The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is committed to developing a diverse economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia. The Commission utilizes 7 grant funds as well as a loan program to achieve this goal. For more information on how these programs fit into our overall mission please take a look at our Strategic Plan.

Eligible applicants include local governments, economic development organizations, and IRS-designated nonprofits (funds that will ultimately benefit a private entity must have a public purpose and flow through a public or nonprofit grantee, based upon terms of a performance-based agreement). Our document Funding Policies for Grant Awards: Information for Applicants and Grantees provides insight on how funds are awarded and administered.

If your organization is interested in discussing a potential grant or loan application, please use our pre-application to describe your project, and submit it to our Grants Staff for feedback ( or fax to 804-786-3210).

Please click here for announcements regarding grant application cycles.

For more information on the Tobacco Region Loan Forgiveness program, including information on deadlines and how to apply, please visit the Tobacco Region Loan Forgiveness Program website.