The Code Council has been working on the federal, state and local levels to try
to secure the funding U.S. code departments need to go virtual. The U.S.
Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
(CARES Act), which provides state, local, tribal and territorial governments
with $150 billion through a Coronavirus Relief Fund for necessary spending in
response to this public health emergency, $45.4 billion through FEMA’s Disaster
Relief Fund, and $5 billion through the Community Development Block Grant
We are reaching out to state governors to encourage them to make this funding
available for code departments to transition to remote work. We are also urging
the U.S. Congress to allocate support specifically for code department remote
capabilities as part of an upcoming coronavirus response measure that Congress
is currently considering. Learn
about the CARES Act in our new ICC Pulse Podcast episode.
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