Seed Funded Projects
“I am so grateful for the funding to devote sustained attention to my legacy business project, and equally important, for the connections to the expertise of the VT Office of Economic Development.”
Dr. Elizabeth Morton, Arlington Legacy Business Initiative
“With this seed funding, we have been able to propel our project forward. We have leveraged this funding with several other smaller grants to make connections with service provider and volunteers groups. The resources for travel, meeting spaces, and research assistance has made a critical difference in our work, as we continue to plan for the second annual consortium meeting next fall and to submit an external grant.”
Dr. Katrina Powell, The Refugee and Migrant Partnerships Project
“The Institute for Policy and Governance and the Community Change Collaborative profited strongly from our engagement in Vibrant Virginia. The initiative opened up fresh venues and avenues for inquiry and assistance, prompted a lively deepening of conversation on the dynamics of community change among participating faculty and graduate students and stimulated a number of scholarly efforts. In short, Vibrant Virginia helped us address all elements of the University’s mission while providing needed community development support to locations desiring it.”
Dr. Max Stephenson, Community Change Collaborative
News and Announcements
On October 30, Vibrant Virginia will host the second event in their virtual forum series. Click here to learn more and register for Vibrant Virginia and Beyond.
Current Vibrant Virginia collaborative efforts include a virtual statewide conference series The Vibrant Virginia Forum: Engaging Communities and Higher Education for Shared Prosperity; a book project Vibrant Virginia: Engaging the Commonwealth to Expand Economic Vitality and Inclusivity; and for Virginia Tech, creation of a new leadership team The Virginia Tech Council on Vibrant Virginia, to coordinate efforts and realize commitments to serving all of Virginia’s communities.