Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program Office
Management of Virginia's Coastal Zone Management Program
Project Description as Proposed:
The CZM Program Manager will spend significant time guiding activities under Task 2 -identifying and negotiating Quick Response Grants, Task 10 - land acquisition, Task 11.01 Land/Esturauine Priority Conservation Area Analyses (linking green and blue infrastructure, the third and final year of the Sustainable Communities focal area (Tasks 11-12.08), Task 93.01 MARCO GIS Portal, development of the next 3 year focal area for FY 11-13, completion of the Section 309 Coastal Needs Assement and Strategy and completion of the FY 06-10 309 Strategy grants, especially Task 96 Seaside SAMP. The Manager will coordinate with neighboring state CZM Programs on implemetation of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) Action Plan. The Virginia CZM Program Manager will supervise Virginia CZM Program staff within Tasks 1, 1.01, 1.02 and 1.03. The CZM Manager will assist NOAA with the expected Section 312 evaluation which has not yet been scheduled. The last 312 evaluation was in May 2006 and so Virginia is overdue for an evaluation. Finally the CZM Manager will oversee efforts to conduct a Coastal Partners Workshop in late fall or early winter of 2010.
The Coastal Planner funded under Task 1 will spend significant time working on the Sustainable Communities focal area, Section 309 Enhancement Projects, especially the Dragon Run SAMP, implementing and updating the CELCP plan, assisting with land acquisition projects, the Coastal Partners Workshop and the 312 evalutaion. The Coastal Planners, funded through both Task 1 and Task 1.01, will work closely with the coastal planning district commissions to implement their technical assistance programs.
The Grants Coordinator/Outreach Specialist will provide day to day maintenance and operation of the grants database and front-line interaction with grantees and their questions. Duties include data entry and manipulation to produce reports, reminders, applications, contracts, etc. This position also prepares meeting summaries – especially meetings of the Coastal Policy Team. The Grants Coordinator will organize submission of the performance measures to NOAA and ensure that all reporting guidelines are followed for Section A, B and C reports. This position will also work with the Outreach Coordinator (Task 1.03) to develop and disseminate outreach materials, represent the Virginia CZM Program at outreach functions and assist with preparations for the Coastal Partners Workshop. Finally, this position will work with the Coastal Planners to prepare and submit Program Change packages as needed.
Grant activities undertaken by all staff include: development, monitoring and reporting of all grants (Sections 306/306A, 309 and CELCP) for all open and closing out grant years (FY '08, ’09, ‘10 and for CELCP FY’11); development and submittal of reprogramming and extension requests; and development of the FY '11 CZM award and the FY’12 CELCP competitive grant application. Federal Funding:
Laura McKay, 804.698-4323; Laura.McKay@deq.virginia.gov
10/1/10 - 9/30/11
Final Product Received:
Project Summary Provided by Grantee:
Disclaimer: This project summary provides the federal dollars initially awarded to the grantee. Due to underexpenditure or reprogramming of grant funds, this figure may change. For more information on the allocation of coastal grant funds, please contact Laura McKay, Virginia Coastal Program Manager, at 804.698.4323 or email: Laura.McKay@deq.virginia.gov
A more detailed Scope of Work for this project is available. Please direct your request for a copy to Virginia.Witmer@deq.virginia.gov