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Deadline: The Southwest Virginia Program 2nd Round Application Deadline is March 14, 2024 Please visit our Southwest Virginia program page for more information. TRRC Southwest Virginia
For resources to support a locality, PDC, ISP, or citizens interested in expanding broadband in their community, please go to: www.commonwealthconnect.virginia.gov

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is a 28-member body created by the 1999 General Assembly. Its mission is the promotion of economic growth and development in formerly tobacco-dependent communities, using proceeds of the national tobacco settlement. To date, the Commission has created tens of thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in Southern and Southwest Virginia.

Latest News

1/17/24 Tobacco Commission Launches Energy Ingenuity Fund

TOBACCO COMMISSION LAUNCHES ENERGY INGENUITY FUND

UP TO $12 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR HIGH-IMPACT ENERGY PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

The new Energy Ingenuity Fund builds on the Commission’s 25 year track record of funding innovative economic development initiatives in Southern and Southwest Virginia. Just as early investments in broadband and site readiness are paying dividends for rural Virginia, this program’s energy sector investments are expected to create not just new jobs and investment in rural Virginia,

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1/9/24 Tobacco Commission Meets In Richmond

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

GOVERNOR YOUNGKIN JOINS COMMISSION IN HONORING THE SERVICE OF SENATOR FRANK RUFF

COMMISSION APPROVES NEW PROGRAMS FOR AGRICULTURE AND ENERGY, CREATES NEW LENDING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE VIRGINIA SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING AUTHORITY

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission held its first of three scheduled meetings for the year on Tuesday, January 9th, in Richmond. The Commission approved 17 funding requests in support of a variety of organizations and initiatives across Southwest and Southern Virginia.

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10/12/23 TOBACCO COMMISSION MEETS IN BLACKSTONE

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BLACKSTONE

APPROVED PROJECTS CONTINUE THE COMMISSION’S SUPPORT OF AGRICULTURE, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, SITE PREPARATION AND MORE IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

Blackstone, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission held its third and final meeting of the year on Thursday, October 12th, in Blackstone. The Commission approved 22 funding requests in support of a variety of organizations and initiatives across Southern and Southwest Virginia.

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5/18/23 TOBACCO COMMISSION MEETS IN ABINGDON

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN ABINGDONAPPROVED PROJECTS CONTINUE THE COMMISSION’S SUPPORT OF EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

Abingdon, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Thursday, May 18th, in Abingdon. The Commission approved 11 funding requests for education programs that will support workforce development efforts across Southern and Southwest Virginia. With its 2021-2022 Workforce Financial Aid awards the Commission supported programs that helped 1,268 students gain valuable education and credentials in high demand fields.

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