue Plan (ARP) allocations comes from the U.S. Treasury Department, a guide which details what activities are eligible. See the ICC factsheet which summaries eligible activities and other program facets. Treasury has finalized allocations to all units of government here.