The Smart Beginnings NRV program recently completed an Early Childhood Regional Assessment funded by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF). The Regional Assessment explores the outcomes of the current early childhood system, the risk factors influencing these outcomes, the early childhood services currently available, as well as service gaps and challenges by locality.
The Town of Floyd is in the last phase of updating the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, which is a document containing strategic components for long range planning, designed to guide decisions relating to growth, development activities and resources within the Town.
The Town of Christiansburg was recently awarded a $35,000 Planning Grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to explore transformative strategies for three key commercial areas
At the request of Giles County, NRVRC was tasked to assist in updating their Comprehensive Plan, which was previously adopted in 2012. The comprehensive plan, though general in nature, is a vital document for any local government, which sets the vision and direction of the community.
The Children’s Museum of Blacksburg (CMB) is moving to the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg. When it opens at its new home, the museum will be known as Wonder Universe: A Children’s Museum.
In Giles County, over 500 children experience food insecurity and almost half receive free or reduced-price lunch during the school year. For some children, lunch at school is their only meal, so when school is out for the summer they no longer have a guaranteed meal each day.