Published: October 6, 2021
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced today the receipt of hazard mitigation assistance (HMA) funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These awards were received under the following grant programs: Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
“VDEM continues to strongly support local governments in meeting their risk reduction goals through the FEMA hazard mitigation assistance grants. We continue to see the development of innovative projects to protect public infrastructure, as well as projects that focus on protecting vulnerable populations, and promote economic development,” said State Coordinator of Emergency Management, Curtis Brown.
VDEM administers these federal funds on behalf of FEMA. The state does not provide matching funds for the PDM grants which are nationally competitive grant programs but does contribute a state share for the HMGP grant projects.
VDEM is now accepting applications for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) for fiscal year 2021. In addition, the application period is open for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program under Disaster 4602 February Ice Storm. All applications can be submitted in https://vdem.emgrants.com. For additional information on other mitigation grant funding opportunities, please contact: Debbie Messmer – State Hazard Mitigation Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VDEM works with local government, state and federal agencies and voluntary organizations to provide resources and expertise through the five mission areas of emergency management; prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery. To learn more about ways VDEM is working to improve disaster preparedness, response and recovery, visit www.vaemergency.gov.