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The Mountain Ascent — Issue #9

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Spring is almost here! As the mountains warm up, take a gander at these stories of positive change being achieved by Southwest Virginia community members. We hope this inspires you to continue making change happen and to get involved in your own community!

Continue spreading the good news by sharing this newsletter with friends and family and encouraging others to subscribe.

And if you have positive news about the region, make sure to share so we can keep celebrating the ascent of Southwest Virginia.


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New Conservation and Economy Fund for Southwest Virginia

UVA Wise, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, announced the Cumberland Forest Community Fund. The grant program, which will disburse $100,000 in funding to nature-based economic and community development projects, is accepting proposals through March 29.



Rural Virginia Receives More Than $3.8 Million in Grants

Gov. Ralph Northam announced that the funding will be disbursed through Community Development Block Grants in the counties of Montgomery, Scott, and Southampton, the towns of Appomattox and Independence, and the city of Norton. In Scott County and Norton, these funds are slated for community development and water infrastructure projects serving more than 200 low- to moderate-income residents.



New Community College Center Opening Soon in Bluefield

Southwest Virginia Community College’s Bluefield Center in Bluefield, Va., will begin classes on air conditioning and refrigeration, basic electricity and machinery, and more starting March 8.



Coal Equipment Manufacturer Envisions Opportunities in Renewable Energy

Lawrence Brothers Inc. in Tazewell County has been diversifying their products beyond the coal industry for years. Now, they have set their focus on tying into renewable energy sectors with the aid of state funding opportunities.


Job Opportunities

Virtual Event Series: Wise County Cooperative Extension Workshops

 3/11, 3/25 Community Event: Free Medical Care in Pound

 3/12  Webinar: Solar Siting — Smart from the Start

 3/16   Webinar: Abandoned Mine Lands Actions and Updates

 3/17   Virtual Event: New Economy Network Meeting

Virginia Cooperative Extension — Wise County Summer Internship Program

Coomes Recreation Center — Customer Service Associate

Solar Workgroup Internship for High Schoolers — United Way of Southwest Virginia

Pathways — Administrative Assistant, Crisis Stabilization Specialist and more

Tell Officials to Support the RECLAIM Act and Abandoned Mine Land Fund Reauthorization


Join efforts across the nation to support the passage of the RECLAIM Act and Abandoned Mine Land Fund Reauthorization Bill!

The RECLAIM Act Letter Writing Workshops will walk you through need-to-know information on how to contact your legislators and local newspapers. Join us and let your communities and elected officials know that you want to see the cleanup of abandoned mine lands!

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