Published: September 13, 2021
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced today the receipt of pre-disaster funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These awards were received under the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) 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. 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 for the community,” 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 or FMA grants which are nationally competitive grant programs.
VDEM is now accepting applications for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant and 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 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.