August 29, 2023

Ranking Member Larsen Statement on BRIC Grants Supported by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


FEMA Announced Nearly $3 Billion of Resiliency Funding Supported by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Rick Larsen (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced nearly $3 billion in funding for critical resilience projects through the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. These awards were made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which provided FEMA nearly $7 billion to help communities proactively prepare for climate change and build resilience.

“Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, more communities in the Pacific Northwest and across the country will have the resources needed to prepare for floods, wildfires, droughts and extreme heat—an investment that creates jobs while building resilience and combating climate change,” Ranking Member Larsen said.  “This funding will make it possible for 23 states to be first time recipients of a BRIC grant, and will flow to underserved communities that most urgently need resilience solutions and projects that implement sustainable, nature-based solutions to the climate crisis.”

View all grant award recipients here.