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Getting the Most Out of FEMA’s Billion Dollar FY2021 BRIC Program

October 7, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Getting the Most Out of FEMA’s Billion Dollar FY2021 BRIC Program

A Discussion of Grant Funded Code Activities for Building and Fire Prevention Departments

Join the International Code Council for a free webinar on Thursday, October 7 at 3 pm ET | 12 pm PT

Now in its second year, FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program is the agency’s $1 billion mitigation grant program. BRIC prioritizes the adoption and enforcement of hazard resistant building codes and makes funding available for adoption activities (including staff time and consultant costs), training including the Code Council’s When Disaster Strikes Institute, certifications, building department accreditation, electronic permitting, and online access to codes and standards. For FY2021, BRIC includes $56 million in state/territory allocations (up to $1 million for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories) and another $25 million specifically set-aside for all federally recognized Tribal Governments.

This session features panelists from FEMA, state and local government, and the private sector who will share opportunities and best practices for how to successfully leverage BRIC funding through collaboration with hazard mitigation officials and other stakeholders. This webinar is not for CEUs.


Camille Crain – BRIC Section Chief, FEMA

Debbie Messmer – State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Jeff Brown – Director, State Building Codes Office, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Dale Thomure – Manager, Community Hazard Mitigation, ISO/Verisk


Karl Fippinger – Vice President, Fire and Disaster Mitigation, International Code Council

For more information on FEMA BRIC, visit www.iccsafe.org/bric