Forms and Guidance

Per Capita Applications

The GO Virginia Region 8 Council is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for projects to be funded through the State’s GO Virginia initiative.

Economic Resilience and Recovery (ERR) Program

Due to the near and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on regional economics the GO Virginia State Board has authorized the use of $14.66M in statewide competitive funds. With support of at least 2 or more localities, Regional Councils may apply for up to $1.06M, for projects that focus resources on targeted industry sectors and the supply chains that support them, as well as highly impacted locally traded sectors.

Fast Access (grant applications of $100,000 or less): Fast Access requests may be for planning/needs or risk assessment activities or smaller-scale implementation projects.

Implementation: grant applications requesting more than $100,000

Enhanced Capacity Building

The Region 8 Council may award Enhanced Capacity Building funds for a project not suitable for a Per Capita Implementation grant award but that undertakes activities that the Regional Council may want to encourage through a small amount funding. Enhanced Capacity Building activities support analysis or other efforts that lead to project development and implementation. Examples could include activities such as a feasibility study, assessment or planning study, capacity building, and other similar initiatives that will lead to successful projects.

Completed applications should be submitted electronically to:

Bonnie Riedesel, Executive Director
Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
112 MacTanly Place, Staunton, VA  24401
(540) 885-5174