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

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Grantee:

Northern Neck Planning District Commission

Project Title:

Northern Neck Planning District Commission Technical Assistance

Project Description:

The Northern Neck Planning District Commission (NNPDC) FY17 environmental work program will consist of eight work tasks:

1. Provide coastal management support to local governments, planning commissions, local planning staff, as well as the Northern Neck Land Conservancy (NNLC) and the Northern Neck Master Gardeners Shoreline Evaluation Program. NNPDC staff will provide technical assistance when needed to local governments, and GIS analysis of land development proposals, land conversion and land use plans as well as maps of wetlands, aerial photographs, elevation and/or topographic features.
2. Support local planning, staff education, training and coordination through quarterly Coastal Managers Meetings and four local government Training Sessions. Meetings and Training Sessions will invite staff from local governments and planning organizations to include Land Use and Zoning Administrators, Planners and other stakeholders. Training sessions will be targeted to assist localities in better managing coastal resources and improving water quality, and may be conducted by Federal, State or Not for Profit entities.
3. Coordinate with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in regional water supply planning for the purposes of updating the Regional Water Supply Plan.
4. Continue to manage the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program for home elevations through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency. The NNPDC assists homeowners to mitigate future storm damage to homes in low-lying or flood-prone areas. This program enhances resiliency for small coastal communities in the Northern Neck.  NNPDC staff will coordinate regional hazard mitigation planning for the purposes of updating the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
5. Coordinate with local and regional stakeholders to implement a program in support of living shorelines as a technique for coastal resilience and a means for maintaining water quality. The program will educate local government staff, landowners and local contractors in the use and benefits of living shorelines.  The program will include the installation of five living shoreline demonstration sites throughout the region to promote the practice.
6. Coordinate with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in regional TMDL review.
7. Participate on the Management Team of the Virginia Oyster Trail to develop vibrant and resilient coastal economies.  NNPDC is serving as fiscal agent for an Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Grant for implementation of the Virginia Oyster Trail.  NNPDC staff assists the trail by enrolling businesses, and delivering technical assistance to local businesses to increase connectivity and sustainability among the coastal regions of Virginia.
8. Create a report that highlight the benefits that were accrued during the grant period based on previous VACZM Grants.

Federal Funding:

$30,000

Project Contact:

John Bateman, 804.313.8478; jbateman@nnpdc17.state.va.us

Project Status:

10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018; 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 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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