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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


April's Regulation and Case Law Update is now available online. CAOs/Attorneys are encouraged to forward this update to impacted county departments.Read more


GFOA recently issued recommended guiding principles for local governments to consider as they determine how to best use The American Rescue Plan Act funding. The U.S. Treasury has not yet issued specific guidelines. SCAC will share this information as soon as it is available.Read more


The House passed the budget bill and the capital reserve fund bill and sent them over to the Senate. The House will be on furlough next week. The following week, both the House and Senate will be racing to move bills to meet the crossover date of April 9th. The Senate will meet in-person Tuesday and Wednesday of next week and then meet in perfunctory session on Thursday in observance of Easter. The budget bills along with several other bills of interest will be discussed below.

Revenue, Finance, and Economic Development

  1. State Budget and the Local Government Fund
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