VA Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission Accepting FY21 Southern / Southwest VA Program Applications

Excitingly, the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission has begun accepting applications for their FY21 Southern and Southwest Virginia Programs! Governmental entities and non-profit organizations located and/or providing economic revitalization programs, services or facilities within the Tobacco Regions are encouraged to apply for funding to implement projects and/or initiatives that advance the Commission’s priorities and measurably … More VA Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission Accepting FY21 Southern / Southwest VA Program Applications

Breaking Ground in Bedford: Journey of a Resilient IRF Project

January 25th was a time for celebration in Bedford, when a small group gathered with shovels and reaffirmed their commitment to a project that is rebounding from a devastating fire a year ago. “There have been many twists and turns along the path to today’s milestone event. There have been setbacks that could have easily … More Breaking Ground in Bedford: Journey of a Resilient IRF Project

Main Street America Announces New Resiliency Grant Program Exclusively for Member Communities

Main Street America (MSA) has taken notice of how Main Street programs across the country have demonstrated their immense value to their local communities through challenging times, not only supporting small businesses but implementing innovative strategies to form new partnerships and cultivate entrepreneurship. Inspired by Main Street leaders, MSA seeks to help support continued revitalization … More Main Street America Announces New Resiliency Grant Program Exclusively for Member Communities

DHCD Community Revitalization Grant Opportunities

Annually, communities and stakeholders across Virginia have the ability to take advantage of various funding opportunities to support downtown revitalization, bolster job creation and private investment, achieve homeownership goals and more! The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development‘s (DHCD) Community Revitalization Office (CRO) encourages potential applicants to learn more about these programs and further … More DHCD Community Revitalization Grant Opportunities

Mission Elevation Class of 2022: Application Deadline Extended for Interested Nonprofits

The Virginia Community Development Corporation (VCDC) believes that vibrant communities drive change. If you’re a nonprofit organization that helps make communities a better place for all residents and that works in Virginia or surrounding regions, the Mission Elevation program is perfect for you! Mission Elevation offers customized solutions to nonprofit organizations based on their current … More Mission Elevation Class of 2022: Application Deadline Extended for Interested Nonprofits

CCV Series: January 2021 Recap and Additional Resources

Educational Webinar The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) kicked off the Creating Community Vitality (CCV) Series with a phenomenal webinar, featuring Monique Johnson (pictured left), Chief Operating Office for the Better Housing Coalition (BHC). Johnson helped participants examine how the inflection points of the past year have led to seismic shifts that … More CCV Series: January 2021 Recap and Additional Resources

Ascent: A Free Learning Platform for Women Entrepreneurs to Elevate Their Businesses

Excitingly, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched Ascent, a free online learning platform that’s designed to help women entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses. The new program will advise on preparing and recovering from disasters, strategic marketing and business financial strategy development. It’s divided into major topics called Journeys, developed by experts in women’s entrepreneurship. … More Ascent: A Free Learning Platform for Women Entrepreneurs to Elevate Their Businesses

Mary Means Leadership Award: Nominations Now Open

Main Street America (MSA) has begun accepting nominations for the Mary Means Leadership Award, recognizing and celebrating outstanding leaders across the MSA Network! Introduced in 2019, the award highlights the critical role that leadership plays in shaping the Main Street movement, and that’s never been more pertinent in light of today’s environment. Over the past … More Mary Means Leadership Award: Nominations Now Open

The “At Your Side” Small Business Grant Program

Main Street America (MSA) has partnered alongside Brother International, launching the “At Your Side” Small Business Grant Program to help brick-and-mortar businesses across the country as they work to adapt to COVID-19-related challenges and prepare for the next phases of reopening. Grant funds will not only support small businesses but also help to revitalize and … More The “At Your Side” Small Business Grant Program