On March 2, 2016, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced recipients for Fiscal Year 2016 of grants from Virginia’s Stormwater Local Assistance Fund. Seventeen projects in 17 localities were authorized for a total of $8,486,209.
Localities authorized for FY 2016 grants are the following: City of Hampton, City of Hopewell, City of Virginia Beach, City of Newport News, City of Norfolk, City of Roanoke, Albemarle County, Fairfax County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Isle of Wight County, James City County, Prince George County, Prince William County, Town of Christiansburg (Montgomery County), Town of Kilmarnock (Lancaster County), and Town of Purcellville (Loudoun County).
According to the DEQ’s Web site for the fund, “[i]n order to reduce non-point source pollution from stormwater runoff, the Virginia General Assembly included Item 360 in Chapter 860 of the Acts of Assembly (the Commonwealth’s 2013—2014 Budget), which created and set forth specific parameters for the administration of the [fund].”
More information on the fund and the funded projects is available from the DEQ Web site, online at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/CleanWaterFinancingAssistance/StormwaterFundingPrograms.aspx.
Additional source: Virginia authorizes $8.5 million for local stormwater projects, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality News Release, 3/2/16.
Following are hyperlinked headlines for some news accounts of local projects funding by the program this year:
County Uses Grant Funding For Multiple Stream Restoration Projects, Prince William Living, 3/28/16.
Salters Creek to be restored with grant, [Newport News] Daily Press, 3/25/16.