COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 254

December 15, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

FY 2007 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program Grant Announcement

 

The Department of Education has received information announcing that up to $100 million is available to fund structural and planning hazard mitigation projects through the Federal Emergency Management Agencys (FEMAs) Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)Program.

 

This program funds cost-beneficial structural projects as well as development of hazard mitigation plans. Eligible sub-applicants include local governments, state agencies, and Virginia public colleges and universities. Local school divisions may coordinate with local government for this grant.

 

FEMA has not yet released the guidance documentation for this years grant cycle for PDM, but the application period opened on November 1, 2006. The FY 2007 PDM project applications must be fully completed and submitted to VDEM by 5 p.m. on January 5, 2007.

 

Information on the grant including application forms, guidance documents, funding caps, and eligibility criteria may be accessed at http://www.vaemergency.com. If you need additional information about this project, please contact Michelle Pope at (804) 897-6500, extension 6528, or Deborah Mills at extension 6563, at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

 

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