Fast Facts – $100,000 maximum, match must be at least equal to 50% of the GO Virginia request (EX: GO Virginia Request $100,000, Match $50,000), no local match requirement
HOW TO APPLY TIMELINE
2022 ECB Timeline
|Round 8||Round 9||Round 10||Round 11||Round 12|
|Recommended Call/Meeting with Region 6 Staff|
|Applicant Submits Draft Application by Noon||June 24, 2022||July 22, 2022||August 26, 2022||September 23, 2022||October 21, 2022|
|Initial Project Review Call||June 28, 2022||July 27, 2022||August 30, 2022||September 27, 2022||October 26, 2022|
|Applicant Works on Application||June 28-July 22, 2022||July 27-August 19, 2022||August 30-September 23, 2022||September 27-October 21, 2022||October 26-November 18, 2022|
|Applicant Submits Final Application by Noon||July 22, 2022||August 19, 2022||September 23, 2022||October 21, 2022||November 18, 2022|
|Review of Final Application by Staff and Two Council Members on Workgroup||July 25-29, 2022||August 22-26, 2022||September 26-30, 2022||October 24-28, 2022||November 21-23, 2022|
|Applicant Responds to Questions; Sends Final Application with Tracked Changes||August 1-5, 2022||August 29-September 2, 2022||October 4-8, 2021||October 31-November 4, 2022||November 28-December 2, 2022|
|Staff Writes Final Comments||August 9, 2022||September 6, 2022||October 11, 2021||November 8, 2022||December 6, 2022|
|Application Sent to Regional Council/Executive Committee||August 10, 2022||September 7, 2022||October 12, 2022||November 9, 2022||December 7, 2022|
|Executive Committee Meeting||August 15, 2022||September 12, 2022||October 17, 2022||November 14, 2022||December 12, 2022|
|GWRC Submits Approved Applications to DHCD||August 19, 2022||September 16, 2022||October 21, 2022||November 18, 2022||December 16, 2022|
Prior to approving regional project grants, applicants are likely to want to validate how to translate the prioritized needs and opportunities from their Growth and Diversification plans into actionable grant requests. Such an effort would develop platforms to support various collaborative approaches, increase efficiency, provide a deeper and consistent level of support, assess and reduce risk, and provide more focus about how broad concepts outlined in the plans become actual programs.
Such activities would also create the opportunity for regions to share information on best practices and validated platforms that may lead to more collaboration and future grant requests with similar goals. Such activities, known as enhanced capacity building, are intended to examine how a subsequent future project grant request will be supported through the creation of this platform. In any application for enhanced capacity building, an inventory of existing programs with similar goals, gaps in current programs that the proposed project will fill, the resources and structures needed to ensure the success of the enhanced capacity building initiative, and an exploration of how the enhanced capacity building effort could contribute to the success of associated future grant requests, should be detailed by the applicant.
Even if enhanced capacity building funds are not requested, any proposed project should identify what efforts have been made, or will be made, to undertake a risk assessment of the likelihood of the success of the project prior to implementation funds being drawn upon. Additionally, any proposed grant requests should indicate a plan for how they will demonstrate that they are sustainable after the grant funds from the Board are exhausted.
Project applications solely for enhanced capacity building as a phase independent from, but in anticipation of, future grant requests, will be accepted. Proposed enhanced capacity building efforts which have the ability to be successfully replicated or used across multiple grant requests and/or regions will receive special consideration by the Board in allocating grants. Further, it is understood that any return on investment analysis for enhanced capacity building efforts will be different from that for other collaborative grant requests.