Mar 05

Selma Estates Project Update: March 5, 2021

Posted on March 5, 2021 at 4:09 PM by MaryFrances Forcier

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Feb 24

Selma Estates Project Update: February 24, 2021

Posted on February 24, 2021 at 4:05 PM by MaryFrances Forcier

Project Status: February 24, 2021

  • As part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) process for Selma Estates, the county submitted data provided by the county’s consultant, Wood PLC (Wood). FEMA issued a LOMA on February 2, 2021. The county is currently reviewing the LOMA and has found that FEMA’s analysis does not appear to have incorporated the Wood data. This produced unexpected results. The county has once again contracted with Wood to work with FEMA to ensure that the best available data is used in FEMA’s LOMA determination. The county considers this issue to be unresolved, ongoing and evolving. Homeowners will be notified when there are updates.
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If you have questions about the flood mitigation project, email Ryan Reed at the Department of Building and Development or call 703-737-8426.
Feb 17

Selma Estates Project Update: February 17, 2021

Posted on February 17, 2021 at 11:07 AM by Nancy McCormick

Project Status: February 17, 2021

  • The Virginia Department of Emergency Management has reviewed the county’s application for a federal grant to mitigate flooding issues Selma Estates, and has submitted the application to the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • The county had expected the grant to be submitted to FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program. However, VDEM has determined that BRIC program is a better fit for the Selma Estates project, which may increase the likelihood of the program receiving federal funding.

  • All elements of the application that were submitted for Loudoun County’s FMA application remain the same for the transfer to the BRIC application. The County’s project scope, budget submitted, and match have all transferred over to the BRIC program application with no changes. The project’s timeline remains unchanged;  award decisions are expected to be announced in January 2022 (FY 2022).

  • Launched in early August 2020, the new BRIC grant program supports states, local communities, tribes and territories, as they undertake hazard mitigation projects reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. The program aims to shift the federal focus away from reactive disaster spending and toward research-supported, proactive investment in community resilience. FEMA seeks to fund projects through BRIC that demonstrate innovative approaches to partnerships, such as shared funding mechanisms, and/or project design. To learn more about the program, visit the FEMA website.
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If you have questions about the flood mitigation project, email Ryan Reed at the Department of Building and Development or call 703-737-8426.