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Virginia Department of Emergency Management Announces Emergency Management Performance Grant Funding Allocations for Fiscal Year 2020

This update was published by Policy and Communications
Published: July 13, 2020

Funding gives over $2.6 million to support emergency management efforts

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), announced today the awarding of over $2.6 million in grant funding for the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG). The EMPG program is a federally funded, state distributed, grant program. The grant focuses on funding planning, operations, equipment acquisitions, trainings, exercises, construction and renovation efforts at the local government level.

The EMPG program provides resources to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in preparing for all hazards. Through the grant program, the Federal government provides coordination, guidance, and assistance to support a comprehensive emergency preparedness system. “We need to continue pursuing this type of funding as the number of disasters keeps increasing,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran. “This year has proven that we need to be as prepared as possible for the unexpected, and we will continue applying for programs and grants that allow us to build and enhance our capabilities.”

“Building capabilities to effectively respond to all hazards requires local emergency managers to have the resources necessary to support their community,” said State Coordinator of Emergency Management Curtis Brown. “This grant program provides the opportunity for the commonwealth to build and sustain critical capabilities across key mission areas including prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery.”

Grant funding for the program is available to cities, counties and those towns recognized as emergency management jurisdictions under Title 44 of the Code of Virginia. The following EMPG grant allocations have been awarded:

  • Accomack County, $7,500
  • Albemarle County, $25,452
  • Alexandria, City of, $60,904
  • Alleghany County, $7,500
  • Amelia County, $7,500
  • Amherst County, $14,911
  • Appomattox County, $7,500
  • Arlington County, $72,527
  • Augusta County, $14,882
  • Bath County, $7,500
  • Bedford County, $13,304
  • Bland County, $7,500
  • Botetourt County, $7,500
  • Bristol, City of, $15,500
  • Brunswick County, $7,500
  • Buchanan County, $7,500
  • Buckingham County, $7,500
  • Buena Vista, City of, $7,500
  • Campbell County, $13,805
  • Caroline County, $12,120
  • Carroll County, $7,500
  • Charles City County, $14,034
  • Charlotte County, $7,500
  • Charlottesville, City of, $7,500
  • Chesapeake, City of, $71,284
  • Chesterfield County, $76,409
  • Chincoteague, Town of, $7,500
  • Christiansburg, Town of, $7,500
  • Clarke County, $7,500
  • Colonial Heights, City of, $7,500
  • Covington, City of, $9,346
  • Craig County, $7,500
  • Culpeper County, $10,751
  • Cumberland County, $7,500
  • Danville, City of, $27,013
  • Dickenson County, $7,500
  • Dinwiddie County, $7,500
  • Emporia, City of, $10,285
  • Essex County, $13,316
  • Fairfax, City of, $7,500
  • Fairfax County, $109,897
  • Falls Church, City of, $7,500
  • Farmville, Town of, $12,180
  • Fauquier County, $17,725
  • Floyd County, $7,500
  • Fluvanna County, $7,500
  • Franklin, City of, $16,595
  • Franklin County, $36,498
  • Fredericksburg, City of, $10,680
  • Fredrick County, $16,297
  • Galax, City of, $7,500
  • Giles County, $7,500
  • Gloucester County, $13,644
  • Goochland County, $16,904
  • Grayson County, $7,500
  • Greene County, $7,500
  • Greensville County, $7,500
  • Halifax County, $12,196
  • Hampton, City of, $90,654
  • Hanover County, $22,997
  • Harrisonburg, City of, $7,500
  • Henrico County, $67,504
  • Henry County, $26,164
  • Highland County, $7,500
  • Hopewell, City of, $42,959
  • Isle of Wight County, $7,500
  • James City County, $39,978
  • King and Queen County, $7,500
  • King George County, $12,820
  • King William County, $7,500
  • Lancaster County, $7,500
  • Lee County, $7,500
  • Lexington, City of, $7,500
  • Loudoun County, $73,546
  • Louisa County, $17,607
  • Lunenburg County, $7,500
  • Lynchburg, City of, $23,423
  • Madison County, $7,500
  • Manassas, City of, $7,500
  • Manassas Park, City of, $7,500
  • Martinsville, City of, $7,500
  • Mathews County, $7,500
  • Mecklenburg County, $7,500
  • Middlesex County, $7,500
  • Montgomery County, $14,757
  • Nelson County, $7,500
  • New Kent County, $27,932
  • Newport News, City of, $93,035
  • Norfolk, City of, $113,617
  • Northampton County, $7,500
  • Northumberland County, $7,500
  • Norton, City of, $7,500
  • Nottoway County, $7,500
  • Orange County, $7,900
  • Page County, $7,500
  • Patrick County, $7,500
  • Petersburg, City of, $10,675
  • Pittsylvania County, $22,803
  • Poquoson, City of, $7,500
  • Portsmouth, City of, $57,992
  • Powhatan County, $7,500
  • Prince Edward County, $9,436
  • Prince George County, $25,231
  • Prince William County, $59,819
  • Pulaski County, $16,904
  • Radford, City of, $7,500
  • Rappahannock County, $7,500
  • Richmond, City of, $85,630
  • Richmond County, $7,500
  • Roanoke, City of, $53,387
  • Roanoke County, $21,282
  • Rockbridge County, $7,500
  • Rockingham County, $19,022
  • Russell County, $7,500
  • Salem, City of, $13,483
  • Scott County, $13,810
  • Shenandoah County, $23,509
  • Smyth County, $7,500
  • South Boston, Town of, $7,500
  • Southampton County, $7,500
  • Spotsylvania County, $40,579
  • Stafford County, $49,164
  • Staunton, City of, $7,500
  • Suffolk, City of, $21,781
  • Surry County, $7,500
  • Sussex County, $7,500
  • Tazewell County, $7,500
  • Vinton, Town of, $7,500
  • Virginia Beach, City of, $102,914
  • Warren County, $7,500
  • Washington County, $9,015
  • Waynesboro, City of, $7,500
  • Westmoreland County, $7,500
  • Williamsburg, City of, $7,500
  • Winchester, City of, $8,905
  • Wise County, $7,500
  • Wythe County, $13,017
  • York County, $50,335

For more information about these programs, please contact Robbie Coates – Director of Grant Programs at robert.coates@vdem.virginia.gov or visit the VDEM Grants webpage at https://www.vaemergency.gov/grants/

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