Ready Regions Grant Opportunity

Ready Regions

A statewide network of Ready Regions will be established to ensure equitable opportunities for all families with young children to thrive. Ready Regions will be Virginia’s on-the-ground early childhood systems builders responsible for coordination and integration of essential services and resources starting with a focus on early childhood care and education (ECCE).


  • 8/18/21: Letter of Intent (LOI) Released
  • 8/25/21: LOI Informational Webinar at noon (Watch Recording Now)
  • 9/10/21: LOI Due by 5pm
  • 9/27/21: Request for Proposals for Full Applications Released (selected communities will be invited to submit full applications based on review of LOI)
  • 11/30/21: Full Applications due by 5pm
  • 12/17/21: Grant Awards Announced
  • January 2022: Grants Begin

Timeline subject to change.

Grant Resources:

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Ready Regions Communities Map

Regional Coverage Areas

Ready Regions

Cities: Bristol, Galax, Norton, Radford

Counties: Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe

Ready Regions

Cities: Buena Vista, Covington, Lexington, Martinsville, Patrick, Roanoke, Salem

Counties: Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Henry, Highland, Roanoke, Rockbridge

Ready Regions

Cities: Danville, Halifax, Lynchburg

Counties: Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Brunswick, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward

Ready Regions

Cities: Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond

Counties: Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, Surry, Sussex

Ready Regions

Cities: Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach

Counties: Accomack, Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Northampton, Southampton

Ready Regions

Cities: Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg

Counties: Essex, Gloucester, James City, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland, York

Ready Regions

Cities: Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church

Counties: Arlington, Fairfax

Ready Regions

Cities: Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park

Counties: Caroline, Culpeper, Fauquier, King George, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford

Ready Regions

Cities: Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Winchester

Counties: Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Clarke, Fluvanna, Frederick, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren