Southside Planning District Commission

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


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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

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

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