For Immediate Release: September 29, 2017
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, (804) 225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov | Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Jeff Caldwell, (804) 897-9730, Jeff.Caldwell@vdem.virginia.gov

Virginia Receives $2.7 Million in Federal Funds for Emergency Management

~139 localities will receive funding~

 

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $2.7 million in new federal Local Emergency Management Performance Grants (LEMPG) to help localities plan and respond to emergencies in their areas. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will administer funds, which are from the fiscal year 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant program. Virginia receives these funds each year from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“These important grants enable emergency planning and first responder agencies to acquire the necessary tools, equipment, and other resources they need to prepare for natural and man-made threats,” said Governor McAuliffe. “From severe weather to terrorism, responders must be ready for every kind of scenario that could threaten the safety of their fellow Virginians. Grants like the LEMPG allow the Commonwealth to continue to collaborate with local and federal emergency management agencies and organizations providing them with the skills and equipment they need to ensure safety for our communities.”

“Virginia has no shortage of needs for additional projects to advance our preparedness and resilience concerning the myriad of threats facing the Commonwealth,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran. “Working together at the local, state and federal level to identify all possible resources to advance these projects has been a hallmark of the McAuliffe administration, and we are glad to be able to provide this funding to meet locality needs.”

“This federal emergency management grant program is an additional tool to help localities better prepare our citizens and make Virginia communities more resilient,” said Dr. Jeffrey Stern, Virginia’s state coordinator of emergency management. “We will continue to explore innovative ways to invest in the Commonwealth’s ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency or disaster.”  

For additional resources and information about available grant funding programs, visit www.vaemergency.gov

The grants have been awarded as follows: 

Locality

Award

Locality

Award

Locality

Award

Accomack County

$7,500

Fluvanna County

$7,500

Norton City

$7,500

Albemarle County

$25,452

Franklin City

$16,595

Nottoway County

$7,500

Alexandria City

$60,904

Franklin County

$36,498

Orange County

$7,900

Alleghany County

$7,500 

Frederick County

$16,297

Page County

$7,500

Amelia County

$7,500

Fredericksburg City

$10,680

Patrick County

$7,500

Amherst County

$14,911

Galax City

$7,500

Petersburg City

$10,675

Appomattox County

$7,500

Giles County

$7,500

Pittsylvania County

$22,803

Arlington County

$72,527

Gloucester County

$13,644

Poquoson City

$7,500

Augusta County

$14,882

Goochland County

$16,904

Portsmouth City

$57,992

Bath County

$7,500

Grayson County

$7,500

Powhatan County

$7,500

Bedford City

$7,638

Greene County

$7,500

Prince Edward County

$9,436

Bedford County

$13,305

Greensville County

$7,500

Prince George County

$25,231

Bland County

 $7,500

Halifax County

$12,196

Prince William County

$59,819

Botetourt County

$7,500

Hampton City

$70,740

Pulaski County

$16,904

Bristol City

$15,500

Hanover County

$22,997

Radford City

 $7,500

Brunswick County

$7,500

Harrisonburg City

$7,500

Rappahannock County

$7,500

Buchanan County

$7,500

Henrico County

$67,504

Richmond City

$85,630

Buckingham County

$7,500

Henry County

$26,164

Richmond County

$7,500

Buena Vista City

$7,500

Highland County

$7,500

Roanoke City

$53,387

Campbell County

$13,805

Hopewell City

$42,959

Roanoke County

$21,282

Caroline County

$12,120

Isle of Wight County

$7,500

Rockbridge County

$7,500

Carroll County

$7,500

James City County

$39,978

Rockingham County

$19,022

Charles City County

$14,034

King and Queen County

$12,820

Russell County

$7,500

Charlotte County

$7,500

King George County

$7,500

Salem City

$13,483

Charlottesville City

$7,500

King William County

$7,500

Scott County

$13,810

Chesapeake City

$71,284

Lancaster County

$7,500

Shenandoah County

$23,509

Chesterfield County

$76,409

Lee County

$7,500

Smyth County

$7,500

Chincoteague Town

$7,500

Lexington City

$7,500

South Boston town

$7,500 

Christiansburg town

$7,500

Loudoun County

$73,546

Southampton County

$7,500

Clarke County

$7,500

Louisa County

$17,607

Spotsylvania County

$40,579

Colonial Heights City

$7,500

Lunenburg County

$7,500

Stafford County

$49,164

Covington City

$9,346

Lynchburg City

$23,423

Staunton City

$7,500

Craig County

$7,500

Madison County

$7,500

Suffolk City

$21,781

Culpeper County

$10,751

Manassas City

$7,500

Surry County

$7,500

Cumberland County

$7,500

Manassas Park City

$7,500

Sussex County

$7,500

Danville City

$27,013

Martinsville City

$7,500

Tazewell County

$7,500

Dickenson County

$7,500

Mathews County

$7,500

Vinton Town

$7,500

Dinwiddie County

$7,500

Mecklenburg County

$7,500

Virginia Beach City

$102,914

Emporia City

$10,285

Middlesex County

$7,500

Warren County

$7,500 

Essex County

$13,316

Montgomery County

$14,757

Washington County

$9,015

Fairfax City

$7,500

Nelson County

$7,500

Waynesboro City

$7,500

Fairfax County

$109,897

New Kent County

$27,932

Westmoreland County

$7,500 

Falls Church City

$7,500

Newport News City

$93,035

Williamsburg City

$7,500 

Farmville Town

$12,180

Norfolk City

$113,617

Winchester City

$8,905

Fauquier County

$17,725

Northampton County

$7,500

Wise County

$7,500

Floyd County

$7,500

Northumberland County

$7,500 

Wythe County

$13,017

 

 

 

 

York County

$50,335

 

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