Tag: Grant

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By Stefanie Jackson – As Exmore continues to weigh its options for replacing its outdated sewer plant, including opportunities for both public and private partnerships, one citizen suggested a “third option.”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...
By Stefanie Jackson and Jim Ritch – Just two weeks ago, Cape Charles was discussing at its town council meeting an $845,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) to help its business community recover from the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week,...
By Stefanie Jackson – One of Northampton’s hidden gems, a boardwalk overlooking the seaside behind the county landfill, was badly deteriorated but has been repaired thanks to Northampton public works staff and volunteers from Birding Eastern Shore and Eastern Shore Master Naturalists. The birders were drawn to the project because...
By Stefanie Jackson – Shore Breeze Farms in Cheriton, owned and operated by fourth-generation farmer Steve Sturgis, was recently awarded a $15,000 Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development grant by Gov. Ralph Northam to expand the farm’s hydroponic greenhouse operations. “It is exciting to see homegrown companies like Shore Breeze Farms...