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

Suggested 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

* Adjustments to Ready Regions coverage areas will be considered as part of the Letter of Intent. Ultimately, decisions will be made based on Virginia Early Childhood Foundation’s commitment that the final Ready Regions selected through the competitive process cover all of Virginia equitably.