May 11, 2021
Director of Policy and Planning
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
600 East Main Street, 24th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
RE: 2021 Grant Manual for the Community Flood Preparedness Fund
Dear Ms. McGee:
We appreciate the opportunity to review the 2021 Grant Manual for the Virginia Community Preparedness Fund. We recognize this is a difficult program to guide and implement, so we wanted to thank the Department of Conservation & Recreation, ultimately, the Governor’s office for creating forward thinking programs to help protect and improve Virginia’s land and waters.
As you narrow the guidelines to benefit the communities in need, we are encouraged to be part of process allowing feedback and transparency. The following are a list of comments, we believe, will positively affect the process for requesting and distributing funds, and allowing stakeholders to provide best use of funding for communities at risk:
We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Department of Conservation & Recreation and future stakeholders to ultimately benefit Virginia communities in need. We are available to discuss or talk though any of our comments to help make this grant process stronger and more transparent.