Community Revitalization Newsletter

Every month, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Community Revitalization Office (CRO) publishes an e-newsletter via Constant Contact that features the latest on community and economic development-related happenings in communities across Virginia, as well as event updates, training announcements, grant opportunities and more. The newsletter allows CRO to maintain direct communication with … More Community Revitalization Newsletter

Be Positive: Dealing Disaster Part 2 of 2

While earthquakes and tornadoes are rare in most of the commonwealth, hurricane season is a regular fixture on our calendars in Virginia. The season typically runs from June to November with heightened activity August to October. This is the second of a blog series centered on Danville, Virginia’s experience recovering from Hurricane Michael in 2018 … More Be Positive: Dealing Disaster Part 2 of 2

2020 Virginia Main Street Small Business Relief Grants Making an Impact Across the State

It goes without saying that it’s been an unprecedented year for all of us, but the adaptability, strength and resilience of our network here in Virginia never ceases to impress us. When everything changed, seemingly overnight, back in March our Main Street communities suddenly faced a long list of new challenges, and at the forefront … More 2020 Virginia Main Street Small Business Relief Grants Making an Impact Across the State

2020 Best Public Improvement Project: St. Paul

Spanning seven years and seven blocks, St. Paul finally completed its comprehensive downtown infrastructure project in 2019. Lead by the town, with input from St. Paul Tomorrow’s Design Committee in the early stages, this $16 million project reconstructed the stormwater system, sidewalks, curbing, roadways, crosswalks, water lines and sanitary sewer lines. The need for upgrading … More 2020 Best Public Improvement Project: St. Paul