CDBG Grant Applications Due

The Virginia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides funding to local government’s to address critical community development needs, including housing, infrastructure, and economic development. The goal of the CDBG Program is to improve the economic, social, and physical environments in communities through implementation of activities which primarily benefit low- […]

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Ag. Enterprise Center Feasibility Study Update

In February, Agricultural Enterprise Center Feasibility Study consultant New Venture Advisors, presented a recommended operating model to the CSPDC and Study Team. The preferred model will continue to be evaluated throughout the duration of the study that is scheduled to complete in May. The model’s concept is to build a […]

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Regional Wildfire Protection Plan

This winter, the CSPDC completed the Central Shenandoah Regional Wildfire Protection Plan (CSRWPP) to analyzes wildfire risk and offer mitigation strategies for structures in woodland areas. The CSPDC region has many forested and wildland areas including national forests and a national park that put woodland communities at a higher risk […]

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Results of Telework Survey

In February, the CSPDC in cooperation with the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission conducted a public survey to ascertain the demand for a collective workspace in the Fishersville area. Out of 359 survey respondents, 72% stated that their employment has shifted entirely or partially to […]

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2020 Population Estimates Released

The University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center released the July 1, 2020 Population Estimates for Virginia and its counties and independent cities at the end of January. This data is used by state and local government agencies in funding allocations and planning and budgeting. The CSPDC’s estimated 2020 population was 303,916. Since the […]

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New CSPDC Fiscal Technician, Patricia Lancey

The CSPDC is pleased to announce that Patricia Lancey has been hired as CSPDC’s Fiscal Technician. Pat acquired her Associate in Applied Science in Accounting degree from Piedmont Community College. She has more than 20 years of progressive accounting and management experience in public and private sectors. Pat resides in […]

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Highland County State Park Feasibility Study

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is conducting a feasibility study on the development of a state or regional park in Highland County. On January 26, CSPDC staff and stakeholders from DCR, Virginia Outdoors Foundation and Friends of Highland State Park toured the potential park site on Hayfields […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information Resources

The Virginia Department of Health’s Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) is responsible for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the CSPDC region. The CSHD has launched several helpful resources to ensure accurate information about vaccine distribution reaches the public. Residents can sign-up for CSHD’s weekly COVID-19 e-newsletter  or obtain further up-to-date […]

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Telework Survey

The CSPDC in cooperation with the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, is conducting a public survey to determine the need for a Coworking Space located in the Fishersville area. This survey will ascertain the demand for a Fishersville collective workspace that would include convenient access […]

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