RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced today the receipt of pre-disaster funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This award was received under the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funding from the FY 2019 competitive cycle.
“VDEM continues to strongly support local governments in meeting their risk reduction goals through the FEMA hazard mitigation assistance grants,” said State Coordinator of Emergency Management, Curtis Brown.
“These federal grants help us provide necessary resources to localities that will benefit from additional hazard mitigation,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Brian J. Moran. “I am proud of the work VDEM does on behalf of the Commonwealth to reduce our risk during a natural or human-made disaster.”
VDEM administers these federal funds on behalf of FEMA. The state does not provide matching funds for the PDM grant which is a nationally competitive grant program. In addition to reducing the risk, the city of Roanoke’s project will add to the already existing Lick Run greenway project, which has environmental and social benefits.
2019 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program:
Applicant: Roanoke, City of
Project Name: Acquisition of 1 Repetitive Loss Structure
Federal Share: $573,930
Non-Federal Share: $191,310
Total Grant: $765,240
Federal Share: 75%
Program Match: 25%
For additional information on 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 VAemergency.gov.