Living Shoreline Funding Applications Available

The Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) has just announced that the Living Shoreline funding assistance applications are now being accepted.

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently announced the FY 2017 annual solicitation of applications for financial assistance through the Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (VCWRLF).

This year for the first time governments can apply for financial assistance in order to directly establish living shorelines themselves or to establish a local government funding program for individual citizens to establish living shorelines on their properties to protect or improve water quality.

Completed applications (4 copies) must be hand delivered or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2016.

DEQ will then evaluate the applications received and present a proposed funding list to the State Water Control Board in September/October 2016.