An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia

VEOC Activation Status: ORANGE, Partial Support in Response to COVID-19

VEOC Activation Status: Orange

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Equity Workshops

Event Description

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is undertaking an outreach strategy to local governments that have been identified and prioritized as having the highest risk of vulnerable populations within a coastal or river flood zone. The first phase of outreach includes 40 localities that scored the highest in this regard, and this process will be expanded in the future to include additional localities. The goal is to provide local governments with the information and appropriate technical assistance and tools to apply for and administer FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants to protect the most vulnerable.

Intended Audience for Participation

  • Local/regional planning and zoning
  • Engineering
  • Police, Fire, and Emergency Management
  • Public Works/Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Floodplain Managers
  • Environmental/Historic Compliance
  • Building/Code Officials
  • Risk Managers
  • Storm water Specialists
  • Department of Social Services
  • Community Development/Economic Development
  • Volunteer and Faith Based Organizations.

HMA Grants Equity Pre-Workshop Survey

Sub-Regional Group VDEM Region Localities Pre-Workshop Survey Due Workshop Date 
A​ 5​ Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson​ July 20​ July 29​ 
B​ 5​ Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach​ August 3​ August 12 
C​ 5​ Accomack, Northampton​ August 17​ August 26 
D​ 4​ Bland, Grayson, Smyth, Wythe​ July 9​ July 20 
E​ 4​ Lee, Scott, Wise​ July 30​ August 10 
F​ 4​ Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Tazewell​ July 23​ August 3 
G​ 6​ Alleghany, Covington, Roanoke City​ June 21​ June 30​ 
H​ 1 & 5​ Emporia, Franklin City, Southampton, Suffolk, Sussex​ June 25​ July 7 
I​ 1 & 5​ Essex, Mathews, Westmoreland​ June 17​ June 28 
J​ 3 & 6​ Danville, Halifax, Henry​ July 2 ​ July 14 
K​ 3 & 6​ Buena Vista, Rockingham​ July 1​ July 13 
L​ 1​ Dinwiddie, Petersburg, Richmond City​ August 9​ August 18 
M​ 4​ Giles, Pulaski​ July 13​ July 22​ 


Pre-Workshop Survey

Please follow the link below to complete the Pre-Workshop Survey by the above-listed due date for your locality’s respective workshop.

Subregional Group Map – June, July, August