Building Collaborative Communities
Governor Bob McDonnell has announced the Building Collaborative Communities program, a new effort designed to assist regions in creating and sustaining new economic opportunities across Virginia. The program will promote regional economic collaborations in economically distressed areas that stimulate job-creation, economic development, and build community capacity and leadership.
Building Collaborative Communities is a broad-based program that brings to bear resources from a number of state entities, including the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, Department of Business Assistance, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Virginia Community College System, and other agencies as appropriate. The Commonwealth is providing $200,000 to support this program in FY2012, and this initial commitment is expected to leverage significant local and private resources.
Applications are due no later than July 27, 2011.
Proposal Format and Guidelines