The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is pleased to announce the availability of $500,000 (statewide) for the FY2010 Citizen Preparedness Program opportunity for Citizen Corps Program Affiliates to submit a Project Request Form for funding submitted through their Citizen Corps Councils, LEPCs or government agency on their behalf.
The grant opportunity is to support statewide Citizen Corps Councils and LEPC’s with all hazards planning, public education, outreach, citizen preparedness and participation, and the management of Citizen Corps Citizen Preparedness programs and activities. Citizen Corps Councils/LEPCs serving as a Citizen Corps Council and programs they administer are a major component of the Commonwealth’s emergency preparedness and homeland security efforts. The five Citizen Corps Program affiliates are Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Fire Corps, Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) and Neighborhood Watch.
VDEM is committed to furthering community preparedness and public service in the Commonwealth through Virginia’s Citizen Corps programs and are here to assist your locality with its community preparedness efforts. If you have any questions concerning the application process please contact the VDEM grant specialist for your region at:
VDEM Regions 1, 2, 7: JoAnn Maher firstname.lastname@example.org
VDEM Region 3, 4, 5, 6: Jocelyn Bagby email@example.com
Applicants are required to complete a Project Request Form (as with the other Homeland Security Grants). The links to the Project Request Form and guidelines are provided below. This required form must be submitted to be considered for this grant. Submission of the does 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 Project Proposal Form must be complete and submitted at or before 5:00 p.m. on May 11, 2011. Late submissions cannot be considered.
Completed Project Proposal forms should be sent electronically to:
2010 Grant Guidance [402 Kb .pdf]
Project Proposal Form [22 KB .docx]
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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