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Virginia to Receive $3.8 Million from FEMA to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks
Governor McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will receive $3,821,556 in federal funds for the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Grant Program (CCTA) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Virginia to Receive $834,991 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to Reduce Impacts of Storm Flooding
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will receive $834,991 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Coastal Resilience Grant appropriations to reduce the impacts of storm flooding through
Virginia Will Become the First State to Opt-In to FirstNet’s National Public Safety Broadband Network
Governor McAuliffe today signed a letter of intent declaring that the Commonwealth of Virginia will allow the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T to proceed with the deployment of the of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $83 Million for Criminal Justice Programs Throughout the Commonwealth
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $83.3 million in grants to provide support – in some cases the only support – for essential programs and services across the criminal justice system, related agencies, and organizations in every corner of the
Virginia Receives $31.4 Million in Federal Emergency Preparedness Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has allocated $31.4 million in federal emergency preparedness and security grants to the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe Urges Coastal Virginians to “Know Your Zone” For Safer Hurricane Evacuations
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced new, tiered evacuation zones for coastal Virginia designed to enhance current evacuation plans, boost public safety, and improve travel efficiency in the event of hurricanes or other disasters.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $365,000 Federal Grant for Virginia Public Safety Agencies
The funding will be used to purchase replacement Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), commonly referred to as “turnout gear,” for instructors, and a mobile hazardous materials training simulator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Governor McAuliffe Commutes Sentence of Ivan Teleguz to Life Imprisonment
Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in
Governor McAuliffe Announces First Conviction Under New Firearms Surrender Provision
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the first successful prosecution under a provision of law that was a component of last year’s bipartisan agreement to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers and people who can’t pass background
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency in Response to Pending Winter Storm
With forecasts calling for a major winter storm event to impact portions of Virginia tonight through Tuesday, Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency at 2 p.m. today. This action authorizes state agencies to assist local governments
Governor McAuliffe Welcomes National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Public Safety Conference
Piedmont Virginia Community College and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will host the 2017 National Public Safety UAS Conference at Roseland Farms in Crozet from February 27th through March 1st, 2017. The conference will bring
Letter: Governor McAuliffe Requests Briefing from DHS and ICE Regarding Immigration Enforcement Activity in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe sent the following letter today to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly requesting information regarding Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement activities in the Commonwealth of Virginia:
Governor McAuliffe Urges Virginians to Prepare for Major Winter Storm
Governor Terry McAuliffe today urged Virginians to prepare for a major winter storm, which could result in up to one foot of snow in southeast Virginia, with snowfall totals in other areas of the state ranging from one to ten inches. Wind gusts of
Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency in Response to Winter Storm
Governor Terry McAuliffe today declared a state of emergency and urged residents of the Commonwealth to prepare for impacts from a winter storm system, which potentially could result in significant snow accumulation, hazardous road conditions, and
Governor McAuliffe Proposes Significant Criminal Justice Reforms for the 2017 Session
Governor Terry McAuliffe today proposed a legislative package of commonsense reforms to Virginia’s criminal justice system for the 2017 General Assembly session. Governor McAuliffe made the announcement at CARITAS Works, a Richmond-based workforce
Governor Announces Agenda to Strengthen Virginia’s Mental Health System and Combat Opioid Epidemic
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that his amendments to the FY-2016-18 budget will include significant investment in mental health and substance abuse treatment. The Governor also announced that he will submit legislation in the upcoming
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia has the Lowest Recidivism Rate in the Country
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s re-incarceration rate is the lowest in the country, at 23.4 percent. The official recidivism rate is calculated by the percentage of offenders who return to state responsible incarceration
Governor McAuliffe Announces Award of Funding for Pilot Projects Supporting Mental Health Services in Jails
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the award of grants that will six fund pilot projects to provide services to inmates with mental illness in local or regional jails. The grants were approved by the Criminal Justice Services Board at its meeting on
Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Directive Creating Opioid Executive Leadership Team
Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Directive 9, which creates an Executive Leadership Team to oversee Virginia’s continuing work to combat the opioid epidemic.

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