Deadlines and Announcements

For resources to support a locality, PDC, ISP, or citizens interested in expanding broadband in their community, please go to: www.commonwealthconnect.virginia.gov
We are looking for a new Grants Assistant for our Southwest office. This position will be based out of Abingdon. If you are interested in learning more, please take a look at the job description: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/291025
Applications are now being accepted for the FY23 Competitive Education Program. Applications are due by July 21st. Please see our Guidelines & Request For Proposals for more information: https://www.revitalizeva.org/grant-loan-program/grant-loan-programs/education-grant-program/

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is a 28-member body created by the 1999 General Assembly. Its mission is the promotion of economic growth and development in formerly tobacco-dependent communities, using proceeds of the national tobacco settlement.  To date, the Commission has awarded 2,285 grants totaling more than $1.17B across the tobacco region of the Commonwealth, and has provided $309 million in indemnification payments to tobacco growers and quota holders.

Latest News

5/12/22 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BRISTOL

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BRISTOLGRANT AND LOAN PROJECTS WILL HELP LOCALITIES ATTRACT AND GROW BUSINESSES, ASSIST LOCAL FARMERS AND GROW VIRGINIA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY

Bristol, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Thursday, May 12th, at the Bristol Sessions Hotel to approve projects that will help localities attract and grow businesses, assist local farmers and grow Virginia’s tourism industry. The Commission serves 40 localities in southern and southwest Virginia.

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1/7/22 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

GRANT AND LOAN PROJECTS WILL CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FARMERS AND HELP LOCALITIES ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Friday, January 7th, at the Richmond Marriott to approve projects that promise to create new opportunities for farmers, increase the ability of localities to attract new businesses, support entrepreneurs as they seek to start a business and attract valuable tourism dollars to the region.

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9/24/21 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BEDFORD

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BEDFORD

GRANT AND LOAN PROJECTS SUPPORT EFFORTS TO INCREASE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS, IMPROVE PROFITABILITY FOR FARMERS AND CREATE JOBS IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

BEDFORD, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Wednesday, September 22nd, at Peaks of Otter Lodge in Bedford County to approve projects that promise to create nearly 1,500 jobs, support many new and expanded workforce training programs,

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9/14/21 Earthlink to Establish New Customer Support Center in City of Norton

285 New Jobs Coming to City of Norton

Earthlink to Establish New Customer Support Center

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Earthlink will establish a new customer support center in the City of Norton. The project will create 285 new jobs and includes $5.4 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is supporting this project with a $62,500 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant.

Tobacco Commission member,

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