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 program.
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 more
about the CARES Act in our new ICC Pulse Podcast episode.
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