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HRPDC Approves Work Program for FY 2022

HRPDC Approves Work Program for FY 2022

Image of a brick wall painted to look like the Hampton Roads FlagAnnually, the HRPDC staff prepares the Work Program for the upcoming fiscal year. This document outlines the work activities that the HRPDC staff will undertake in support of the Commission and the member localities. The HRPDC Work Program (WP) for Fiscal Year 2022 describes planning work to be performed by the HRPDC staff for the period between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. This document replaces the FY 2021 Work Program approved by the Commission at the October 15, 2020 meeting.

This work program includes projects to be undertaken for the region as a whole as well as for sub-regional groupings of localities and agencies. Also included are local projects to be carried out in cooperation with or on behalf of individual member localities. The WP functions as a comprehensive guide to the activities of the HRPDC staff and supporting committees and represents the agreement between the HRPDC staff and the Commission on the functions and services to be accomplished on behalf of the Commission and its member localities. The WP is required by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), in part, as the basis for the state’s annual appropriation to support Planning District Commissions.

The primary sources of funding to support the HRPDC are member local governments and state and federal grants. Specific funding sources include:

  • Member Local Governments (per capita contribution, special contributions for specific programs, and contracts)
  • Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) (annual appropriation and project grants)
  • Virginia Office of Commonwealth Preparedness (OCP)
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)
  • United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • United States Department of Defense/ Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation

The planning activities in the WP address a wide range of programs, including Community Affairs and Civil Rights, Economics, Emergency Management, Environmental Education, Housing and Human Services, Regional Planning, and Water Resources. Each of these programs concurrently considers many related issues, such as land use, socioeconomic characteristics, transportation, climate change, environmental justice, public involvement, and outreach. To ensure the most effective service to the Hampton Roads community, many of the HRPDC functions, as well as those of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), require integration and coordination of key issues such as recurrent flooding, hurricane evacuation, economic development, and provision of utility and transportation infrastructure.

The draft WP was made available for public review and comment from April 28, 2021 through May 12, 2021.  No comments were received on the draft document. The final version of the HRPDC FY 2022 WP was approved by the Commission members on May 20, 2021.

The HRPDC Work Program may be accessed on the HRPDC website at: