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A community partnership has been established to fund a three-year, $500,000 transformational grant called Accelerating Change Together (ACT). The grant aims to invest in the Hampton Roads nonprofit community, build upon education, and develop a skilled workforce that benefits the nation.

$500,000 ACT Grant funds VBCPS renewable energy technologies program.

The inaugural year’s shared focus on Education & Workforce Development supports the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) addition of a new two-year, half-day Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Renewable Energy Technologies program.

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Hampton Roads Show 2022 ACT Grant Winner Interview
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Committed to the well-being of Hampton Roads.

Recognizing each other’s unwavering commitment to the community, the ACT Grant is an extension of the companies’ existing charitable giving.

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CONNECT Covers BayPort’s ACT Grant

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Contributions Committee Lead Participants

Gary Artybridge, Jr.

Gary Artybridge, Jr.

Manager, Corporate Citizenship
& Education Outreach,
Newport News Shipbuilding

Melissa Hazelwood

Melissa Hazelwood

Director of Social Impact,
Ferguson Cares

Emily MacCartney

Emily MacCartney

Community Affairs, Manager,
Virginia Natural Gas

Nancy Porter

Nancy Porter

Vice President Marketing,
BayPort Credit Union & Executive Director, BayPort Foundation

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We’re on a mission. Tell us about yours.

Just as our companies are working collaboratively to implement this program, we hope the grant will inspire like-minded nonprofits to work together to strengthen the communities where we all live and work. Deadline to submit ACT Grant applications closes on July 31, 2024.

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  • Funds are intended to support a new project
  • Clearly define objectives
  • Demonstrate community need
  • Project plan and 3-year budget
  • Identify the target population
  • Locality breakdown and demographic analysis
  • Impact of failing to implement the program
  • Metrics to track, evaluate, and judge effectiveness
  • Anticipated outcomes of the program
  • Sustainability plan on how the project will survive

The following types of organizations will not be able to apply for a grant under this program:

  • Churches and organizations with a primarily religious purpose; however, organizations with a religious background, whose program benefits the greater good of the community, may apply for consideration, specifically for a non-sectarian program that has neither religious components nor eligibility requirements.
  • Political or propaganda organizations
  • Civic clubs & community/neighborhood organizations
  • Organizations that solely support an individual
  • Organizations will not be eligible if it is the subject of ethical uncertainty or if it places demographic restrictions on the type of persons it serves.
  • Organizations whose programs discriminate based on race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law shall be ineligible.

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