The Community Development Division leadership and staff of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will be traveling throughout the state during October and November to provide information about the various community development and capacity building programs available through the agency.
These sessions will introduce stakeholders to our programs, provide examples of how communities have used these grant funds and prepare participants for the upcoming grant cycle this winter. During the regional Community Development Roadshow, DHCD representatives will provide information about programs such as Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Virginia Main Street (VMS), Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF), Building Collaborative Communities (BCC), Building Entrepreneurial Economies (BEE), and the Community Business Launch (CBL).
DHCD leadership and staff will be available to introduce you to the programs, as well as talk individually about potential projects. The Road Show will visit the following places:
October 26, 2017 - Bolling Wilson Hotel, Wytheville, 1-4pm
October 30, 2017 - Main Street Center, Gloucester, 1-4pm
November 2, 2017 - Historic Train Station, Farmville, 1-4pm
November 6, 2017 - John Barton Payne Building, Warrenton, 1-4pm
This Roadshow events are free, but pre-registration is requested.
To raise awareness of the Virginia Main Street Program, DHCD is also doing half-day "Regional Rev-up" on October 24, 26, and November 8, 2017. The sessions run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. Participants will be able to learn from community revitalization leaders, network with peers and explore ideas in the interactive sessions with the theme of "Creating Purpose-Driven Special Events." Featured places and locations are:
October 24 - Southwest Region
Sugar Hill Brewing Company, 16622 Broad Street, St. Paul, Virginia
October 26 - Southern Region
Franklin Business Center, 601 North Mechanic Street, Franklin, Virginia
November 8 - Northern Region
The Mainline at Ashland Coffee and Tea, 100 North Railroad Avenue, Ashland, Virginia
Registration is free, and lunch is available for $15 (payable by cash on site).