VA - Virginia announced $40 million in flood preparedness grants

Over the next 90 days, communities across Virginia will be able to apply for $40 million in grants to address the effects of recurrent flooding, sea level rise and extreme weather. Applications are due by 4 p.m. April 8, according to a DCR press release.

RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) - The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced the opening of the third grant round Wednesday for the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund.

Over the next 90 days, communities across Virginia will be able to apply for $40 million in grants to address the effects of recurrent flooding, sea level rise and extreme weather. Applications are due by 4 p.m. April 8, according to a DCR press release.

The fund was established by the 2020 General Assembly session and is financed by the sale of carbon emission allowances under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI. Virginia joined RGGI in January 202

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