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File #: 22-0368    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/6/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/26/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Resolution to Support a Grant Application to the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund Program. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 22-0368_Att 1 - CFPF Resolution November 5 Solicitation, 2. 22-0368_Final Resolution
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM

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DATE: OCTOBER 19, 2021
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TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL
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FROM:? MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/
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Consideration of a Resolution to Support a Grant Application to the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund Program. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Should the City submit a grant application to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for a matching grant of up to $516,500 to support design and construction of a capital improvement project to reduce flooding?
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RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:
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(1)??Adopt the attached resolution to support the FY 2021 Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund (CFPF) grant application totaling $516,500; and
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(2) Authorize the City Manager to enter into any agreements that may be required to receive these funds should the requested allocation be approved.
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BACKGROUND: The Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund (CFPF), managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) was established to provide support for regions and localities across Virginia to reduce the impacts of flooding, including flooding driven by climate change. The Fund will prioritize projects that are in concert with local, state, and federal floodplain management standards, local resilience plans, and the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan. The Fund will empower communities to complete vulnerability assessments and develop and implement action-oriented approaches to bolster flood preparedness and resilience.

Solicitations for funding will be extended multiple times each fiscal year, with money coming from the auction of carbon allowances through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The City was successful in the first round and received an award for the September 3...

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