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Community Programs and Policies

Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool (RAFT)

The Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool (RAFT) is a collaborative, community-driven process and full-service tool developed to help Virginia’s coastal localities improve resilience to flooding and other coastal storm hazards while remaining economically and socially viable.

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US EPA

EPA EJSCREEN

The EPA’s environmental justice screening and mapping tool (EJSCREEN) provides a nationally consistent dataset and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators.

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COVID, Climate Change, and Resilient Recovery

The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of crises as the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding existing health, economic and environmental problems. Experts are weighing in on what the pandemic can teach us about climate change and how we can use this crisis to learn, adapt, and come out more resilient on the other side. Below are links to timely articles and information.

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Detail: Food Production Challenges and Solutions

Resilient Virginia News: January 2020

Resilient Virginia News – January 2020: 2010–2019: The Overheated Decade; Resilient Virginia’s 2020 Priorities; New Surveys Show Increased Understanding of Climate Crisis; Progress on Governor’s Executive Orders; State Legislature Takes on Clean Energy and Climate Resiliency; Food Production Challenges and Solutions; more.

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Urban-Rural Interdependence

Resilient Virginia News: August 2019

The Virginia Clean Energy Summit: 9/17; Resilient Virginia Conference: Sessions Reflect Rural/Urban Theme; Land and Natural Resource Use Loom Large for Climate Impact; Local Education on Electric Vehicles; events; more.

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Calendar

  • FY23 Areas of Persistent Poverty Program Discretionary Grant Webinar
    Date: February 7, 2023
    Location:

    FTA will competitively award grants for planning, engineering, or development of technical or financing plans for projects eligible under Chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code that will assist “Areas of Persistent Poverty” or “Historically…

  • TransitionTown Fairfax
    Date: February 8, 2023
    Location: Green Acres Community Center 4401 Sideburn Road. Fairfax, VA

    Monthly meeting. Contact: Judy Fraser

  • FY23 Areas of Persistent Poverty Program Discretionary Grant Webinar
    Date: February 9, 2023
    Location:

    FTA will competitively award grants for planning, engineering, or development of technical or financing plans for projects eligible under Chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code that will assist “Areas of Persistent Poverty” or “Historically…

  • White House Rural Stakeholder Call
    Date: February 9, 2023
    Location:

    Register here.

Latest News & Resources

Creating Resilience Hubs for Community Safety

On December 15th, local and regional speakers will provide information about resilience hub initiatives and their benefit for community safety when disasters occur. This final Fall Resiliency Academy session is especially relevant for our communities as we deal with increased disruption from more frequent severe weather, flooding, and power outages.

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