An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Emergency Support Team (VEST) Status Green, Steady State

VEOC Activation Status: Green, Steady State

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Equity Workshops

This resource is maintained by Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs

Event Description
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is undertaking an outreach strategy to local governments that have been identified and prioritized as having the highest risk of vulnerable populations within a coastal or river flood zone. The first phase of outreach includes 40 localities that scored the highest in this regard, and this process will be expanded in the future to include additional localities. The goal is to provide local governments with the information and appropriate technical assistance and tools to apply for and administer FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants to protect the most vulnerable.

Intended Audience for Participation

  • Local/regional planning and zoning
  • Engineering
  • Police, Fire, and Emergency Management
  • Public Works/Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Floodplain Managers
  • Environmental/Historic Compliance
  • Building/Code Officials
  • Risk Managers
  • Stormwater Specialists
  • Department of Social Services
  • Community Development/Economic Development
  • Volunteer and Faith-Based Organizations.

HMA Grants Equity Pre-Workshop Survey

Sub-Regional Group VDEM Region Localities Pre-Workshop Survey Due Workshop Date 
A​ 5​ Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson​ July 20​ July 29​ 
B​ 5​ Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach​ August 3​ August 12 
C​ 5​ Accomack, Northampton​ August 17​ August 26 
D​ 4​ Bland, Grayson, Smyth, Wythe​ July 9​ July 20 
E​ 4​ Lee, Scott, Wise​ July 30​ August 10 
F​ 4​ Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Tazewell​ July 23​ August 3 
G​ 6​ Alleghany, Covington, Roanoke City​ June 21​ June 30​ 
H​ 1 & 5​ Emporia, Franklin City, Southampton, Suffolk, Sussex​ June 25​ July 7 
I​ 1 & 5​ Essex, Mathews, Westmoreland​ June 17​ June 28 
J​ 3 & 6​ Danville, Halifax, Henry​ July 2 ​ July 14 
K​ 3 & 6​ Buena Vista, Rockingham​ July 1​ July 13 
L​ 1​ Dinwiddie, Petersburg, Richmond City​ August 9​ August 18 
M​ 4​ Giles, Pulaski​ July 13​ July 22​ 

Pre-Workshop Survey
Please follow the link below to complete the Pre-Workshop Survey by the above-listed due date for your locality’s respective workshop.

Subregional Group Map – June, July, August

Locality Subpages – Click the Link Below to Register
Please follow the appropriate link below for registration and materials related to your locality’s respective workshop. If you are registering as a state agency, public authority, or another entity that may intersect with multiple regions, feel free to select multiple or any individual workshop that best fits your operational area.

Additional Resources
DCR Floodplain Management and Dam Safety Program
Coastal Resilience Master Plan
DHCD Community Development Block Grant