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NRV Awarded $250,000 to Develop Early Educators and Cross-Sector Collaboration

NRV Awarded $250,000 to Develop Early Educators and Cross-Sector Collaboration

On December 10, 2018, the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) announced the recipients of six $250,000 Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grants.  These grants were awarded to communities throughout Virginia to field-test strategies and solutions to help more children access high quality preschool.  Another key component of Mixed Delivery project is cross-sector collaboration.

Regional Housing Study Data Training

Regional Housing Study Data Training

Through its partnership with the Virginia Center for Housing Research, Commission staff have now participated in two housing data trainings.  Using data sources such as American Community Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) data, Commission staff learned how to tabulate this data, test for its reliability, and cross-reference multiple data sources to provide a more three-dimensional view of the story the data is telling.

November 2018 Smart Beginnings NRV Update

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. 

Hurricane Florence Information

Hurricane Florence Information

Hurricane Florence may have serious impacts to the New River Valley. Here are some helpful resources to review before the rain sets in.
NRV Mapping of Vulnerable Roadways: This project mapped out potentially hazardous roadways in the region during inclement weather. The maps are shown by location.