Deadlines and Announcements

Applications for the next round of the Talent Attraction Program (TAP) will be accepted Jan 15 through March 31, 2022, for those graduating between 12/1/2020-12/31/2022.
Please take a look at our TAP program page for more info
The Southern Virginia Program is now accepting applications through March 2, 2022
Please take a look at the program page for more info
The Southwest Virginia Program is now accepting applications through March 15, 2022
Please take a look at the program page for more info
The Workforce Financial Aid Program is now accepting applications through February 24, 2022
Please take a look at the program page for more info
The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is seeking a new Grants Program Director.
Click here for more information about the position and to apply
For resources to support a locality, PDC, ISP, or citizens interested in expanding broadband in their community, please go to: www.commonwealthconnect.virginia.gov

Need vaccine? Learn how to get your shot at
Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN VA.
Language translation and TTY services available

¿Necesita vacunarse? Infórmese de cómo obtener su vacuna visitando Vaccinate.Virginia.gov o llamando 1-877-829-4682. Servicios de traducción y teléfonos de texto (TTY) están disponibles.

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

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.

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9/9/21 Kegerreis Digital Marketing to Relocate Headquarters from Pennsylvania

62 New Jobs Coming to Danville

Kegerreis Digital Marketing to Relocate Headquarters from Pennsylvania

Governor Ralph Northam announced that Kegerreis Digital Marketing (KDM) will move their headquarters from Pennsylvania to the City of Danville. The move will create 62 new jobs and will generate $1.7 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is supporting this project with a $45,500 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grant and a $45,500 TROF loan.

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