VRSA Risk Management Grants open August 1

As a truly member-owned and governed local public entity group self-insurance pool, the VRSA Members’ Supervisory Board allocates funds each year to assist members in preventing and reducing losses. This is one way VRSA fulfills its mission as an instrumentality of government to provide risk management services for public entities.

“The Risk Management Grant program is designed to fund purchases and training that may not otherwise be in the budget for some of our members,” said VRSA Members’ Supervisory Board Chair and Manager of the Town of Ashland Josh Farrar. “It aligns with our mission to protect our members and their employees so they can serve their communities.”

Over the last eleven years, the board has approved more than $3.5 million in grants to support member risk management efforts. Last year, more than 150 members received funds, including 12 designated for professional education and training.

Several grant recipients have been highlighted last year on the VRSA blog, including the Louisa County Water Authority, the Town of Purcellville, and the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority.

Risk Management Grant applications for the 2023 – 2024 fund year open Tuesday, Aug. 1. Grants are funded on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions regarding the grant program should be directed to Director of Education and Training Thomas Bullock at: tbullock@vrsa.us.

A list of frequently asked questions and answers is available below!

2023-2024 FAQ’s