City of Alexandria to Accept Applications for Flood Mitigation Pilot Grant Program

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City of Alexandria to Accept Applications for Flood Mitigation Pilot Grant Program

­­For Immediate Release: August 13, 2021

The City of Alexandria will now begin accepting applications for its new Flood Mitigation Pilot Grant Program on Monday, August 30. The program offers matching reimbursement grants to property owners who have installed flood mitigation measures on properties impacted by recent flash flooding events dating back to July 2019. Property owners may receive up to 50% reimbursement for completed project costs, up to a maximum of $5,000, for implementing eligible flood-proofing measures on their property. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. View a recorded virtual information session to learn more about the program. 

Since July 1, updates to the Code of Virginia allow municipalities to provide grant funding for flood mitigation efforts. This legislative change enabled the City to develop the Flood Mitigation Pilot Grant Program as part of the Flood Action Alexandria commitment to partner with residents and businesses to mitigate flooding impacts in Alexandria. Information gained after the first year of the pilot will help to shape the program. Eligibility criteria may be updated as needed.

Visit the Flood Mitigation Pilot Grant Program page for more information, or subscribe to the Flood Action Alexandria eNewsletter via Alexandria eNews for flood mitigation updates and opportunities.

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact geralyn.taylor@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4084, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/123739

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