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GO Virginia Region One Hosts How-to-Apply Workshops in November

The GO Virginia Region One Council, which includes the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Tazewell, Russell, Smyth, Washington, Wythe, Bland, Grayson, Carroll and the cities of Norton, Bristol and Galax, is accepting applications for projects that could boost the region’s economy.

Join us in November at one of the how-to-apply workshops for detailed instructions on applying for the over $2M available in per capita funding.

GO Virginia State Board Approves Three Region One Projects

At their June 24, 2019 meeting, the GO Virginia State Board announced the approval of nine regional projects funded through GO Virginia regional per capita grants totaling over $1.1 million. Four GO Virginia regions participated in this round of GO Virginia funding requests. Of the nine approved projects, six are enhanced capacity building and three are collaborative implementation grants. It was a great day for Region One as all three submitted proposals were approved by the State Board, which accounted for the most approved for any one region at the meeting.

Regional Per Capita and Competitive Workforce Projects Awarded GO Virginia Funding

The GO Virginia State Board announced the approval of seven regional projects funded through GO Virginia regional per capita and competitive grants totaling $6.7 million. In Region One, Mountain Empire Community College’s project, Smart Farming at the Center for Workforce and Innovation of Appalachia, was awarded $310,472 in per capita funding. The GO-TEC Phase II competitive proposal involving Region One was submitted by Region Three and approved at $4.8 million with $1.3 million in initial funding.

Regional Project Recommended for Funding to GO Virginia State Board

At their December 4, 2018 meeting at the Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts, the GO Virginia Region One Council approved a Per Capita funding recommendation in the amount of $310,371.84 for the Mountain Empire Community College proposal, entitled Smart Farming at the Center for Workforce and Innovation of Appalachia (CWIA).

Region One Grant Writing Workshop

GO Virginia Region One is hosting a free grant writing workshop for regional organizations to build capacity for submitting competitive grant proposals for various types of grant opportunities. The workshop is not limited to GO Virginia and will include process, practices, and tools that might apply to a full range of funding opportunities. Catherine Van Noy of Mill Creek Creative will outline the process for grant proposal pursuit including project design and development, project team coordination, and proposal submittal.

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