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Rebuild Virginia: A Small Business Grant Program

The Rebuild VA Grant Fund is a program to help small businesses and nonprofits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19. Businesses and non-profits that are approved for a Rebuild VA grant may receive up to 3 times their average monthly eligible expenses…

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Shenandoah Valley Guide to Re-Opening Business

To ensure the safety of our community and to help you navigate the new normal, the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, local chambers, and the Business Resilience Task Force came together to create a re-opening business guide.

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Bricks and Clicks: Small Business Recovery Program

Bricks and Clicks for Small Business Recovery is a three-part, partnership-driven small business assistance program. It offers training, customized technical assistance, and the opportunity to receive a grant.

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Re-opening Small Business: What Customers Want

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Assistance Taskforce distributed a “Customer Feedback Survey on Businesses Reopening”…

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Virginia Wifi Hotspot Map | Free, Publicly Available Wifi Hotspots

With the help of local officials, schools, and libraries across Virginia, the Commonwealth Connect team and Virginia Tech have developed an interactive map of free, publicly available wifi hotspots that Virginians can access from a vehicle…

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Customer Feedback Survey on Businesses Reopening

The COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Taskforce would like to help business owners best serve you as we all find our new normal after the Governor lifts the stay-at-home order.

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FY2021 VATI Virtual Input Session with Presentation

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) hosted a virtual input session on April 14th to discuss the proposed FY2021 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) guidelines and criteria…

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Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Support Taskforce Launches Small Business Grant Program F&M Bank Seeds Fund with $50,000 Donation

Less than two weeks ago, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Support Taskforce was formed to coordinate support and resources for businesses in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham area in response to the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Build Season is Open: FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) / Rocktown Robotics

Some of you are interested in knowing when/where the high school level FIRST robotics practices, and the building of the robots, takes place. [The high school level teams are called FIRST Robotics Competition, FRC] 

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Tracy Tynan Joins CIT as Director of Virginia Center for Unmanned Systems

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) today announced that it has hired Tracy Tynan as the new Director of the Virginia Center for Unmanned Systems. Tynan joins CIT with more than 15 years of economic and community development experience in Virginia.

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GO VA Region 8 Grant Funds Available for Eligible Projects

The GO Virginia Region 8 Council of the Shenandoah Valley is now accepting proposals for eligible projects to be funded through the Commonwealth’s GO Virginia initiative to grow and diversify regional economies. 

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DHS S&T Partners With James Madison University

Students from James Madison University (JMU) will be tackling air travel security issues for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) as part of their spring semester of the Hacking 4 Defense (H4D) class.

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GO Virginia | Region 8 | 3rd round proposals accepted | Pre-app. due Feb. 7

GO Virginia Region 8 Council is now accepting the third round of proposals for per-capita projects to be funded through the State’s GO Virginia initiative.  For a project to be considered by the Region 8 Council, the pre-application has to be received by the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) by Wed., Feb. 7, 2018.

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SVAI Launches New Website

We’re excited to announce that Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors (SVAI) has launched their new website! From Startup resources to an easy-to-use contact form, SVAI has now provided several online-accessible elements to advance their mission.

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CIT | Request for Innovators (RFI) for the Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs

Today, the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced a Request for Innovators (RFI) for the Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs. CIT, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), TechNexus, and Smart City Works are seeking to prototype new internet of things (IoT) and smart city technologies for emergency response and management. […]

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STEM takes Flight | Hands-on Research Experience Opportunities Available for Summer 2018 @ NASA Wallops Flight Facility

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) in partnership with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), NASA Langley Research Center and NASA Wallops Flight Facility, is offering the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community Colleges initiative. STEM Takes Flight provides a suite of programs for Virginia community college students pursuing STEM […]

Virginia ICAP’s Lean Launchpad Short Course | Shenandoah Valley Cohort

Business Model Development for Technology Start-Ups [The application deadline has passed. The organizers have judged the applications received and communications have gone out to each applicant on Dec. 22, 2017.  The cohort will meet on Jan. 26, 2018 for the first time.] ICAP is a statewide technology-commercialization program offered by the Virginia Network of Small […]

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Launch of ‘Virginia is for Entrepreneurs’ Initiative | Va4e.org

Virginia is for Entrepreneurs (VA4E) is an initiative to better match entrepreneurs with potential investors across regions, backgrounds and industries.