The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is pleased to announce the availability of $3,102,229 for the Fiscal Year 2011 Port Security Grant Program.
Eligible applicants include port authorities, port police, local law enforcement agencies, port and local fire departments, facility fire brigades that have jurisdictional authority to respond to incidents in the port, group I and II Fiduciary Agents who are applying on behalf of eligible AMSC members, and owners or operators of federally regulated terminals, facilities, U.S. inspected passenger vessels or ferries as defined in the MTSA and Title 33 of the CFR Parts 101, 104, 105, and 106.
VDEM is committed to furthering efforts to strengthen homeland security preparedness in and around the Port of Hampton Roads. If you have any questions concerning the application process please contact Debbie Foutz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are required to complete an Investment Justification (IJ) and Budget Worksheet (as with the other Homeland Security Grants). The links to the IJ, Budget, and guidelines are provided www.vaemergency.gov grants section. These required forms must be submitted to be considered for this grant. Submission of these forms do not guarantee funding.
All localities selected for an award will be required to complete a grant application, check all purchases against the allowable equipment list (www.rkb.us) and follow the administrative guidelines found on www.vaemergency.com/grants/forms/Admin_Guide_Best_Practices.pdf after being notified.
The IJ and Budget must be complete and submitted at or before 5:00 p.m. on June 3, 2011. Late submissions cannot be considered.
Completed IJ and Budget should be sent electronically to:
GUIDANCE AND APPLICATION KIT [549 kb pdf]
Investment Justification Template [.74 kb doc]
Sample Budget Detail Worksheet [78 kb .doc]
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Virginia Disaster Relief Fund
How is the money distributed?
Fund proceeds will be distributed to local long-term recovery groups, members of the Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and other non-profit and faith-based organizations as a grant.
Many of these groups work directly with individuals and families following a disaster.
How else can I donate?
The Virginia Disaster Relief Fund benefits projects that include: repair or rebuilding of underinsured dwellings, transportation assistance, replacing essential household items, helping renters establish new rental residence, temporary living expenses while recovering from loss, and more.
How can I donate?
If you want to help, send checks made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia with “Virginia Disaster Relief Fund” noted in the memo line to:
P.O. Box 1971
Richmond, VA 23218-1971