Virginia receives $2.7 million in federal funds for emergency management

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.

virginia“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.”

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The grants have been awarded as follows:

Accomack County$7,500Fluvanna County$7,500Norton City$7,500
Albemarle County$25,452Franklin City$16,595Nottoway County$7,500
Alexandria City$60,904Franklin County$36,498Orange County$7,900
Alleghany County$7,500Frederick County$16,297Page County$7,500
Amelia County$7,500Fredericksburg City$10,680Patrick County$7,500
Amherst County$14,911Galax City$7,500Petersburg City$10,675
Appomattox County$7,500Giles County$7,500Pittsylvania County$22,803
Arlington County$72,527Gloucester County$13,644Poquoson City$7,500
Augusta County$14,882Goochland County$16,904Portsmouth City$57,992
Bath County$7,500Grayson County$7,500Powhatan County$7,500
Bedford City$7,638Greene County$7,500Prince Edward County$9,436
Bedford County$13,305Greensville County$7,500Prince George County$25,231
Bland County $7,500Halifax County$12,196Prince William County$59,819
Botetourt County$7,500Hampton City$70,740Pulaski County$16,904
Bristol City$15,500Hanover County$22,997Radford City $7,500
Brunswick County$7,500Harrisonburg City$7,500Rappahannock County$7,500
Buchanan County$7,500Henrico County$67,504Richmond City$85,630
Buckingham County$7,500Henry County$26,164Richmond County$7,500
Buena Vista City$7,500Highland County$7,500Roanoke City$53,387
Campbell County$13,805Hopewell City$42,959Roanoke County$21,282
Caroline County$12,120Isle of Wight County$7,500Rockbridge County$7,500
Carroll County$7,500James City County$39,978Rockingham County$19,022
Charles City County$14,034King and Queen County$12,820Russell County$7,500
Charlotte County$7,500King George County$7,500Salem City$13,483
Charlottesville City$7,500King William County$7,500Scott County$13,810
Chesapeake City$71,284Lancaster County$7,500Shenandoah County$23,509
Chesterfield County$76,409Lee County$7,500Smyth County$7,500
Chincoteague Town$7,500Lexington City$7,500South Boston town$7,500
Christiansburg town$7,500Loudoun County$73,546Southampton County$7,500
Clarke County$7,500Louisa County$17,607Spotsylvania County$40,579
Colonial Heights City$7,500Lunenburg County$7,500Stafford County$49,164
Covington City$9,346Lynchburg City$23,423Staunton City$7,500
Craig County$7,500Madison County$7,500Suffolk City$21,781
Culpeper County$10,751Manassas City$7,500Surry County$7,500
Cumberland County$7,500Manassas Park City$7,500Sussex County$7,500
Danville City$27,013Martinsville City$7,500Tazewell County$7,500
Dickenson County$7,500Mathews County$7,500Vinton Town$7,500
Dinwiddie County$7,500Mecklenburg County$7,500Virginia Beach City$102,914
Emporia City$10,285Middlesex County$7,500Warren County$7,500
Essex County$13,316Montgomery County$14,757Washington County$9,015
Fairfax City$7,500Nelson County$7,500Waynesboro City$7,500
Fairfax County$109,897New Kent County$27,932Westmoreland County$7,500
Falls Church City$7,500Newport News City$93,035Williamsburg City$7,500
Farmville Town$12,180Norfolk City$113,617Winchester City$8,905
Fauquier County$17,725Northampton County$7,500Wise County$7,500
Floyd County$7,500Northumberland County$7,500Wythe County$13,017
York County$50,335

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