Southwest and Southside Virginia Economic Development

Applications submitted to this program should fall into one of the categories the Commission has focused upon as critical for the economic renewal of Southern and Southwest Virginia.

Program priorities include:

  • Building and utility infrastructure creation or improvements for economic development sites, including acquisition and/or development of land and physical improvements.
  • Programs and facilities to provide workforce training.
  • Support of traditional economies, and new opportunities for economic diversification, such as new industry and employment clusters, and entrepreneurial development.
  • Enhancements to regional tourism infrastructure that demonstrate ability to attract measurable visitor revenues from outside the tobacco region.


Application Deadlines

Southwest Economic Development:
FY19 Southwest Economic Development: Previously announced as July 12, 2018 has been postponed until a later time to be determined in the 2019 Fiscal Year.

Southern Economic Development:

Southern Economic Development funds are awarded under a formula that allocates funding by locality. Click here to see current available allocations.




Other Programs

Research & Development

Special Projects

Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund