VRSA Risk Management Grants 2020

The Virginia Risk Sharing Association (VRSA) remains committed to partnering with our members through education, training and consulting as they continue to serve their communities during these difficult times.

For the 2020-2021 fund-year, the VRSA Members’ Supervisory Board has voted to increase funding available in the program as well as make COVID-19 related personal protective equipment eligible for funding.

Funds have also been earmarked for educational scholarships to cover professional management, leadership and governance training.

Over the last 10 years, the VRSA Risk Management Grant program has provided $3 million in funding to strengthen risk management programs and help members promote their strategic goals.

The Town of Boykins received funding through the VRSA Risk Management Grant program in 2019 to purchase perimeter security cameras for the town’s offices.

VRSA Public Safety Specialist Gary Dillon recently interviewed Boykins Police Chief Brozzo to discuss how the cameras assisted the town.

Learn more in the video below.

Another member, NOVA Parks takes requests from their 33 parks for items that could be funded through the entity’s annual VRSA Risk Management Grant.

“We ask them how they would use the grant, evaluate them, and then look at the highest priority and award the grant to that individual park where they can make a difference,” said NOVA Parks Risk Manager Derric Bolton.

VRSA Director of Member Services Marcus Hensel spoke with Bolton last summer regarding their grant process, which you can view in the video below.

Questions regarding the VRSA Risk Management Grant program should be directed to VRSA Director of Education and Training Thomas Bullock at: tbullock@vrsa.us