Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC)
Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, and other educational institutions in eligible regions 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 in the tobacco region, as a method to attract and retain employers. Programs should address gaps between the educational supply and workforce demand, with an emphasis on STEM-H and advanced manufacturing. Eligible applicants are located in Southern and Southwest Virginia.
The purpose of the grant program is to fund initiatives designed to assist residents of the tobacco region to obtain levels of education previously not promoted, or available, in the region. The Commission views education and training as prerequisites for citizen participation in the highly competitive global economy and in a networked society; and as essential for advancing productivity, innovation and entrepreneurship, where knowledge workers are vital to the process of transforming the region.
Strategies and uses of funds expected to be supported under this program include (but are not limited to) proposals that:
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.
For information about evaluation criteria, see: https://www.revitalizeva.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FY20-Competitive-Educ-guidelines-Jan2020.pdf#page=3
GrantWatch ID#: 144722
While there is no stated minimum or maximum amount for requests, Competitive Education awards in FY19 ranged from $26K to $600K, with an average grant award of $250K. The number of awards and grant or loan award amounts are subject to the quality and quantity of proposals received and other applicable considerations. Requests that seek a majority of available funds will receive lower funding consideration and are unlikely to receive a positive Staff recommendation.
Proposals should plan for TRRC-funded project activities to start no earlier than June 2020.
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:
For more information:
Timothy S. Pfohl, Grants Director
Suzette Patterson, Grants System Manager
Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission
701 E. Franklin St., Ste. 501
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 225-2027
Fax: (804) 786-3210
Eligible locations: https://www.revitalizeva.org/about-the-commission/areas-served/
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