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

VEOC Activation Status: Green, Steady State

2022-01-04 | Severe Winter Storms DR 4644

Disaster information is administered by Recovery Grant Programs

State Response

VDEM Response Start: January 2, 2022

State Emergency Declaration Start: January 5, 2022

State Emergency Declaration End: January 31, 2022

Federal Response

Federal Emergency Declaration: March 11, 2022


Incident Period: Jan 2, 2022 – Jan 3, 2022

Application Period: FY 2022 Pre-Application Deadline to VDEM: September 15th, 2022 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Full Application Deadline to VDEM: October 13th, 2022 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Requests for Public Assistance
Applicants have until April 10th, 2022 to submit an official Request for Public Assistance (RPA) in the FEMA Grants Portal to be considered for the program. Submitting an RPA is a requirement for potential federal assistance. Three Applicant briefings are scheduled to cover requirements for the RPA.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announces the availability of Public Assistance grant funding for reimbursement of eligible disaster costs at a 75% federal cost share. VDEM will be hosting three applicant briefings to go over the program requirements, processes, and timelines. As defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), potential applicants in the declared jurisdictions for this event may be eligible for grant consideration under the PA program. This may include local and regional governments, state agencies, certain private non-profits and tribes/tribal governments that have performed eligible emergency work or have sustained uninsured permanent damages as a direct result of this disaster, of which all damages and emergency work must be located within the declared jurisdictions referenced below.



Declaration (EO 83)

Assistance Programs Fact Sheet

Debris Best Practices under PA

Checklist for Damage Assessments

CAT A Debris Removal Fact Sheet

Local Officials Guide

Public Assistance Contracting Requirements Checklist

Top 10 Procurement Under Grants Mistakes

January Winter Weather Event IDA Communication Guidance as of January 10 2022

How to Submit IDAs - January Winter Weather Step by Step Instruction

SBA Disaster Loans News Release

SBA Private Non Profit Disaster Assistance

Applicant Briefing - Final

Events and Webinars

Previous and upcoming meeting resources can be accessed using the links below.