Grants to Virginia neighborhoods and homeowners associations in eligible locations to maintain and repair local water drainage systems and privately-owned stormwater management facilities. The purpose of this program is to support the general welfare and safety of residents in James City County.
Neighborhood Drainage Systems:
Neighborhood drainage systems include structures such as inlets, pipes, vegetated or paved swales, and outfall structures, located outside of the VDOT roadway, which move runoff originating on or off-site safely through residential areas in order to protect citizens and property. Roof and footing drains and privately installed on-lot drainage structures are not considered part of a neighborhood drainage system.
Stormwater Management Facilities (BMP):
Stormwater management facilities, also known as best management practices or BMPs, include structures that reduce the quantity of storm runoff and improve the water quality of the runoff. BMP components include, but are not limited to, inlets, pipes, vegetated or paved swales, ponds, bioretention features, embankments, outfalls, and energy dissipation structures.
- Inspection Grants: Inventorying and mapping the existing drainage structures and inspecting the system for operating condition. Results are for planning future maintenance or for inclusion in a homeowners association (HOA) reserve study. Inspection may include a photo record or pipe video and documentation in GIS.
- Examples: A map of drainage structures with a condition assessment for each structure/ component
- Repair & Maintenance Grants: Repairs to maintain a drainage system.
- Examples: Replacement of broken concrete, crushed pipes, clearing of trees, resealing inlets or manholes, etc.
- BMP Repair & Maintenance Grants: Repairs to maintain a BMP. Only non-routine maintenance or repairs will be considered.
- Examples: Replacing the trash rack, sealing the riser, lining the barrel, repairing emergency and/or principal spillway, planting a buffer, etc.
Costs associated with the design, permitting, construction and inspection of the proposed project can be funded as part of the project costs.