2020 CARES Act Small Business Grants (Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News)

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In August, the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the agency will award CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants in Virginia. The grants will capitalize and administer Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) that will provide critical gap financing to … Continued

Plum Point Park Kayak Launch – Elizabeth River

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In Norfolk, a new waterfront access point on the Elizabeth River Trail offers outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy the iconic Elizabeth River by kayak. The new public kayak launch located in Plum Point Park is a $246,000 project featuring … Continued

Lynnhaven River Oyster Restoration – Phase II

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After a two year pause, major efforts to restore oyster reefs have resumed in the Lynnhaven River estuary. Construction in at least two sites in the river recently got under way, using hard substrate and fossil shell to build the … Continued

Portsmouth VA – Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Award

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Portsmouth Virginia is listed among American communities honored by the League of American Bicyclists with Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) awards for 2018. Portsmouth had its existing BFC bronze level status renewed. The Bronze BFC award recognizes the collaborative county and … Continued

Lindenwood-Barraud Park Living Shoreline Grant

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The City of Norfolk will receive a $1,252,500 million grant from the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) to construct the Lindenwood-Barraud Park Living Shoreline. Matching funds will be provided through the City’s stormwater capital budget. The National Fish and Wildlife … Continued

Tidewater Virginia Day Trips – Getaways

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Tidewater Virginia contains dozens of interesting destinations that are suitable for day trips, weekend getaways, and other excursions. The Northern Neck is one of Tidewater Virginia’s quietest areas. Home to more 1100 miles of shoreline, the Northern Neck is a … Continued

Virginia Beach Infrastructure Projects

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More than $30 million in new federal funding will support infrastructure improvements projects in Virginia Beach. Projects will include: $17.6 million for sand replenishment in the Resort Area $10 million for the Lynnhaven River Basin Ecosystem Restoration project $925,000 for … Continued