FY 2011 State Homeland Security Grant – Regional Stakeholders Grant Meetings

July 21, 2011  //  

The Department of Homeland Security has released the 2011 grant guidance. While this includes grants for most of the DHS programs, the 2011 Grant Stakeholder meetings will focus on the gaps to be addressed through the State Homeland Security Grant Program. 

Each locality is encouraged to send two or three representatives for the different preparedness needs of the locality (CBRNE, Citizen Awareness/Preparedness, Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities, Information Sharing/Dissemination, and Mass Care, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Training and Exercises, and Community Preparedness).

The grant announcement for Interoperability/Communications was completed in the spring through the RPAC-I process, no new projects will be reviewed or accepted in this target capability.

To attend the Regional Stakeholder Meetings, please RSVP to Sheronda.johnson@vdem.virginia.gov

Please include your Name, Locality, and which meeting you would like to attend.

Meeting Dates and Locations

  • Monday, August 1: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Hampton Health Department, 3130 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA 23661 (VDEM Region 5)

  • Tuesday,  August 2: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Virginia Department of Transportation Building 4974 Alliance Drive, Occoquan/Bull Ron Room 1st Floor,  Fairfax, VA 22030 (VDEM Region 7)

  • Wednesday, August 3:1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.- Culpeper County Public Safety Communications Center EOC, 15166 Richmond Road, Culpeper, VA  22701(VDEM Region 2)

  • Thursday, August 4: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Roanoke Valley Regional Fire/EMS Training Center, 1220 Kessler Mill Road, Salem, VA  24153 (VDEM Region 6)

  • Friday, August 5:  9:30 a.m. –12 p.m. – Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Rooms 103 & 104, One Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA  24212 (VDEM Region 4)

  • Monday, August 8:  9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Buckingham County Agriculture Center Building, Administration Lane, Buckingham, VA 23921  (VDEM Region 3)

  • Tuesday, August 9:  9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center 6610 Public Safety Road (Way), Rooms A & B, Chesterfield, VA 23832  (VDEM Region 1)


Regions Map



Purpose of the Meeting

2011 Grants Management Overview

At the beginning of the Stakeholder meeting there will be a brief segment for Grant Management.  VDEM Grant Office would like to take the opportunity to go over the business process, grant cycle, and discuss fiscal matters with the stakeholders.  This is very important as your entity applies for grant funds.  This portion of the meeting will take approximately one hour.  

Review of National Priorities, DHS 2011 Grants, Virginia Priorities

Overview of 2011 Processes for Grant Application Development

Process Changes for 2011 going forward


Target Capability Leads and Advisory Committees

Project Proposal

Summary and Next Steps


Meeting Resources

Please email your grant questions to Sheronda Johnson at Sheronda.Johnson@vdem.virginia.gov


Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund