Virginia CZM Program: 2012 Coastal Grant Project Description and Final Summary

VA CZM logoProject Task:



Virginia Institute of Marine Science 

Project Title:

Coastal Management Support 

Project Description as Proposed:

This task supports one staff position that is contracted through VIMS. VA CZM requires this additional support to ensure that there is increased emphasis on policy coordination; that open grants are properly managed and implemented; that performance indicators are reported; and that outreach activities are adequately staffed. The Coastal Planner position supported by this task will contribute to development of all the outcomes in Task 1.  He will provide guidance on coastal management issues, assistance to grantees, agency monitoring, development and implementation of performance indicators, routine program changes and intergovernmental and interagency coordination.

This Coastal Planner (Shep Moon) will specifically focus on Tasks 5 (MRC’s permit review & compliance), 7 (VIMS Tidal Wetlands Management Technical Support), and half of the PDC Technical Assistance grants.  He will develop, monitor and assist PIs with Section 309 projects related to management of shoreline features including beaches, dunes, and wetlands as well as the cumulative and secondary impacts of urban and suburban development in the Hampton Roads area and development of a marine debris plan for Virginia’s coastal zone.  He will be specializing in climate change, coastal hazards and marine debris issues. Specifically, duties will include:

  • Facilitating implementation of assigned Section 309 Strategies
  • Partnering with assigned PDCs to implement their technical assistance projects
  • Development, monitoring, reporting and review of products for assigned grants
  • Evaluation and processing of grant reprogramming and extension requests
  • Assisting in the CZMA Performance Management System reporting and development of program goals, objectives, measures, and targets for the purposes of meeting the new 312 Goals-Measures Development Guidance
  • Assisting in developing and submitting Program Changes and Amendments
  • Assisting in outreach efforts including magazine articles, website fact sheets and outreach functions
  • Assisting with the Section 312 Evaluation (if scheduled during the grant period) and work with NOAA’s Coastal Specialist at OCRM on the development of program goals, objectives, measures, and targets for the purposes of meeting the new 312 Goals-Measures Development Guidance.  
  • Participating in assigned workgroups of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO)

Representing the Virginia CZM Program on the Coastal Training Advisory Board of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Marina Technical Advisory Committee of the Virginia Clean Marina Program, the Virginia Hazard Mitigation Steering Committee of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia Water Advisory Committee of the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Hull Springs Farm Natural Resource Advisory Committee. 

Federal Funding:


Project Contact:

William Reay (and Laura McKay); 804.684.7119,

Project Status:

10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013; Project Completed

Final Product Received:

See Task 1 for Final Product. 

Project Summary Provided by Grantee:

See Task 1 for Final Project Summary. 

Disclaimer: This project summary provides the federal dollars initially awarded to the grantee. Due to underexpenditure or reprogramming of grant funds, this figure may change. For more information on the allocation of coastal grant funds, please contact Laura McKay, Virginia Coastal Program Manager, at 804.698.4323 or email:

A more detailed Scope of Work for this project is available. Please direct your request for a copy to

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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