Tag: Grant

By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NPDC) will receive a $1 million grant from Virginia Housing, the not-for-profit formerly known as the Virginia Housing Development Authority, which recently announced a total of $40 million for Virginia’s 21 planning district commissions. The grants will be awarded through the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist property owners in assessing if there are any environmental issues on their property prior to a sale – also called a brownfields grant. What is a brownfield? The EPA defines...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has been approved for more than $3 million in principal forgiveness on a $10 million loan from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the expansion of the town’s sewer system. “We appreciate DEQ’s support of this essential infrastructure project and thank everyone involved...
By Stefanie Jackson – Small businesses in Cape Charles and the surrounding areas still may apply for COVID-19 relief funds from an $845,000 Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) grant that has been only about half spent and expires Oct 1. “Certainly, the last thing we want to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore Rural Health (ESRH) has received a $132,100 grant from the Virginia Health Care Foundation to hire a psychiatric nurse practitioner at the Eastville Community Health Center. “The Virginia Health Care Foundation applauds this important addition of mental health services at Eastern Shore Rural Health...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has received a notice from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality offering the town a low-interest loan for up to $17,255,000 to build a new sewer treatment plant and collection system. The entire project would cost $17 million to $18 million, Director of Utiities Taylor...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County’s two biggest towns, Exmore and Cape Charles, each have received a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Recovery Marketing Leverage Program to help their economies survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Cape Charles received a $20,000 grant through the nonprofit organization, Cape Charles Main Street. The...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Natural Area Preserve, which closed for repairs in late July due to trespassing and unauthorized access to the natural habitats from the boardwalk, reopened last month and is bigger and better than ever. In addition to the repairs that were made, the preserve...
By Stefanie Jackson – As Exmore continues to weigh its options for replacing its outdated sewer plant, including opportunities for both public and private partnerships, one citizen suggested a “third option.” Ken Dufty, an Exmore business owner, opposes an offer from the public Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) to take...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore again will have a representative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development office to help low-income Accomack and Northampton County families purchase or repair new or existing homes, thanks to Congresswoman Elaine Luria’s team. “For too long, Eastern Shore residents were unable...