GO Virginia Region 6 has $800,000 to invest in the regional economy on projects that help the region recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

GO Virginia Region 6 is seeking applications that support and serve existing businesses, priority traded sectors and essential businesses, including the health care system and tourism. Region 6 seeks applications that optimize and strengthen supply-chains; bring real products to address critical shortages of goods and services to meet healthcare needs, and develop or expand transitional training programs to move those out of work into available employment opportunities.

Examples of projects include:

  • Setting up an internship program for lab techs (VT Workforce Training, COVID-19 Response)
  • Building a website focused on technical assistance and reopening guidance for small businesses (Forward RVA)
  • Support and upskill un/underemployed workers with free COVID-related and skills training to
  • help businesses succeed by ensuring employees are well trained and able to address COVID related issues, while allowing the sectors to rebound more quickly (Virginia Restaurant and Hotel Workforce COVID Recovery and Upskilling Program)

A full list of projects that have been funded in other regions of the State can be found here: https://govirginia6.org/economic-resilience-and-recovery-program/.

Applications are taken on a rolling basis. The next deadline for letters of intent is August 20, 2021. The template for letters of intent can be found at www.govirginia6.org and must be sent to Jennifer Morgan, morgan@gwregion. To find out a full list of project requirements, please visit www.govirginia6.org. Questions can be sent to Jennifer Morgan, morgan@gwregion.

About GO Virginia: GO Virginia is a statewide business-led economic development initiative with funding to invest in collaborative projects that lead to high-paying jobs in each region. The mission of GO Virginia is to encourage collaboration among business, education, and government in each region. GO Virginia Region 6 is one of nine regions in Virginia and includes the Counties of Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland, and the city of Fredericksburg. For more information, please visit www.govirginia6.org.

For press questions or additional information contact: Jennifer Morgan, morgan@gwregion.org, 540-642-1571