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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) earlier this week released new policy regarding Public Assistance (PA) eligibility for reopening costs for public facilities for COVID-19. The COVID-19 Pandemic: Safe Opening and Operation Work... Read more


Both chambers spent the majority of the week on the floor in order to give bills third reading to meet the crossover date of April 10th. Any bill that did not receive third reading in one chamber by yesterday is likely done for this session and will have to be taken up next year. There are several bills of interest that will be discussed below.

Revenue, Finance and Economic Development

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In observance of Good Friday, the Friday Report is being sent out today. The House was on furlough this week, while the Senate met on Tuesday and Wednesday. Next week is crossover,  which means bills that do not pass from one chamber to the other by April 10th  will likely not pass this session. The Senate moved several bills of interest that will be discussed below.

Revenue, Finance, and Economic Development

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The award selection process is underway for FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. A total of $500 million of pre-disaster mitigation funding is available for the BRIC program, which includes $20 million set-aside for tribal applications.

The interest in this grant program exceeds the amount of funding available. FEMA received nearly $3.6 billion in applications for Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grants. This interest demonstrates the true need for hazard mitigation in the United States.

In addition, the... Read more