Purpose of Notice: The Department of Conservation and Recreation is accepting public comment to establish guidelines for implementation of the Community Flood Preparedness Fund (the Fund) as required by the Clean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act (the Act), which Governor Northam signed on July 1, 2020.
After reviewing public comment and making any necessary and appropriate amendments to the draft, DCR will finalize the guidelines no later than March 1, 2021. The finalized guidelines will inform the development of annual requests for proposals (RFPs), a grant manual, and scoring criteria for grant and loan applications.
Public Comment Period: The public comment period for this forum will begin December 7, 2020 and close on January 31, 2021. In accordance with statutory requirements, a separate 30-day guidance document public forum is also available on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall until January 6, 2021.
Document for Public Comment: The document may be accessed at: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/document/Community-Flood-Preparedness-Fund-Draft-Guidelines.pdf.