Region receives $62,500 workforce development grant

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently $2,872,931 in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) funding for 13 regional projects.

The GO Virginia board, which includes key members of the governor’s cabinet, the General Assembly and the business community, reviewed and approved the 13 grant requests. The grants will add capacity to support existing companies in targeted industry sectors, implement innovative workforce development models and develop networks of services to scale startup and second stage companies in the technology sector. The grant awards will leverage an additional $7,732,043 in non-state resources to assist with economic diversification throughout Virginia.

Go Virginia Region 6, which includes Essex, Gloucester, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties received $62,500 for the Northern Neck Workforce…[to-view-more]