The Growth and Opportunity for Virginia Board approved a policy to implement the GO VA Economic Resilience and Recovery Grant Program for up to $14.66 million in GO Virginia competitive funds to be dedicated statewide, and each GO Virginia regional council may apply for up to $1 million to support strategic initiatives in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This program will help regions build capacity to support and serve existing businesses, priority traded sectors and essential businesses, including the health care system and its supply chain during this crisis. This initiative will focus resources on economic resiliency and recovery while staying true to the GO Virginia mission.
A dedicated reserve of $5.66 million has been set aside for statewide projects for extraordinary need or extraordinary positive economic impact.
Applications will be accepted through the nine GO Virginia Regional Councils. CONTACT: Kalen Hunterkhunter@uvawise.edu276-870-7731.
Region One includes the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe, and the cities of Bristol, Galax and Norton. The Appalachian Mountains run through many of the 13 counties and three cities that comprise the region. www.goswva.org