In Case You Missed It: December 2022 Digest

Closing out 2022 with a recap of our December posts to keep you informed – NEWS WEBINARS On December 7th DHCD partnered with members of the Virginia CDFI Coalition to share “How CDFIs Close the Wealth Gap.” Access to capital is an important part of your entrepreneurial ecosystem and Virginia’s Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFI) … More In Case You Missed It: December 2022 Digest

Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) Grants Announced!

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced more than $24.7 million in 20 Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) grants. IRF grants provide gap financing for construction projects aligned with local and regional economic development strategies, primarily in distressed communities.  “The transformation of older, vacant or blighted structures into productive, usable spaces is crucial to catalyzing economic growth to create … More Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) Grants Announced!

Virginia Main Street Launches New Training Series Focused on Main Street America Accreditation Standards

In January 2023, Virginia Main Street (VMS) will kickoff a new training series to prepare Main Street community professionals and volunteers for the “switch to six” and provide an in-depth understanding of the new Main Street America (MSA) Community Accreditation Standards through real community examples from across the national network. The first webinar in the training series will focus … More Virginia Main Street Launches New Training Series Focused on Main Street America Accreditation Standards

VMS Webinar: How-to-Apply for FY2024 Grant Programs

Get your new year started off right by learning about what Virginia Main Street (VMS) resources are available to help you spark community impact! On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, VMS will hold two webinars to cover the basics of how-to-apply for VMS Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 grant programs: January 10, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – … More VMS Webinar: How-to-Apply for FY2024 Grant Programs

Lovingston is for Virginians

In 1969 the slogan “Virginia is for Lovers” became the state’s iconic tourism motto in one of the most successful ad campaigns in our nation’s history. That same year, Lovingston, Virginia, the seat of Nelson County, faced tragedy from floods caused by Hurricane Camille.  Within a few short hours, the community suffered $100 million of … More Lovingston is for Virginians