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Deadline to Submit Implementation Project Proposals is August 14

GO Virginia Region 6 will be accepting Initial Project Review Forms for regional Implementation Projects and Statewide Competitive Projects until COB August 14th.

Implementation projects can request GO Virginia funding for Entrepreneurial Activities, Regional Site Development, and Workforce Development that align with the Region 6’s Economic Growth & Diversification Plan and will have measurable outcomes. There is no cap on the amount of GO Virginia funding that can be requested for Implementation Projects. Matching funds must be at least equal to 50% of the GO Virginia request (EX: GO Virginia Request $100,000; Match $50,000) and no local match requirement under the current GO Virginia State Board Policy #11.

Statewide Competitive funds are a statewide discretionary pot of funding awarded by the GO Virginia Board on a competitive basis. These projects must all the requirements of a GO Virginia Enhanced Capacity Building grant or an Implementation Project, however, instead of a minimum of two localities, a minimum of two GO Virginia regions must collaborate together to apply. Applicants are encouraged to set up a meeting with Region 6 staff to discuss the project prior to submitting an Initial Project Review to the Executive Committee. Applicants are required to submit an Initial Project Review to the Executive Committee for approval, prior to creating a project with Region 6 involvement. All projects must be approved by the Regional Council before being submitted to the State Board.

COVID-19 Funding Update

Economic Resilience and Recovery Funding Still Available!

The Region 6 Council has been working diligently to assist in COVID-19 response. The Council has shortened application timelines, engaged community leaders, and held discussions around ways to utilize GO Virginia funding to combat the economic effects of COVID-19.

GO Virginia Region 6 has COVID-19 specific funding to be used to within the region to assist the Virginia economy in COVID-19 relief efforts. GO Virginia Region 6 encompasses PDCs 16, 17, and 18.

GO Virginia Region 6 is seeking applications that will:

  • Help the region build capacity to support and serve existing businesses;
  • Serve and expand priority traded sectors;
  • Serve and expanded essential businesses, including the healthcare system and its supply chain;
  • Sustain business operations through telework and other technology;
  • Expand Broadband opportunities;
  • Create systems to put workers back to work quickly within the new environment.

PRESS RELEASE: GO Virginia Region 6 Council Approves $94,665 in grants for 3 regional projects

GO Virginia Region 6 Council Approves $94,665 in grants for 3 regional projects

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The GO Virginia Region 6 Council reviewed and awarded $94,665 in grants for 3 regional projects which support economic development in the region.

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Press Release: GO Virginia Region 6 Council Approves COVID-19 Relief Funds

GO Virginia Region 6 Council Approves COVID-19 Relief Funds For New Seafood and Agriculture E-Marketplace Development

GLOUCESTER, VA – The GO Virginia Region 6 Council reviewed and awarded the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority $77,000 in GO Virginia Economic Resilience and Recovery Program (ERR) Fast Access funding to customize the FishLine application for the Chesapeake Bay, host the application, complete website development for online purchasing, marketing the new app, and general project administration.

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Investment Strategies and Recommendations – Entrepreneurial Development and Startup Ecosystems

Entrepreneurs have the ability to change their personal economy and the economy of their community through the development and sale of their products and services. Yet, there is little help available to help those with an idea to learn how to be successful, enter the marketplace, and prosper.

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