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Virginia Enterprise Zone How-to-Qualify Webinar 2016

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold a Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) how-to-qualify webinar on Wednesday, February 24 from 2-5 p.m. This webinar will provide detailed instructions on qualifying for the VEZ Real Property Investment Grant (RPIG) and the Job Creation Grant (JCG).  The webinar is free and open to the public.  Access information for the webinar will be emailed out the week of the event. If you are registering for both webinars, you must register for each webinar separately to ensure that you will receive the necessary links to access the webinar.

The application instruction manuals for the Job Creation and the Real Property Investment grants are available on the DHCD website and on the EZ Application Submission System website.  If you have questions regarding registration or the Enterprise Zone program, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or (804) 371-7030.  

Webinar Schedule:            
2-3 p.m. Real Property Investment Grant
3:30-5 p.m. Job Creation Grant


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ARC School Scholarships Announcement

Do you know a middle or high school student or high school teacher interested in math, science or technology?
 
Virginia's Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will be offering scholarships to two high school students, two middle school students and two high school math, science or technology teachers to attend a residential hands-on learning institute focusing on math, science, and technology. 
 
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to provide a two-week learning institute focusing on math, science, and technology for high school students and teachers from July 9-22, 2016. A one-week residential hands-on science academy focusing on math, science, and technology for middle school students will be held on July 17-22, 2016. 
 
The scholarship includes all major expenses, including meals, lodging and transportation to and from the participant's home, and local transportation will be covered for all participants. Teacher participants will also receive a stipend.
 
Applications are due on March 18, 2015 and must be submitted to Tamarah Holmes Ph.D. at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or mailed to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Attn: Tamarah Holmes, 600 East Main Street, Suite 300, Richmond. VA 23219. 
 
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2016-2017 Action Plan Input Sessions

Join us for several input sessions across the commonwealth as we look for your thoughts and feedback on next year's Action Plan for the CDBG, HOME, HOPWA and ESG programs. We are reviewing these critical housing and community development resources and considering changes to how our programs and resources are structured and delivered. 

Come be a part of the process. Your input and participation is valued.

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Virginia Homeless Solutions Program ( VHSP) application instructions and guidelines are now available in CAMS.

The Virginia Homeless Solutions Program ( VHSP) application instructions and guidelines are now available in CAMS. The VHSP application will support continuum of care (CoC) and local planning group (LPG) strategies, homeless service and prevention programs that align with the goals of reducing the number of individuals and households that become homeless, shortening the length of time an individual or household is homeless and reducing the number of individuals and households that return to homelessness through an effective emergency crisis response system.
 
Applications are due March 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. To prepare you for the open application, DHCD will be hosting two how-to-apply webinars. Below is information on times and how to access the webinar.
 
Monday, February 8, 2016
2 p.m.
Meeting number: 593 601 369
Click here to access the webinar
Call-in: 1-866-842-5779  
Conference Code: 804 371 7100
 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
10 a.m.
Meeting number: 590 282 860
Click here to access the webinar   
Call-in: 1-866-842-5779  
Conference Code: 804 371 7100

VHSP applications now being accepted through March 31

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For more information, contact Nichele Carver at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (804) 371-7113.