FEMA Requests

FEMA seeking requests to make direct technical assistance for jurisdictions through its BRIC program: 
With the January 28 grant application deadline nearing, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) is making non-financial direct technical assistance (DTA) for jurisdictions through the Building Resilience and Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. FEMA can provide assistance with code adoption and implementation through DTA. The Code Council also has launched an information summary (click here and here) to guide your office and code officials on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Jurisdictions of any type and size can apply for DTA and do not need to go through their states or go through the other hoops required for BRIC for funding. They just need to submit a letter to
FEMA-BRICDirectTechnicalAssistance@fema.dhs.gov no later than 3 p.m. Eastern on January 28. There is no required format for the letter, but it should contain the following information:
• Point of contact information, including name, position, address, phone number, and email.
• A description of the community’s challenges and need for which the service is being requested.
• The extent of the community’s capacity to assist in the non-financial Direct Technical Assistance activity and the staff available to commit to participate in the activity.
FEMA may prioritize non-financial Direct Technical Assistance for communities. The prioritization points are listed at the bottom of this link. For the FY2021 BRIC Notice of Funding Opportunity, click here.