APPLY TO REGION ONE GRANT PROGRAMS
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS
REVIEW COMMITTEE OF GO VA REGION ONE COUNCIL
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS (SMEs)
WORKING GROUP OF SMEs
In determining the eligibility of the region and the amount of monies to be awarded for grant requests, the GO Virginia Board and the Region One Council will follow these weighting criteria. The GO Virginia Board reserves the right not to make an award to proposed grant requests that have a low score in one or more of the following areas:
Economic Impact (35%)
Regional Collaboration (30%)
Project Readiness (20%)
Project Sustainability (15%)
In order to be considered by the Regional Council, applications for funding must be received 45 days prior to the Region One Council meetings. Letters of Intent are recommended 30 days prior to the Region One application deadlines.
GO VIRGINIA REGION ONE FUNDING
GO Virginia Region One is accepting applications for funding projects that could boost the region’s economy. Projects funded will address one or more of the Council’s target areas, which include growing and strengthening industry sectors such as advanced manufacturing, agriculture/food and beverage manufacturing, information and emerging technologies as well as energy and minerals through activities such as talent development and retention, increasing innovation and infrastructure development.
Region One anticipates funding projects in varying amounts with project periods not exceeding two years. Each project requires a dollar for dollar match, which must come from a non-state appropriated source such as non-state public entities, federal or local funds, private sources or in-kind contributions.
Additionally, the goal of the State GO Virginia Board is to promote cross-jurisdictional collaboration. At least two or more localities (counties or independent cities) must be engaged in the project. The primary purpose of GO Virginia is to create higher paying jobs, greater than the annual average wage of the region, which is $34,823. Projects to be funded must align with the Region One Growth and Diversification Plan.
ADDITIONAL APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
The following templates are available for applicants to complete and return with the application submission: