Virginia CZM Program: 2013 Coastal Grant Project Description and Final Summary

Project Task:VA CZM logo

1.01

Grantee:

Virginia Institute of Marine Science -
Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia

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.  This position 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 Task 5 (MRC’s permit review & compliance), Task 7 (VIMS Tidal Wetlands Management Technical Support), half of the PDC Technical Assistance grants, and any assigned PDC competitive 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.  He will be specializing in shoreline management, water quality, climate change, coastal hazards and marine debris issues. He will also work with the Program Manager to support the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Fisheries and Land Use Goal Implementation Team. 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 reporting for the CZMA performance management system and Section 312 evaluation process;
• Assisting in developing and submitting Program Changes and Amendments;
• Assisting in outreach efforts including magazine articles, website fact sheets and outreach functions;
• Participating in assigned workgroups of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), including the Climate Change Action Team; and
• Participating in assigned workgroups of the Fisheries and Land Use Goal Implementation Team; and
• 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 Hull Springs Farm Natural Resource Advisory Committee, and the Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative. 

Federal Funding:

$106,015 

Project Contact:

William Reay, 804.684.7119; wreay@vims.edu 

Project Status:

10/1/2013 - 9/30/2014; Project Open 

Final Product Received:

 

Project Summary Provided by Grantee:

 

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: Laura.McKay@deq.virginia.gov

A more detailed Scope of Work for this project is available. Please direct your request for a copy to Virginia.Witmer@deq.virginia.gov

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


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