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VDEM receiving grant applications

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is starting to take applications for grants of two types.

The program titled Building Resilient Infrastructure replaces the Pre-Disaster Mitigation program of recent years.

“These new pre-disaster hazard mitigation grants present a great opportunity to equitably build resilience in Virginia’s most at-risk communities,” said Curtis Brown, VDEM State Coordinator. “VDEM encourages the emergency management community to coordinate with your internal stakeholders, and identify opportunities to design innovative projects that support communities disproportionately impacted by disasters.”

Also awaiting applications is the Flood Mitigation Assistance program.

These programs are nationally competitive, VDEM said.

More information on the programs can be found at Search under grants/mitigation/fy2020.

While the 2020 grant cycle is getting underway, VDEM expects announcements of awards this fall for applications submit...

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