Southside Planning District Commission

Serving Brunswick, Halifax, & Mecklenburg Counties, and the towns of South Boston & South Hill, VA

Grants

Go Virginia Region 3 now has a website! Visit GOVirginia3.org for economic development news, updates, funding announcements and events.

Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Open Solicitation for Grant Applications

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council is pleased to announce that Project Applications can now be submitted for review.  Applications are due in full no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018.

The Region 3 Growth & Diversification Plan identifies three Areas of Critical Need through which the Region 3 Council determines how to invest its limited resources.  Applicants should submit projects that advance one of more of these three areas:

  • Workforce Talent Development and Recruitment — Developing, retaining and attracting people that have the hard and soft skills our region needs to advance economic opportunity and the growth of higher wages;
  • Sectoral Development — Focusing on the business sectors that have the greatest potential of growing the number of employees, the wage levels and the types of businesses in the region; and,
  • Cyber Infrastructure — Connecting this Region's many communities and businesses to the highway of the future.  In the 19th Century it was railroads, in the 20th Century it was roads; going forward it will be areas with internet and broadband that will be more competitive; all of this region must be "connected" with this infrastructure in order to sustain a healthy economy.

“The plan we’ve submitted was created with input from over 200 stakeholders through a series of roundtables to provide a blueprint for moving forward,” said Charles Majors, chairman of the Region 3 Council. “It’s designed to be an investment strategy for the future that paints a broad picture of who we are as a region and where we want to be down the road. It’s a starting point, and what we will use to review project proposals. A successful project proposal must be consistent with this plan.”

The Region 3 Council is specifically looking for projects that first, reflect a spirit of collaboration, bringing together at least two jurisdictions and many partners to accomplish a shared goal; and second, show ideas consistent with the Region 3 Growth & Diversification Plan and reflect the shared vision of the region that can ultimately lead to higher-paying jobs for Region 3 citizens.

The timeline for the Round 2 Application Process is as follows:

  • March 1, 2018: Call for Round 2 Project Applications Announced
  • March 7, 2018: How to Apply webinar for Round 2 Applications
  • April 2, 2018: Round 2 Project Applications Due
  • April 11 – 25, 2018: Region 3 Review and Subject Matter Experts Team review
  • April 25, 2018: Review Team/SME Experts meeting, Applicant Interviews
  • May 16, 2018: Region 3 Council Meeting to Review Project Applications and Act on Recommendations
  • August 14, 2018 GO Virginia State Board Acts on Project Applications

FY17-18 Project Solicitation Application Notes & Timeline

Notice To Applicants

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 announces that funding is available for the GO Virginia program for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

Applications for First Round should be received NO LATER THAN Monday, November 6 at 5:00PM. Completed applications should be submitted by email to:

Gail Moody
Executive Director
Southside Planning District Commisson
200 S. Mecklenburg Ave, South Hill va 23970

gosouthernva@gmail.com

If questions arise while preparing the application, please contact Liz Povar by email at gosouthernva@gmail.com or by phone at 804-399-8297

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