2022-2024 Virginia Indian Tribes Pilot Project

The Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe and the Mattaponi Indian Tribe and reservation engaged in an abbreviated RAFT process from November 2022 - March 2023 funded by the Natural Hazard Center's Public Health Disaster Research Award Program that explored "public health preparedness, response, and resilience to disasters in the inhabited U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, tribal areas, and rural communities across the United States". This pilot project to determine the applicability of and adapt RAFT to Tribal needs included one state Tribe (the Mattaponi Indian Tribe and Reservation) and one federally recognized Tribe (the Upper Mattaponi Indian tribe) within King William County, which underwent a RAFT process from 2021 to 2023.

The full report is available from the Natural Hazards Center's Public Health Reports website.  

The Public Health Disaster Research Award Program is based on work supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through supplemental funding to the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1635593). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the CDC, NSF, or Natural Hazards Center.

2022-2023 Virginia Tribes Pilot Project

This website, Task # 92.03 was funded by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program at the Department of Environmental Quality through Grant # NA17NOS4190152 
of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. The views expressed
herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, or any of its subagencies.

This project is currently a partnership between the Institute for Engagement & Negotiation at the University of Virginia, the Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience at Old Dominion University, and the Center for Coastal Studies at Virginia Tech. The former Virginia Coastal Policy Center at the William & Mary Law School participated in this partnership from 2015 until June 2023.


ODU Logo