(WSET) — The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced $51,757,388 in supplemental awards from the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund (CFPF).
These funds will be used to support flood prevention and protection projects, including mitigation, capacity building, planning and studies throughout the state.
"These grants will support important flood protection and resilience efforts for inland and coastal communities across the Commonwealth," said Acting Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources Travis Voyles. "Governor Youngkin continues to make resiliency and flood mitigation a priority for this administration, as is evidenced by the additional $200 million proposed for the Resilient Virginia Revolving Fund in his recent budget amendments."
DCR Director Matthew Wells added that providing applicants with the opportunity to refine their applications and releasing additional funds will allow Virginia to support critical projects.
The agency anticipates releasing a draft manual for CFPF Round 4 and the newly created Resilient Virginia Revolving Fund in the first quarter of 2023, which will be on the Virginia Townhall website for a public comment period.
DCR administers the CFPF and grant program in cooperation with the Virginia Resources Authority. You can find more information here.
The list of awarded projects is available here.