Flood Protection Program

In the FY 2022-23 approved budget, there will be no change in the real estate tax rate. The City will absorb the full cost of the $567.5 million Flood Protection Program with no change in the $0.99 tax rate. Of the total $0.99 tax rate, 4.1¢ will remain dedicated to the Flood Protection Program within a stand-alone fund acting as a "lock box," with the remaining 94.9¢ supporting other base operations and services.

Flood Protection Program Virtual Industry Day 

The City of Virginia Beach hosted a Flood Protection Program Virtual Industry Day for engineers and contractors on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Participants had the opportunity to: 
  • Learn about bid opportunities for more than 20 City stormwater and flood mitigation projects.
  • Gain insights into navigating the city’s procurement process. 
  • Participate in a live presentation plus break-out sessions.
  • Engage with staff from the Department of Public Works, Purchasing, and the city’s Small, Women, and Minority-owned (SWaM) Business Office. 
Access the Industry Day virtual meeting room to view Flood Protection Program project presentation materials.


Program Implementation Plan presentation to City Council, Feb. 22, 2022: 
The video presentation of the program Implementation Plan can be found on the right of this page. 

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 ODU Analysis Report

​Old Dominion University’s Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy and Institute for Coastal Adaptation & Research prepared a report for the City of Virginia Beach analyzing the economic costs and benefits of accelerating flood protection construction. 

A video of ODU's presentation of the report to City Council is in the video library found on the right of this page. 
Contact Information

FPP Implementation Plan Council Presentation Feb. 22, 2022

ODU Analysis Report