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Additional 1-million dollars in funding for GO Virginia Region 6

The GO Virginia State Board has approved modifications to its grant program that will enhance the capability of GO Virginia Region 6 to invest in projects that lead to economic resiliency and recovery.

GO Virginia Region 6 has up to 1-million dollars in additional COVID-19 specific funding Region 6 is known as the Mary Ball Washington Regional Council.  It includes the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George,Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Matthews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties,

GO Virginia Region 6 is seeking applications that will:

  • Help the region build capacity to support and serve existing businesses;
  • Serve and expand priority traded sectors;
  • Serve and expanded essential businesses, including the healthcare system and its supply chain;
  • Sustain business operations through telework and other technology;
  • Expand Broadband opportunities;
  • Create systems to put workers back to work quickly within the new environment.

William Beale, GO Virginia Region 6 Chair says in a press release “Our economy is in need of immediate action in its recovery efforts. GO Virginia Region 6 is excited to hear ideas from within the region on ways in which these funds can be utilized to lead recovery efforts. We as a region have updated our application process to better assist applicants in a quick turnaround.”

GO Virginia requirements of match have been reduced to 50% of the grant request, no local match requirement, and approval of certain projects can be administratively approved, significantly shortening the application timeline.

For more information check out GO Virginia Region 6’s website

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