For Immediate Release: October 10, 2014
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Department of Emergency Management: Dawn Eischen, dawn.eischen@vdem.virginia.gov, 804-897-9732 or 804-674-2400

Governor McAuliffe Announces Homeland Security Grant Awards

~Dozens of projects across Virginia will receive federal funding~

 

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that more than $4.8 million in federal funds will be awarded to multiple local government agencies to enhance emergency preparedness throughout Virginia. The funds, administered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, are from the fiscal year 2014 State Homeland Security Grant program. 

“These critical funds, provided by our partners at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will be used immediately to help emergency planners and first responder agencies throughout Virginia get tools, equipment and other resources they need to keep Virginia communities safe,” said Governor McAuliffe.  “With this grant, Virginia joins federal and local governments in working together proactively to ensure that our residents are better protected and able to recover more quickly from possible terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.” 

To allot the funds, the Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security invited project proposals from local government agenciesto be submitted in ten categories of special emphasis and priority for Virginia. A total of 187 project proposals valued at more than $23 million were received in these categories: 

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE)
  • Communications
  • Community Preparedness
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Training and exercises in Incident Command System (ICS), National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Information Sharing (Fusion Centers)
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mass Care
  • Planning
  • Public Messaging & Crisis Communication 

The submitted projects were evaluated and scored against five criteria by approximately 50 peer reviewers.  These individuals from across the state represented multiple professional groups, state agencies and local government officials with emergency expertise.  Peer reviewers evaluated projects that were outside of their own region.  Among the scoring criteria were the necessity of the project, how the project addresses risk, project management and the sustainment of the investment. 

A total of 79 projects valued at $4.8 million met the criteria and will receive funding as shown below:

 

Locality

Proposal Title

Allocation Amount

Albemarle County

Law Enforcement Equipment

$                  6,745.00

Albemarle County

Law Enforcement Personal Protective Equipment

$42,910.00

Alexandria City

Hazmat Team Equipment

$79,600.00

Arlington County

Whole Community Outreach and Citizen Corps Program

$36,100.00

Augusta County

HazMat Equipment and Training

$54,393.00

Buckingham County

HazMat Response Vehicle

$38,000.00

Buckingham County

Law Enforcement Equipment

$              151,171.00

Chesapeake City

HazMat Paramedic Training Program Sustainment

$                17,500.00

Chesapeake City

Hampton Roads Incident Management Team (HRIMT)

$                99,000.00

Chesapeake City

Mobile Emergency Water Supply System

$              100,000.00

Chesapeake City

Virginia Communications Cache Sustainment

$              139,900.00

Chesterfield County

Rail Hazard and Flammable Liquid Response Equipment

$              100,000.00

Chesterfield County

Virginia Search and Technical Rescue/USAR Communications and Interoperability Project

$                98,000.00

Chesterfield County

Virginia Search and Technical Rescue Program Support

$              147,000.00

Craig County

EOC Upgrade

$                40,000.00

Danville City

HazMat Equipment

$                30,187.00

Fairfax County

Structural Collapse Team Equipment

$                68,000.00

Fairfax County

Virginia Communications Cache

$              176,000.00

Fairfax County

Hazardous Materials Response Team Equipment

$              150,000.00

Floyd County

Citizen Alerting System

$                32,200.00

Galax City

CERT Equipment and Training

$                  6,500.00

Gloucester County

Community Preparedness- Evacuation Preparedness Targeting Multi-Cultural

 $                45,000.00

Gloucester County

Community Preparedness- Regional Shelter Planning, Training and Exercises

$              100,000.00

Greene County

CERT Equipment, Training, and Exercises

$                  9,000.00

Halifax County

CERT Equipment and Training

$                  6,682.00

Hampton City

Citizen Corps Program

 $                35,000.00

Hampton City

Disaster Outreach Targeting Tourist Population

$                27,000.00

Hampton City

Regional Shelter Planning, Training, Exercise and Equipment

$                53,952.00

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Strike Team Personal Protective Equipment Replacement

 $              133,219.92

Hanover County

Personnel Protective Gear Replacement/Upgrade

$                18,100.00

Hanover County

Thermal Imaging Device Replacement/Upgrade

$                30,000.00

Harrisonburg City

HazMat Team Equipment and Training

$                52,000.00

Henrico County

Hazmat Team Equipment

$                18,000.00

Henrico County

Community Outreach, Mass Care, and Preparedness Efforts

$                26,500.00

Henrico County

Regional Swiftwater and Flood Waters Training

$                30,000.00

Hopewell City

Hazmat Team Equipment

$                27,000.00

Hopewell City

Shelter Supplies and Equipment

$                97,000.00

James City County

Citizen Preparedness

 $                11,370.00

James City County

Emergency Planning

 $                59,900.00

Lancaster County

Citizen Corps Program

$                40,500.00

Lancaster County

 Law Enforcement- Data Sharing Project (LInX)

 $              102,640.00

Lynchburg City

CBRNE Equipment

$                52,542.00

Manassas City

Citizen Corps Program

$                17,500.00

Middle Peninsula Planning District

Program Management- Regional Emergency Planning

 $              110,000.00

Middlesex County, VA

CERT Equipment, Training, and Exercises

$                  7,230.00

New Kent County

Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)

$                12,500.00

New Kent County

Evacuation Incident Mini Emergency Response Vehicles (MERV)

 $                40,000.00

Newport News City

Law Enforcement- Mass Casualty Incident Training and Exercise

$                  7,555.00

Newport News City

Citizen Preparedness

 $                32,228.49

Newport News City

Mass Care Shelter Equipment and Training

$                42,789.50

Newport News City

Hazmat Team Equipment

$                60,600.00

Norfolk City

CERT Equipment, Training, and Exercises

$                40,420.00

Norfolk City

Hazmat Team Equipment, Training, and Exercises

$                35,000.00

Northampton County

Interoperable Communications Enhancement

$              105,000.00

Page County

CERT Equipment, Training, and Exercises

$                  5,750.00

Petersburg City

Citizen Corps Program

$                  7,420.00

Poquoson City

CERT Equipment, Training, and Exercises

$                30,000.00

Portsmouth City

Law Enforcement- Surveillance System Expansion

 $                18,850.00

Portsmouth City

Hazmat Team Equipment, Training, and Exercises

$                27,555.00

Richmond City

Citizen Corps Program

$                22,000.00

Richmond City

Citizen and Business Preparedness Training

$                60,000.00

Richmond Regional Planning District Commission

Regional Emergency Management Planning Support

$              102,800.00

Roanoke City

HTR/SWR Equipment

$                84,635.00

Roanoke City

Law Enforcement – Tactical Response Team Personal Protective Equipment

$                72,000.00

Rockingham County

Hazmat Team Equipment, Training, and Exercises

$                39,660.00

Salem City

Hazmat Team Equipment, Training, and Exercises

$                62,000.00

Tazewell County

CERT Equipment and Training

$                96,400.00

Virginia Beach City

Heavy Tactical Rescue Team Equipment and Training

 $                65,547.00

Virginia Beach City

Hazmat Team Equipment – Railway Incident Response

 $              100,000.00

Westmoreland County

Law Enforcement – License Plate Reader Integration

$                 35,050.00

Williamsburg City

CERT Equipment, Training and Exercises

$                 39,539.00

Winchester City

Hazmat Team Equipment, Training and Exercises

$                55,500.00

Wise County

Citizen Alerting System

$                14,957.00

York County

Citizen Preparedness

$                 39,620.00  

Fusion Center – VSP on behalf of Local Governments in Region II

Fusion Center Analysts

 $             137,415.00

Fusion Center – VSP on behalf of Local Governments in Region III

Fusion Center Analysts

 $             142,595.00

Fusion Center – VSP on behalf of Local Governments in Region VI

Fusion Center Analysts

$              150,000.00

Fusion Center – VSP on behalf of Local Governments in Region IV

Fusion Center Analysts

$              150,000.00 

Fusion Center – VSP on behalf of Local Governments in Region I

Fusion Center Analysts

$               150,000.00

 

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