In addition to the GO Grants that are awarded by the GO Virginia State Board and research-related grant funds awarded by the Virginia Research Investment Committee (VRIC) there are many other grant opportunities in Virginia and from the federal government through its agencies.

These grants are available to entrepreneurs, educators, developers, and individuals that are seeking to grow Virginia’s economy through transformational projects. Some of these grants could be used to leverage GO Grants or to otherwise help regions advance the needs and opportunities outline in their respective growth and diversification plans.

As the GO Virginia Foundation identifies grant opportunities that are related to GO Virginia priorities, we will list them on this site. This is by no means an exhaustive list of all grant sources, but we hope that this will be a helpful resource for the regions and project leaders.

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Grant Agency Type Posted Date Close Date
Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant USDA Agriculture 5/3/2018 7/2/2018
Feed the Future Innovation Lab For Food Safety 7200AA18RFA00024 USAID Agriculture 5/23/2018 7/2/2018
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006609 USDA Agriculture 5/29/2018 9/30/2019
2018 Rural Economic Development Loan (REDL) and Grant (REDG) Programs USDA Economic Development 5/30/2018 7/24/2018
Rural Cooperative Development Grant RDBCP-RCDG-2018 Dept of Commerce Economic Development, Entreprenuership 5/31/2018 8/29/2018
FY 2018 Regional Innovation Strategies Program DOE Education 5/24/2018 7/25/2018
Language Resource Centers ED-GRANTS-052418-001 SBA Entrepreneurship 5/1/2018 6/1/2018
Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs (PRIME) PRIME-2018-01 Dept of Commerce Entreprenuership 6/11/2018 7/11/2018
Special Projects and Programs to Promote the Growth and Global Competiveness of America’s Growing Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Community MBDA-OBD-2018-2005687 NASA Research and Development 2/14/2018 4/29/2019
Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences 2018 (ROSES-2018) DOE Research and Development 4/23/2018 6/5/2018
Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Competition Dept of Air Force Research and Development 4/30/2018 Open
Multi-INt Operations Technologies And Unification Research (MINOTAUR) BAA-AFRL-RIK-2016-0007 NSF Research and Development 5/3/2018 7/31/2018
Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1 (NSF 18-558) Dept of Air Force Research and Development 5/7/2018 9/30/2021
Foundations of Trusted Computational Information Systems FA8750-17-S-7007 DARPA Research and Development 5/8/2018 7/26/2018
All Source Combat Operations and Targeting (ASCOT) HR001118S0038 DOD Research and Development 5/9/2018 8/16/2018
DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions W911NF-18-S-0006 DOD Research and Development 5/10/2018 9/27/2018
Tick-Borne Disease, Idea Award W81XWH-18-TBDRP-IA DOD Research and Development 5/10/2018 9/27/2018
Tick-Borne Disease, Investigator-Initiated Research Award W81XWH-18-TBDRP-IA DOD Research and Development 5/10/2018 5/9/2019
NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Research N00173-18-S-BA01 NIH Research and Development 5/16/2018 Open
NHLBI SBIR Phase IIB Small Market Awards to Accelerate the Commercialization of Technologies for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders and Diseases DHHS, NIH Research and Development 5/16/2018 8/21/2018
Genetic analysis of non-human animal models to understand the genomic architecture of substance use disorders and addictive behaviors PAR-18-789 DOD Research and Development 5/18/2018 7/6/2018
Bilateral Academic Research Initiative (BARI) Pilot Program W911NF-18-S-0007 DARPA Research and Development 5/18/2018 4/25/2019
DARPA Biological Technologies HR001118S0041 Dept of Energy Research and Development 5/21/2018 7/13/2018
Novel Methods for Making Products from Carbon Dioxide or Coal DE-FOA-0001849 USAMRAA Research and Development 5/21/2018 9/27/2018
Prostate Cancer Research Program USAMRAA Research and Development 5/21/2018 10/4/2018
Autism Research Program DOD Research and Development 5/22/2018 9/19/2018
Center of Excellence for Assured Autonomy in Contested Environments FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2018-0003 Dept of Energy Research and Development 5/23/2018 6/22/2018
Improving Efficiency, Reliability, and Flexibility of Existing Coal-Based Power Plants DE-FOA-0001937 NIH Research and Development 5/23/2018 8/10/2018
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program RFA-RM-18-008 NIH Research and Development 5/23/2018 8/21/2018
NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award Program RFA-RM-18-009 NASA Research and Development 5/24/2018 6/1/2019
Partnerships for Commercial Optical Communication Systems NASA-PCOCS-03 Office of Science Research and Development 5/25/2018 9/30/2018
FY 2018 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program DE-FOA-0001820 National Reconnaissance Office Research and Development 5/30/2018 7/11/2018
FY 2019 Director’s Innovation Initiative to Fund R&D Activities in: Revolutionary Sensing; Revolutionary Apertures; Revolutionary Design; Sensemaking; and, Other Disruptive Concepts and Technology. NRO000-18-R-0266 ARO Research and Development 6/5/2018 7/31/2018
SuperCables Research Program NIH Research and Development 6/8/2018 9/9/2018
Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC) for Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) RFA-TR-18-021 DOD Research and Development 6/14/2018 8/3/2018
Collaborative Center for Aeronautical Sciences FA8650-18-S-2004 DOD Research and Development 6/14/2018 8/13/2018
Center of Excellence on the Design of High Electrical Strength Materials FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2018-0004 Dept of Energy Research and Development 6/25/2018 Notice of Intent only
Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower DE-FOA-0001836 Naval Sea Systems Command Research and Development 7/6/2018 Open
National Shipbuilding Research Program: Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (NSRP ASE) Dept of Energy Research and Development Open 5/20/2019
Technologist in Residence (TIR) NSF Research and Development Open Open
Advanced Manufacturing (AM) Research Program Dept of Energy Research and Development Open 10/3/2018
American-Made Solar Prize NSF Research and Development Open 11/1/2018
Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Projects NSF Research and Development Open Multiple windows
Computer and Network Systems (CNS) Projects DOE Research and Development Open Open
Research in Special Education NSF Research and Development Open Open
Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) Research Program PD 18-7564 NSF Research and Development, Entreprenuership Open Open
I-Corps National Innovation Network Teams Program DOE Workforce Development 5/18/2018 7/17/2018
Pathways to STEM Apprenticeship for High School Career and Technical Education Students Demonstration Program DOL Workforce Development 5/18/2018 9/18/2018
YouthBuild FOA-ETA-18-04 DOD Workforce Development 5/22/2018 7/18/2018
Defense Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Consortium W911NF-18-S-0008 DOE Workforce Development 5/24/2018 7/13/2018
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) State Grants Program ED-GRANTS-060718-001 DOL Workforce Development 6/18/2018 7/15/2018
Training and Other Activities (TaOA) Grants via the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) NSF Workforce Development, Scholarship Open Open