Governor Glenn Youngkin Recommends Four Projects for Southeast Crescent Regional Commission Funding, Totaling $1.5 Million

Grants will support efforts to create jobs, improve infrastructure, and provide affordable housing

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that he is recommending four projects for funding by the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC), totaling $1.5 million in grants. SCRC will finalize approval of these project awards later this year. 
“The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission supports job creation, affordable housing, increasing infrastructure and improving the lives of the over 51 million residents of the region,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “These funds will support locally driven projects that will spur economic development and help foster strong, vibrant communities.” 
“By funding these, we are able to support economic growth and improve the quality of life for those who call this region home,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “We are taking proactive steps to foster the economic growth of the region, address its unique challenges and commit to its ongoing prosperity.” 
The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) is a federal-state partnership authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill to promote and encourage economic development in areas of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and all of Florida. SCRC invests in projects that support basic infrastructure, business development and natural resources, as well as workforce and labor development. SCRC’s mission is to help create jobs, build communities, and improve the lives of those who reside in the 428 counties of the seven-state region. 
“SCRC grants are an important resource for the ongoing support efforts for the Southeast Crescent region of Virginia,” said Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Director Bryan Horn. “The program’s flexibility allows us to offer targeted assistance in community-identified areas, filling in funding gaps and offering holistic support.” 
Additional information about SCRC is available here.  
2023 SCRC Recommendations: 

Organization Project Name Award
Industrial Development Authority of Brunswick County Brunswick County Produce Project $500,000
Maggie Walker Community Land Trust Oak Grove Resilience: Building a Brighter Future Together $500,000
Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation Emporia Rail Depot Townhomes $350,000
Campbell County Economic Development Department Seneca Commerce Park Grading JKL Sites Project $202,459
Total: $1,552,459