Social Media Icons DEQ Facebook DEQ Twitter DEQ Instagram DEQ LinkedIn

Virginia CZM Program: 2015 Coastal Grant Project Description and Final Summary

Project Task:



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 quasi-full time (90%) 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 1.01. 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 4 (MRC’s permit review & compliance), Task 6 (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.  He will be specializing in shoreline management, water quality, climate change adaptation and coastal hazards 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 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 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, and the Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative.
  • Monitoring the activities of state and regional climate change adaptation efforts
  • Assisting in development of the Virginia Working Waterfronts Plan

Federal Funding:


Project Contact:

William Reay; 804.684.7119;

Project Status:

10/1/15 - 9/30/16; Project Completed

Final Product Received:

 See Task 1.01 for Final Product

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

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

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

Some resources on this website require Adobe Reader and Flash Player, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel. If you wish to receive this content in an accessible format pursuant to Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. ยง 794 (d)), please call 800-592-5482. In addition, this website includes hyperlinks to websites neither controlled nor sponsored by DEQ or the Commonwealth of Virginia. Links may open in a new window. If you wish to receive content from a website which is neither controlled nor sponsored by DEQ or the Commonwealth, please contact the host of that website directly.

Privacy Statement | Terms Of Use | WAI Compliance | Contact Us