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CDBG Planning Grants

DHCD offers planning grants through the CDBG program to increase the potential for project success and impact. These grants aid in developing clearly articulated strategies for addressing a locality’s greatest community development needs following meaningful citizen participation. For more details, see the Planning Grant Fact Sheet.

Get the details here: https://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/cdbg-planning-grants

US Small Business Administration

SBA Proposes rule to eliminate regulations that exclude faith-based organizations from seven SBA programs

Source:Brunswick Times-Gazette

Excerpt:

Public Comments Due by February 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration invites public comment on a proposed rule designed to remove regulatory provisions that exclude certain faith-based organizations from seven business loan and disaster assistance programs. These programs include the Intermediary Lending Program (ILP), Business Loan programs (7(a), Microloan and 504 programs), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan (MREIDL) program and Immediate Disaster Assistance Program (IDAP).

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Go Virginia

GO Virginia Region 3 Council adopts strategy

The GO Virginia Region 3 Council announces the launch of its Region 3 Entrepreneur & Innovation Investment Strategy.

Developed by the team of Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) and the Longwood Office of Community and Economic Development (LOCED), the strategy provides the council a framework to utilize its resources to invest in projects that support business formation in the region.

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Source: The Gazette-Virginian

Go Virginia

Grant Database is Live

Find a list of additional resources to support your projects in GO Virginia’s Grants Database.

In addition to the GO Grants that are awarded by the GO Virginia State Board and research-related grant funds awarded by the Virginia Research Investment Committee (VRIC) there are many other grant opportunities in Virginia and from the federal government through its agencies.

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US Small Business Administration

$3M in Grants go to Mid-Atlantic Small Business Innovators

Source: Brunswick Times-Gazette

Excerpt:

The U.S. Small Business Administration granted up to $125,000 each to 24 R&D-focused small businesses through the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program administered by the agency’s Office of Innovation & Technology. FAST increases participation for small businesses in underserved communities in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.

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GO Virginia Region 3 seeks project ideas for economic resiliency and recovery

The GO Virginia State Board has approved modifications to its grant program that will enhance the capability of GO Virginia Region 3 to invest in projects that lead to economic resiliency and recovery. At its April 17, 2020 Board meeting, the State Board approved additional funding for each Regional Council to support project applications that lead to high-impact grant proposals.

Read more information: HERE

Go Virginia

Go Virginia Region 3 Meeting

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting is open to the public.

The public may join in virtually via Zoom. Get the meeting agenda and Zoom details: HERE