2021 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1800 (Chapter 552)

Department of Emergency Management

Item 412

Item 412

First Year - FY2021Second Year - FY2022
Virginia Emergency Operations Center (77800)$2,508,629$2,508,629
Emergency Communications and Warning Point (77801)FY2021 $2,508,629FY2022 $2,508,629
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2021 $907,882FY2022 $907,882
SpecialFY2021 $775,778FY2022 $775,778
Federal TrustFY2021 $824,969FY2022 $824,969

Authority: Title 44 and § 52-47, Code of Virginia.

A. Included within this appropriation is $424,874 the first year and $424,874 the second year from the general fund to support the Integrated Flood Observing and Warning System (IFLOWS) program.

B.1. Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 the second year is provided for evaluating, upgrading, and maintaining the Integrated Flood Observation and Warning System (IFLOWS).

2. The State Coordinator of the Department of Emergency Management shall develop a plan that prioritizes a list of repairs, replacements, upgrades, and maintenance needs of IFLOWS systems. The Department shall report detailed costs and expenditures for projects that were prioritized; a phased plan to fund the cost of upgrading, enhancing, and maintaining the remaining systems, if feasible, giving priority to systems that require immediate replacement, repairs, and upgrades; and recommendations for offsetting the costs with federal grants and cost-sharing opportunities with localities that rely on IFLOWS. The report shall be submitted to the Secretary of Finance, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget, and the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than November 1, 2021.