Lindenwood-Barraud Park Living Shoreline Grant

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The City of Norfolk will receive a $1,252,500 million grant from the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) to construct the Lindenwood-Barraud Park Living Shoreline. Matching funds will be provided through the City’s stormwater capital budget. The National Fish and Wildlife … Continued

2018 RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenge Finalists

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RISE recently announced its seven finalists of the Coastal Community Resilience Challenge. The Challenge sought innovative solutions around major resilience issues that can be demonstrated in the Hampton Roads region of Southeastern Virginia, can be built into sustainable businesses, and … Continued

Newport News Green Foundation Receives Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant

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The Virginia Department of Forestry recently awarded their Virginia Trees for Clean Water grant to the Newport News Green Foundation. The Foundation plans to use the funds to continue their restoration efforts in the Hilton Ravine. The Virginia Trees for … Continued

Elizabeth River Trail Enhancements – Investments

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The Elizabeth River Trail Foundation recently announced significant investment partners for its $4 million capital campaign. Lead investors include the City of Norfolk ($500,000); Sentara Healthcare ($500,000), TowneBank ($250,000), and PRA Group ($250,000). Additional major donors include Children’s Health System, … Continued

Virginia Beach Heating System Equipment Assistance Program

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Eligible Virginia Beach homeowners may have a defective central heating or air conditioning/heat pump system repaired or replaced through the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation’s Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program. The program provides eligible low- and moderate-income homeowners with a one-time-only … Continued

NPS Designates Norfolk as Certified Local Government

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In 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) designated Norfolk, Virginia as a Certified Local Government. Certified Local Government (CLG) designation makes communities official partners in the portion of the federal historic preservation program which engages local, state, and federal partners … Continued

Virginia Coastal Resilience Grants

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In June 2014, officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced $102.7 million in competitive matching grants to support 54 projects along the Atlantic coast. The grants will fund science-based solutions to restore wetlands and other natural areas, … Continued