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Southwest Virginia Program

Grants and Loan Agreements to Virginia Nonprofits and
Agencies for Projects that Promote Economic Development

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC)

Deadline Date:

10/14/21 Midnight

Description:

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Grants and loan agreements to Virginia nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies for projects that promote economic development and growth in eligible regions. Projects must fall into one of the following categories: business development, sites and infrastructure, agribusiness, broadband, and tourism. Eligible projects must benefit the Southwest Virginia area of Virginia's Tobacco Region.

A. Business Development: The Commission will consider awarding grants and loans to facilitate the development of new industry and employment clusters, to support traditional economies, and to grow entrepreneurial systems that result in a diversified regional economy. In addition to continuing support for improving and marketing the region's industrial sites, projects under this category also include strategies for the creation of higher paying jobs and the attraction of skilled workers to rural downtown commercial districts. 

B. Sites and Infrastructure: The Commission will consider awarding grants and loans to support the development of critical infrastructure necessary to provide a competitive environment for the recruitment of new jobs and investment to the Tobacco Region. 

C. Agribusiness: The Commission will consider awarding grants and loans for agribusiness projects that create or expand market opportunities for regional producers and that result in a quantifiable increase in net farm income. 

D. Broadband: The Commission will consider funding projects that provide unserved areas of the Tobacco Region with access to broadband speeds of at least 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload. Projects proposing higher speeds may receive more favorable consideration, however, the objective is to address the needs unserved areas, rather than providing superior service to a few areas. 

E. Tourism: The Commission will consider awarding grants and loans for tourism destination infrastructure projects and for regional tourism marketing initiatives. 

For more details on each of the investment categories, see the following link: https://www.revitalizeva.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/FY22-Southwest-VA-Program-RFP.09222021.pdf#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168369

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,500,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will only be accepted from governmental entities and non-profit organizations located in and/or providing economic revitalization programs, services, or facilities in the Tobacco Region. Eligible applicants including the following:
- Governmental Entities - Governmental entities within the Tobacco Region, including towns, cities, and counties; local or regional industrial or economic development authorities; regional authorities, and other governmental units.
- Non-Profit Organizations - Incorporated non-profit organizations designated as tax-exempt by the federal Internal Revenue Service.

For information on ineligible uses of funds, see the following link: https://www.revitalizeva.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/1Funding-Policies-6-22-2020-7-14-20.pdf#page=6

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is Thursday, October 14, 2021. Award decisions are expected to be made at the Commission’s meeting in January 2022.

Please review the FY22 Southwest Virginia Guidelines before beginning an application as the Commission is utilizing the Economic Development, Agribusiness, and R&D Broadband applications for this round.

Payment of grant funds will be subject to the terms of the grant agreement and will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis. Expenses incurred prior to the award date are not eligible for reimbursement.

As required by the Code of Virginia, all requests for grant funds require at least dollar-for-dollar (1:1) matching funds, with no more than 25% of the match requirement from “in-kind” sources. Loan requests do not have a minimum match requirement.

To obtain feedback prior to submitting a full application, eligible organizations can complete the pre-application form available on the Commission’s website. The pre-application is an optional, non-binding process that is used for providing informal feedback.

FAQs: https://www.revitalizeva.org/grant-loan-program/f-a-q/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Pre-application form: https://www.revitalizeva.org/pre-application-for-tobacco-commission-funds/

Apply online: https://vtc.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp

For technical assistance:
Suzette Patterson, Grants System Manager
(804) 894-9662
SPatterson@revitalizeva.org

Contact TRRC’s grants staff for assistance with project design or to discuss a pre-application:
Sara Williams, Southwest Regional Director (Abingdon, VA)
(276) 619-4325, swilliams@revitalizeva.org

Mike Kaestner, Grants Program Director (Richmond, VA)
(804) 894-9658, mkaestner@revitalizeva.org

Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission
701 E. Franklin St., Ste. 501
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 225-2027
Fax: (804) 786-3210

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Southwest region: Bristol, Galax, and Norton; and Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Sussex, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe Counties

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