RICHMOND, Va. – The City of Virginia Beach will receive approximately $400,000 from federal grants administered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to install a 500 kilowatt emergency generator at their correctional center located at 2501 James Madison Boulevard. The remaining $132,000 will be contributed from the City of Virginia Beach.
“It’s crucial that correctional facilities have the ability to continue their normal operations during emergencies,” said State Coordinator Dr. Jeff Stern. “We partner with each locality to ensure they have the resources they need to prepare for emergencies through these grants.”
|Recipient||Project||Project Cost||Federal Award|
|City of Virginia Beach||City of Virginia Beach Correctional Center Generator||$532,000||$400,000|
VDEM received this funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the fiscal year 2015 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program. Once received, the agency then awards funds for the eligible projects that were submitted by localities throughout the state as part of the grant process. The grant will expire in October 2018.
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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