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Grant Resources

Empowering Communities Through Grants

The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission plays a crucial role in fostering community development and progress by serving as a vital communication link between local governments, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders within the region. Our primary function is to keep these entities informed about a wide array of grant opportunities and valuable resources. These grants and resources originate from a diverse mix of sources, including local, state, and federal government agencies and private foundations. The scope of these grants is broad and multifaceted, aimed at addressing an array of local needs and priorities. Key areas of focus include the deployment of broadband to enhance digital connectivity, workforce development programs to boost local employment and skills training, and significant infrastructure improvements essential for our communities’ growth and sustainability.

Ready LDD Grant Writing Bench

The Ready LDD Grant Writing Bench is an initiative of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Ready Appalachia program, positioning rural communities to access funds to support a variety of community building and economic development needs.  The program offers the Commission’s ARC-member communities access to free grant research, project development,  and grant writing services through a growing bench of qualified grant writers and grant-writing firms.

Grant Resources Network

RVARC partners with GrantStation to offer nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects and resources to mentor these organizations through the grant-seeking process. GrantStation provides access to a searchable database of private grantmakers that accept inquiries and proposals from a variety of organizations, federal deadlines, links to state funding agencies, and a growing database of international grantmakers. The Regional Commission also participates in GrantStation’s Co-Brand Partner Program to deliver the GrantStation Insider, an e-newsletter that provides information on grant opportunities, grant deadlines, conferences and seminars, and industry news.

Federal Resources

Explore federal grants and funding options with our guide. Tailored for those navigating federal resources, this page presents valuable insights and a curated list of federal funding avenues supporting a wide range of projects at the national level. An indispensable tool for organizations and individuals seeking to understand and access federal grants.

State Resources

Discover Virginia’s state-level grant and funding options with our inclusive resource guide. Perfect for Virginia-based entities and community leaders, it offers a well-rounded view of state funding possibilities, assisting in identifying and securing vital financial support for various projects and initiatives within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Local & Regional Resources

Explore local and regional funding opportunities in the Roanoke Valley Alleghany region with our list. Find essential information on grants for community development, economic growth, and more, tailored for Southwest Virginia communities. Perfect for non-profits, entrepreneurs, and community organizations seeking financial support and resources to empower local projects and initiatives in the Roanoke Valley Alleghany region.

Private & Other Resources

Discover a collection of private and non-federal sector resources, aimed at bolstering infrastructure, stimulating economic growth, and improving the quality of community life. These resources serve as a vital tool for those involved in community development and enhancement projects. They offer insights and support through various programs, grants, and initiatives, making them invaluable for anyone looking to contribute positively to community advancement and sustainability.

Indices & Indicators

Explore economic and living conditions. The resources listed offer a comprehensive understanding of the state’s housing, transportation, and living expenses. Ideal for residents and policymakers, it assists in financial planning and informed decision-making, tailored to Virginia’s diverse regions’ unique needs.