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.

NOTE: The tabular data below is best viewed from a tablet or desktop.

Grant Agency Type Open Close
Innovation Crossroads Oak Ridge National Laboratory Innovation 9/17/2019 10/31/2019
Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation: Elements and Framework Implementation Awards National Science National Science Foundation STEM 11/1/2019
R&D Projects on Digital Transformation Challenges, Problems and Future Technologies Naval Air Systems Command Digital Office Research and Development 11/19/2018 11/18/2019
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program USDA Research and Development 12/18/2019
Rural Energy for America Program for Fiscal Year 2020 USDA,Rural Business-Cooperative Service Economic Development 08/30/2019 Multiple Windows throughout 2019
Growing Convergence Research Program National Science Foundation STEM 2/3/2020
Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program - FY 2020 USDA Workforce Development 3/23/2020
Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program - FY 2021 USDA Workforce Development 3/24/2021
W911NF-19-S-0013 Department of Defense Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions U.S. Department of Defense Research and Development 5/30/2019 4/30/2024
Disaster Relief Act 2019 Grant Funds for Community Facilities USDA Economic Development 9/10/20198 Open until funds exhausted
NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Research N00173-18-S-BA01 NIH Research and Development 5/16/2018 Open
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
Technologist in Residence (TIR) NSF Research and Development Open Open
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
Training and Other Activities (TaOA) Grants via the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) NSF Workforce Development, Scholarship Open Open
Round 3 and 4 Virginia Research Investment Fund Workforce Development, Reasearch Multiple windows
Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Projects NSF Research and Development Open Multiple windows