Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC)
Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, and other educational institutions in eligible areas to promote educational advancement and workforce development for local residents. Funding is intended to support programs that increase the education and skill levels of labor pools, as a way to attract and retain employers. Eligible applicants are located in the service area for the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, including 40 tobacco-dependent localities in the Southern and Southwest areas of Virginia.
The purpose of the Program is to fund initiatives - including the creation or expansion of educational programs, equipment, and facilities - that will assist residents of the region in obtaining levels and/or types of education previously not available. Grants may be used to enhance workforce readiness through support for proven or new programs and to focus on “gaps” between education supply and occupational demand with emphasis on post-secondary STEM-H and advanced manufacturing career skills.
Proposals must accomplish one or more of the following:
Priority consideration will be given to proposals that 1) advance STEM-H and/or Advanced Manufacturing workforce training; and 2) provide training in conjunction with a private company’s commitment to create new jobs and/or fill existing job openings where there are direct articulated employment linkages between program graduates and employers.
Applicants will use the Competitive Education Program application and will select from the following investment strategies:
For information about evaluation criteria, see: https://www.revitalizeva.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/FY22-Competitive-Education-Program-RFP.DRAFT_.05202021-FINAL.pdf#page=11
GrantWatch ID#: 144722
While there is no formal limit on the amount of available funds that may be requested, the average award over the last three fiscal years is approximately $222,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Pre-Application Form: https://www.revitalizeva.org/pre-application-for-tobacco-commission-funds/
Register and Apply Online: https://vtc.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp
For technical assistance with logging in or setting up an account with the Commission’s online grants portal, please contact:
Suzette Patterson, Grants System Manager (Richmond, VA)
Contact TRRC’s grants staff for assistance with project design or to discuss a pre-application:
- Sarah Capps, Southern Regional Director (Rocky Mount, VA)
(540) 483-0179 ext. 2168, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sara Williams, Southwest Regional Director (Abingdon, VA)
(276) 619-4325, email@example.com
- Mike Kaestner, Grants Program Director (Richmond, VA)
(804) 894-9658, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission
701 E. Franklin St., Ste. 501
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 225-2027
Fax: (804) 786-3210
USA: Virginia: Southern and Southwest Virginia
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