The Coordinator’s Briefings are an annual opportunity for VDEM to provide the latest information on state and federal policy and procedures regarding activities for local emergency management personnel, and to collect feedback from local emergency management personnel. Jurisdictions receiving EMPG funding are required to attend. VDEM encourages participants to use official vehicles for travel and attend the closest Coordinator’s Briefing as a one-day commute. Where necessary, VDEM will provide lodging reimbursement for each jurisdiction’s Director and Coordinator of Emergency Management (maximum two per jurisdiction) or their designated representative(s). Authorized personnel will be reimbursed for lodging if you travel more than 70 miles to the briefing site. All attendees who need lodging must make their own arrangements directly with the designated hotel. You may lodge at another hotel of your choice; but reimbursement will be at the state lodging rate. VDEM has established a room block at the hotel for each briefing. When calling to make reservations, please identify yourself as a VDEM Coordinator’s Briefing attendee. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., and the briefing begins at 9 a.m. for each session. Pre-enrollment is required. Walk-ins will NOT be permitted.
|RESERVATION DEADLINE||ENROLLMENT DEADLINE
|Inn at Virginia Tech: 901 Prices Fork Road Blacksburg, VA 24061||Oct 1, 2014||540-231-8000||Sep 1, 2014||Sep 22, 2014|
|Best Western Hotel: 109 Apple Tree Lane, Waynesboro, VA 22980||Oct 15, 2014||540-942-1100||Sep 14, 2014||Oct 1, 2014|
|Embassy Suites: 1700 Coliseum Dr. Hampton, VA 23666||Oct 29, 2014||757-827-8200||Sep 28, 2014||Oct 15, 2014
Coordinator’s Briefings: Enrollment is via the Knowledge Center (KC). There are two options for enrollment (see below):
For participants who are comfortable using the KC: If you have an existing KC account with any state agency, click here for enrollment procedures. If you do NOT have an existing KC account, click here for enrollment procedures. You will need to use V400 as your Search Text.
For participants who are not comfortable using the KC: You may access an online enrollment form at this link. Our Help Desk will use the form to verify/create your account and enroll you in the course. The title of the course is V400: 2014 State Coordinator’s Briefing.
If you have any difficulty with the enrollment instructions, please contact the Help Desk at 804-897-9995, M-F, 8-4:30.
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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