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Virginia CZM Program: 2017 Coastal Grant Project Description and Final Summary

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Project Title:

Coastal Management Support

Project Description:

This task supports one quasi-full time (90%) staff position that is contracted through the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). The Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program (VA CZMP) 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, program changes and intergovernmental and interagency coordination.

This Coastal Planner (Shep Moon) will specifically focus on Task 4 (Virginia’s Marine Resource Commission’s [VA MRC] permit review & compliance), Task 6 (Virginia Institute of Marine Science [VIMS] Tidal Wetlands Management Technical Support), Technical Assistance grants for the Northern Neck, Richmond Regional and Crater Planning District Commissions (PDCs), and any assigned PDC competitive grants.  He will help develop, monitor and review Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) Section 309 Coastal Hazards projects.  He will be specializing in shoreline management, water quality, climate change adaptation and coastal hazards issues. Specifically, duties will include:
• Facilitating implementation of the CZMA Section 309 Coastal Hazards Strategy, including annual grants and projects of special merit;
• Partnering with assigned PDCs to implement their technical assistance projects;
• Developing, monitoring, and reviewing products for assigned grants;
• Evaluating and processing grant reprogramming and extension requests;
• Assisting in reporting for the CZMA performance management system;
• Assisting in developing and submitting new narrative enforceable policies and managing grants to the William & Mary (W&M) Coastal Policy Center to assist in this effort;
• Assisting in outreach efforts including magazine articles and outreach functions;
• Participating in Coastal Policy Team meetings
• Participating as assigned in workgroups of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean; and
• Representing the VA CZMP 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 Management Team of the Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative.

Federal Funding:


Project Contact:

William Reay, 804.684.7119;

Project Status:

10/1/17 - 9/30/18; Project Open

Final Product:


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

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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