VDOT Announces Transportation Alternatives Program Grant Application Cycle
The next application cycle for the Transportation Alternative (TA) program will begin on May 15, 2019. Funding is available for fiscal years 2021 and 2022. New this year, applicants must submit a pre-application by July 1, 2019. VDOT will review pre-application submissions through August 15, 2019.
Draft Chesapeake Bay & Tributaries Water Quality Plan Available for Public Comment
The Office of the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, through DEQ, has released the Virginia’s Draft Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) for meeting water quality standards within the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries (rivers & streams).
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Region 2000 Local Government Council is returning to its roots by rebranding as the Central Virginia Planning District Commission
Beginning March 2019, the Region 2000 Local Government Council will re-establish itself as the Central Virginia Planning District Commission (CVPDC). Chartered by the General Assembly of Virginia under the Regional
Virginia Career Works - Lynchburg Center Earns One-Stop Affiliate Certification
The Central Virginia Workforce Development Board, administrator of the local Federal Workforce Programs, received notice that the both the Virginia Career Works Center, located at 3125 Odd Fellows Rd., Lynchburg VA, and the YouthWorks affiliate center, located at 1516 Florida Ave., Lynchburg VA, have met the certification requirements for
Area Planning Commissioners Learn Tools of the Trade
On January 31st, more than twenty members of planning commissioners from across the region gathered for a workshop to learn about legal issues relating to planning and zoning, public engagement, and running effective commission meetings. The workshop was hosted by the Central Virginia Planning District Commission (CVPDC) and
New Bicycle, Pedestrian Plan for Town of Bedford Outlines Needed Improvements
Central Virginia PDC staff is working closely with Town of Bedford officials and citizens to create a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan specific to the Town. The Plan will provide a prioritized guide to the Town’s governing body on improving bicycling and walking throughout the Town. The implementation of the plan will contribute to a healthier,
Career Expo for Middle and High School Students – April 9th and 10th
In a joint effort, the Central Virginia Workforce Development Board will be co-hosting a Regional Career Exploration event with the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and Chambers of Commerce throughout the region at Liberty University’s Indoor Track April 9th and 10th. Students from Appomattox, Amherst, Bedford, Campbell County and the City of Lynchburg are invited to attend the event. The event will connect employers to these thousands of students in middle and high school.
GO Virginia Workforce Grant Highlights Collaboration of Three Regions
The Lynchburg, New River Valley and Roanoke Workforce Boards are successfully collaborating on a $300,000 GO Virginia Grant aims to stimulate the region’s economic growth by closing the “skill and interest gaps” among workers in middle-to high skilled occupations in manufacturing, healthcare, and information technology through an increase training opportunities for existing workers and also by developing additional career pathway programs for young people.