~ Press release provided by Page County Economic Development Authority
PAGE COUNTY, Va. — At the Page County Economic Development Authority’s Aug. 17, 2020 meeting, the board voted to purchase subscriptions to two grant databases, from which EDA member Alex White has been creating a regular mailing list in which pertinent grant information is compiled for distribution (via email, etc.) to the eligible organizations of Page County.
This will have a positive multiplier effect allowing organizations in Page County to share solid information on relevant funding without having to each invest in a plethora of exorbitant and redundant membership fees.
There are many great grant-eligible organizations currently operating in Page County, and they all together employ (or facilitate employment for) hundreds of people.
In one of Virginia’s most disadvantaged municipalities, this work is especially important to the healthy operation of our local economy. This network of organizations could benefit from the thousands of dollars that this kind of “grant hub” would bring into our county. An EDA grant hub would go a long way towards allowing local entities to access grant funds that would allow them to continue their economically-vital work.
At even the modest projection of several small grants per year being facilitated by this program, it would have paid for itself several times over in terms of real gains to the vital organizations that keep our economic life afloat. It will do so by attracting dollars from grant programs that may have gone elsewhere without a program like this to share vital information about the opportunities that local organizations can apply for.
To be part of this program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 540-244-6023
The Page County Economic Development Authority is a nine-member appointed body working on local economic issues countywide.