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ContentsStatewideBusiness-to-BusinessU.S. Department of Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–1Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–1West Virginia Development Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–5Export Promotion Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–5West Virginia Division of Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–7Biomass Availability Assessments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–7West Virginia Division of Forestry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–9Forest Product Utilization and Marketing Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–9WV Department of Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–13State Purchasing Process.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–13State Surplus Property Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–15WVU Research Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–17WVU Economic Development Office.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–17Community SupportU.S. Environmental Protection Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–1National Clean Diesel Campaign .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–1West Virginia Development Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–3Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–3Community Participation Program (CPP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–5Flex-E-Grant .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–7Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–9Local Economic Development (LED) Matching Grant Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–11Main Street West Virginia.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–13Small Cities Block Grant (SCBG).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–17West Virginia ON TRAC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–19WV Department of Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–21Industrial Access Road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–21Recreational Trails Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–23W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C Ei


Statewide continuedFinancial Assistance continuedWest Virginia Tax Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D–31Construction trades apprenticeship training tax credit.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–31Consumers Sales and Service Tax and Use-Tax Exemption for Purchases ofTangible Personal Property and Services Directly Used in Manufacturing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–33Consumers Sales & Service Tax & Use-Tax Exemption for Qualified Purchases Used inConstruction or Expansion of a Qualified Warehouse or Distribution Facility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–35Corporate Headquarters Relocation Credit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D–37Corporate Net Income Tax Deduction for Investment in Pollution Control Equipment.. . . . . . . . D–39Economic Opportunity Tax Credit.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–41Film Industry Investment Tax Credit.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–43Five for Ten Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–45Freeport Property Tax Exemption .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–47High Technology Manufacturers Credit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–49Jobs Creation Tax Credit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–51Manufacturing Inventory Property Tax Adjustment Credit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D–53Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–55Payment In Lieu of Taxes.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–57Sales & Use Tax “Contractors Pass Through” Exemption.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–59Small Business Tax Credit.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–61Special Property Tax Valuation For Air and Water Pollution Abatement Equipment .. . . . . . . . . . . D–63Special Property Tax Valuation For Aircraft Owned or Leased byCommercial Airlines or Private Carriers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–65Special Property Tax Valuation for Molds, Jigs, Dies, Forms, Patterns andTemplates Directly Used in Manufacturing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–67Special Property Tax Valuation For Servers & Tangible Personal Property Directly Usedin a High-technology Business or in an Internet Advertising Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–69Strategic Research & Development Tax Credit .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–71West Virginia Commercial Patent Incentives Tax Credit.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–73WorkForce West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D–75Military Incentive Program (MIP) Act of 1991.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–75On-the-Job Training (OJT).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–77WV Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety (DMAPS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D–81www.grants.gov.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–81WV Department of Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–83Industrial Access Road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D–83Recreational Trails Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–85Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–87W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C Eiii


Statewide continuedFinancial Assistance continuedWV Economic Development Authority (WVEDA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D–91Loan Insurance Program/Leveraged Technology Loan Program*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–91West Virginia Certified Development Corporation (Small Business Administration 504 Loan).. . D–93WVEDA Direct Loan Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–95WV Higher Education Policy Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D–97WV Research Trust Fund (Bucks-for-Brains). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–97HR AssistanceWest Virginia Department of Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E–1Hospitality Training (i.e., customer service, food safety, ServSafe).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E–1West Virginia Workplace Education Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E–3WorkForce West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E–5ACT WorkKeys Job Profiling.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E–5Federal Bonding Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E–7Job Orders/Recruitment .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E–9WVU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies & Development, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E–11Non-Profit, Training & Development Organization.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E–11Technical AssistanceINNOVA Commercialization Group, an initiative of the WVHTC Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . F–1Commercialization Services and Early Stage Investment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–1Marshall University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–3Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–3Regional Contracting Assistance Center, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–5RCAC, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–5Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–7RCBI - Multiple Programs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–7U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–9National Clean Diesel Campaign .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–9West Virginia Development Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–11Business Coaching.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–11Business Coaching for Existing and Potential Businesses in Area of International Trade.. . . . . . . . . F–13Business Coaching for Special Emphasis Business Owners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–15Business Coaching for Veterans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–17ivB U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Statewide continuedTechnical Assistance continuedWest Virginia Development Office continued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–19Export Promotion Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–19Innovation & Technology-Based Coaching Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–21Main Street West Virginia.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–23Sustainable Growth Workshop.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–27WV SBIR/STTR Assistance Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–29West Virginia Division of Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–31Biomass Availability Assessments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–31Industrial Energy Assessments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–33Student Energy Intern Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–35West Virginia Division of Forestry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–37Forest Product Utilization and Marketing Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–37West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–41West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–41West Virginia University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–43Research and Data Services .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–43Wheeling Jesuit University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–45Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–45WorkForce West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–47West Virginia Labor Market Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–47WV Department of Environmental Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–49Business Ombudsman .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–49WV Division of Natural Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–51U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–51WV Office of Geographical Information Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–53Broadband Mapping Program (BMP).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–53WV SCORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–55SCORE Volunteer Technical Assistance.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–55WVU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies & Development, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–57Non-Profit, Training & Development Organization.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–57WVU Research Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–61WVU Economic Development Office.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F–61W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C Ev


RegionalBusiness-to-BusinessAdvantage Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G–1Advantage Valley .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G–1I-79 Development Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G–3Marketing, Collaboration, Economic Development .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G–3West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G–5WV Hardwood Alliance Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G–5Community SupportBel-O-Mar Regional Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–1Interstate Regional Council of Governments.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–1Brooke-Hancock Regional Planning and Development Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–3WV Regional Planning and Development Council .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–3Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–7Multiple Programs .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–7City of Martinsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .H–9Multiple Programs .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–9Region 4 Planning and Development Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–11Multiple Programs .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–11Region II Planning and Development Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–13Multiple Programs .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–13Region VII Planning and Development Council (PDC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–15Regional Community & Economic Development.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H–15viB U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Regional continuedFinancial AssistanceCentral Appalachia Empowerment Zone Of WV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J–1Small Business Micro Loan program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–1First Microloan of West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–3SBA Microloan.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–3Harrison County Economic Alliance Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–5Buy-down Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–5Marion Regional Development Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J–7Fairmont B&O Tax Credit Ordinance 1180. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–7Marion County Development Authority Revolving Loan Fund.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–9SBA Microloan Program through Washington County Council on Economic Development.. . . . J–11City of Martinsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J–13Multiple Programs .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–13Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J–15Revolving Loan Fund Programs .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–15Northern WV Brownfield Assistance Center (NBAC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J–17Brownfield Revitalization Funding & Technical Support.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–17Putnam County Development Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J–19Putnam County Business Finance Team .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–19Real Estate Sales Price Reduction.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–21Tax abatement (PILOT – Payment in Lieu of Taxes) .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–23Region I Planning and Development Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–25Region I Revolving Loan Fund .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–25Region 8 Planning and Development Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–27Multiple Programs .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–27Regional Economic Development Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–29SBA 504 Loan Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J–29W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C Evii


Regional continuedTechnical AssistanceAdvantage Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L–1Advantage Valley .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L–1Charleston Area Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L–3Small Business Incubator.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L–3I-79 Development Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L–5Marketing, Collaboration, Economic Development .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L–5Marion Regional Development Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L–7Main Street Fairmont Façade Grant.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L–7Main Street Fairmont Sign Grant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L–11Northern WV Brownfield Assistance Center (NBAC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L–15Brownfield Revitalization Funding & Technical Support.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L–15Region 4 Planning and Development Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L–17Multiple Programs .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L–17Regional Intergovernmental Council (WV Region III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L–19Regional Planning Council .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L–19West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L–21WV Hardwood Alliance Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L–21Organization Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O–1Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1The West Virginia Business Resource Directory is an informational tool to assist businesses and organizations in findingthe right resources for incentives and programs that assist economic development. All information is provided byorganizations and is not necessarily an endorsement by the West Virginia Development Office. All efforts have beenmade to provide the latest updates and accurate information, although program information is not guaranteed.viiiB U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Business-to-Business SupportS t a t e w i d eU.S. Department of AgricultureProgram: Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)ContactAlfred J. Lewis, State Executive Director304.284.4800Alfred.Lewis@wv.usda.govwww.fsa.usda.gov/bcapTargetAudienceFundingIndividuals, entities, small businesses, large businessesFederalTotal available: Determined upon FYApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:No annual payment limitation. Matching payments are available for a durationof 2 years, for up to a matching amount of $45 per dry ton delivered to aqualified Biomass facility. Establishment and annual rental payment amountsfor acres within an approved project area are controlled by contract/agreementamount. Matching payments may also be received in combination withestablishment and annual rental payment amounts.Applications to receive matching payments for delivery of biomass cropsare accepted on a continuous basis once a conversion facility is qualified.Proposals for Project Areas to be devoted to Biomass Crops are acceptedperiodically. Applications to enter into contract/agreement for annual rentalcontract/agreement are announced after a project area is approved and maybe continuous or periodic.Deadlines:No specific deadlines apply. Funding is provided on a fiscal year basis (10/1 –9/30). Delivery of eligible material and establishment of biomass crops mayhave performance deadlines established on a per application basis.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E A–1


Business-to-Business SupportS t a t e w i d eU.S. Department of Agriculture continued ...Program: Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)DescriptionThe Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) is a voluntary program designedto help reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil, improve domestic energy security,reduce carbon pollution, and spur rural economic development and jobcreation. This is achieved through incentives to establish, cultivate, and harvestbiomass for heat, power, bio-based products, and biofuels. Matching paymentsare available for agricultural and forest land owners and operators for thecollection, harvest, storage, and transportation (CHST) of eligible material foruse in a Biomass Conversion Facility (BCF). Cost shares are available for theestablishment of perennial biomass crops, and annual rental payments areavailable for maintaining eligible biomass crops. Renewable biomass consistingof both herbaceous and woody biomass crops is eligible under this program.WV economic development is assisted through job creation related to thecollection, harvest, storage, and transportation of the biomass crops along withthe increase in power, heat, bio-based products, and biofuels opportunitiescreated among industry. Furthermore, development is assisted throughreducing the financial risk of growing crops at an unexplored scale.EligibleApplicantsEligible applicants for BCAP incentives include a producer of an eligiblecrop, including a person or entity with the legal right to collect or harvesteligible material.Through the collection, harvest, storage, and transportation of biomassmaterial, numerous opportunities present themselves for job creation.Likewise, with the delivery of materials to a facility that produces heat, power,bio-based products, or biofuels, the creation and expansion of industry hasnumerous possibilities.A–2 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Business-to-Business SupportS t a t e w i d eU.S. Department of Agriculture continued ...Program: Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)Restrictions • This is a new and developing voluntary program. Specific eligibility andfunding availability are based on the development of program proceduresand rules along with the congressional approval of funding on a fiscalyear basis.• Delivery of biomass materials must be to a qualified biomass conversionfacility, recognized and identified by USDA.• Matching payments are available for delivered material at a rate of $1 foreach $1 paid up to $45 per dry ton.• Matching payments are available for a payment duration of 2 years from thedate of the first payment.• Eligible biomass for matching payments must be collected or harvesteddirectly from the land and must be harvested in accordance with anapproved conservation, forest stewardship, or equivalent plan.• Incentives are not available if FSA determines that the biomass would bediverted from existing markets.• Eligible crops include herbaceous and woody materials as identified andapproved by USDA.• Applicants must apply for benefits at their local USDA/FSA County Office.• Project areas must be proposed and approved by USDA prior to acceptance.• Cost share of up to 75% may be paid for the establishment of perennialbiomass crops within a project area. Annual crop establishment is noteligible for cost share.• Annual rental payments may be made for land under contract/agreementwithin approved project areas only.• Annual payments are limited to 5 years for herbaceous biomass and 15 yearsfor woody biomass.• Matching payments are available for crops harvested within and outside ofproject areas.• Eligible land outside of a project area includes Forest Service land and non-Federal land (includes land owned by State and local Government entities inaddition to privately owned land).• Eligible land within a project area may include agricultural and non-industrialprivate forestland, but does not include federal or state owned land.• Additional information is available at www.fsa.usda.gov/bcapW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E A–3


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West Virginia Division of EnergyProgram: Biomass Availability AssessmentsBusiness-to-Business SupportS t a t e w i d eContactJeff Herholdt, director304.558.2234jeff.f.herholdt@wv.govShawn Grushecky304.293.9417ahc.caf.wvu.edu/joomla/TargetAudienceFundingBusinesses interested in using biomass as an energy resource.FederalTotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Technical assistance only.Requests are made to the Appalachian Hardwood Center at WVU or to the WVDivision of Energy for a listing of available wood resources for energy purposes.Deadlines: Continuous.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe Appalachian Hardwood Center at WVU provides biomass availabilityassessments for businesses using wood as a process input. The center candetermine within 50 and 100 miles the amount of chips, bark, sawdust andslash. Contact Shawn Grushecky, (304) 293-9417.Any business interested in wood residue as an energy source.Certain requirements for payment and removal of property may apply.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E A–7


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Business-to-Business SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Division of Forestry continued ...Program: Forest Product Utilization and Marketing ProgramDescriptionContinuedHardwood Alliance Zone (www.westvirginia.haz)This organization is composed of economic development personnel fromthe following counties: Barbour, Lewis, Preston, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur,Webster. This group is charged with developing economic growth of the forestproducts industry within this geographical area. Due to the quantity andquality of the timber source and the existence of industrial opportunities, thisseven county area is considered the center of the WV forest products industry.Monthly meetings are held to discuss industry trends, product marketing ideas,and development of plans to increase the economic output of the WV forestproducts industry in this region.Appalachian Hardwood Center (www.ahc.caf.wvu.edu)Provides relevant, natural resource-based outreach and extension programs,technical assistance, and research for businesses, communities, and individualslocated in the Appalachian forest region. These efforts, where possible, promotemultiple uses of natural resources in ways that are sustainable and compatible.Wood Education and Resource Center (www.na.fs.fed.us/werc/)The Wood Education and Resource Center, located in Princeton, WV is an USDAForest Service facility with offices, training facilities, and a rough mill. The WERCmission is to facilitate interaction and information exchange with the forestproducts industry to enhance opportunities for sustained forest productsproduction in the eastern hardwood forest region of the United States.US Forest Service (www.fs.fed.us/)This federal government agency is responsible for the management of 193million acres of land in order to restore and enhance landscapes, protectand enhance water resources, develop climate change resiliency and helpcreate jobs that will sustain communities. Many USFS employees assist stategovernments with projects on federal land within the state.A–10 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Business-to-Business SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Division of Forestry continued ...Program: Forest Product Utilization and Marketing ProgramDescriptionContinuedLogging Capacity DatabaseThis project is a data collection that pertains to the logging industry. Thedata obtained includes: number and types of logging equipment, numberof workers, and general business operating procedures. This informationwill enable the WVDOF to evaluate the timber harvest volume that can beaccomplished with the recorded data in comparison with the volume neededby the forest products industry each year.Timber Product Output (TPO)This project is a collection of data that identifies the products produced fromthe forests in West Virginia and the volume of timber for major species foreach county. This tool is useful when determining the location of additionalwood processing plants and therefore can be used to plan for future economicexpansion in the state of West Virginia.EligibleApplicantsAny individual or company that operates a business, within the state ofWest Virginia, that produces or manufacturers a product from wood. Thisproduction or manufacturing can involve any form of wood including, but notlimited to: trees, logs, lumber, post and rail fence, flooring, cabinets, furniture,home furnishings, dimension/millwork, moulding, flooring, architecturalmillwork, trusses, pallets, wood pellets, log homes, and railroad ties.RestrictionsA–12 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


WV Department of AdministrationProgram: State Purchasing ProcessBusiness-to-Business SupportS t a t e w i d eContactDavid Tincher, Purchasing Director304.558.2538David.Tincher@wv.govwww.state.wv.us/admin/purchaseTargetAudienceFundingAny business interested in doing business with the state of West Virginia.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AVendors are encouraged to participate in the state’s competitive purchasingprocess. The first step is to visit the Purchasing Division’s Vendor ResourceCenter, at www.state.wv.us/admin/purchase/vrc/default.html.A link is available at this site for the Vendor Registration and DisclosureStatement form, which is the first step to becoming a registered vendor.If applicable, an annual $125.00 registration fee is required for vendorsselling competitive commodities or services who receive purchase ordersexceeding $1,000.00. This fee provides vendors with access to the West VirginiaPurchasing Bulletin, which lists all solicitations for state agencies exceeding$25,000.00. A direct link to the registration form is www.state.wv.us/admin/purchase/vrc/wv1.pdf.Deadlines: Continuous.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E A–13


Business-to-Business SupportS t a t e w i d eWV Department of Administration continued ...Program: State Purchasing ProcessDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe state of West Virginia acquires a variety of commodities and services toefficiently operate our agencies and their respective programs. Purchasinglaws, regulations and procedures have been implemented to protect theinterest of all parties (i.e. taxpayers, state agencies and businesses participatingin the procurement process). Each year, our state agencies purchase millionsof dollars in commodities and services from thousands of vendors. ThePurchasing Division has the responsibility to ensure that taxpayers’ dollars arebeing spent according to statutory and regulatory requirements in an ethicaland cost-efficient manner. The state budget is approved and based on a fiscalyear. The fiscal year for the State of West Virginia is July 1 through June 30. ThePurchasing Division is bound by West Virginia Code §5A-3, the Code of StateRules 148 CSR 1 and detailed guidelines in the Purchasing Division ProceduresHandbook.Vendors who sell commodities and services.Certain state agencies and/or specific commodities or services may be exemptfrom the Purchasing Division’s competitive purchasing process. For a list ofexemptions, visit www.state.wv.us/admin/purchase/PurchasingExemptions/default.html.A–14 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


WV Department of AdministrationProgram: State Surplus Property ProgramBusiness-to-Business SupportS t a t e w i d eContactKen Frye, Surplus Property Manager304.766.2626800.576.7587Ken.O.Frye@wv.govwww.state.wv.us/admin/purchase/surplus/public.htmlTargetAudienceFundingAny business interested in obtaining property for its operation.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AThe Surplus Property Program is made available to the public through variousmethods, including public auctions, daily retail sales and online auctions (www.GovDeals.com). There is no charge to participate in this program.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionThe West Virginia State Agency for Surplus Property oversees the state SurplusProperty Program, which enables the public, meaning businesses like yours, toobtain various items through public auctions, online auctions and daily retailsales. The types of property available vary; however, most often office furniture(chairs, desks, filing cabinets, and credenzas), computers, vehicles, kitchenequipment, tools and household items are available for sale.The West Virginia State Agency for Surplus Property is located at 2700 CharlesAvenue, Dunbar, WV, with business hours of 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Although property changes at a quick pace, some information relating toavailable items are located at the agency’s website at www.state.wv.us/admin/purchase/surplus/public.html.Businesses obtaining property from the West Virginia State Agency forSurplus Property will experience a substantial savings from buying new in theopen market.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E A–15


Business-to-Business SupportS t a t e w i d eWV Department of Administration continued ...Program: State Surplus Property ProgramEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsAll businesses are eligible to participate.Certain requirements for payment and removal of property may apply.A–16 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


WVU Research OfficeProgram: WVU Economic Development OfficeBusiness-to-Business SupportS t a t e w i d eContactRuss Lorince, Director, Economic Development304.293.4806russ.lorince@mail.wvu.eduresearch.wvu.eduDeanna Whorton, Administrative Assistant304.293.5913deanna.whorton@mail.wvu.eduTargetAudienceFundingBusiness prospects and established companies which seek research oracademic collaboration; economic development agencies seeking supportfrom higher education. Emphasis is on technology-based companies.State, federal and private industry.Total available:All monies dedicated to the program. No grant or loan funds available.ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive: 0Simply contact Russ Lorince to seek assistance.Deadlines: NoneDescriptionWVU Economic Development attempts to leverage the university’s assets andresources to support economic growth and diversity in the state. We workwith individual companies, entrepreneurs, capital sources and economicdevelopment agencies to create jobs in WV.Businesses obtaining property from the West Virginia State Agency forSurplus Property will experience a substantial savings from buying new in theopen market.EligibleApplicantsOur ability to assist to limited only by the nature of the request and whetherWVU has the assets needed to provide support.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E A–17


Business-to-Business SupportS t a t e w i d eWVU Research Office ...Program: WVU Economic Development OfficeRestrictionsWVU is not a source of funding.A–18 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyProgram: National Clean Diesel CampaignCommunity SupportS t a t e w i d eContactKathy Cosco, Chief Communications Officer304.926.0499 x 1267Kathy.Cosco@WV.govTargetAudienceFundingFederalTotal available:Varies each yearApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Depends on specific grant (National, Emerging Technologies, SmartWayFinance) and amount appropriated by Congress for a given year.EPA puts out Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for these competitive grants once ayear at the following website: www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/grantfund.htmDeadlines:The program deadlines for the competitive grants are set by EPA at the timethe funding becomes available.DescriptionEPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) promotes clean air strategiesby working with manufacturers, fleet operators, air quality professionals,environmental and community organizations, and state and local officials toreduce diesel emissions.As a result of EPA regulations, diesel engines manufactured today are cleanerthan ever. Recent diesel rulemakings have focused on light- and heavy-dutyhighway vehicles, nonroad diesel equipment, locomotive and marine engines,and large ocean-going vessels.EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign website is www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/index.htm.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E B–1


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eU.S. Environmental Protection Agency continued ...Program: National Clean Diesel CampaignEligibleApplicantsEligible entities under the National Clean Diesel Emission Reduction Program’scompetitive funding opportunities include U.S. regional, State, local or tribalagencies or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality,or nonprofit organizations or institutions that: 1) represent or provide pollutionreduction or educational services to persons or organizations that own oroperate diesel fleets; or 2) have, as their principle purpose, the promotion oftransportation or air quality. EPA encourages private fleet owners to partner witheligible entities for the implementation of diesel emission reduction projects.In most cases, a non-profit that is not a 501(c)(3) can apply. Non-profitorganizations, as defined by OMB Circular A-122, means any corporation, trust,association, cooperative, or other organization which is operated primarilyfor scientific, educational, service, charitable, or similar purposes in the publicinterest, is not organized primarily for profit, and uses its net proceeds tomaintain, improve, and/or expand its operations.For this purpose, the term “non-profit organization” includes non-profitinstitutions of higher education and hospitals. Non-profit organizationsdescribed in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage inlobbying activities as defined in Section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Actof 1995 are not eligible to apply. See Section III.A. of the RFP for all detailsregarding eligible entities.RestrictionsAwards cannot be used to meet federal, state, or local emissions reductionsmandates. Retrofit technologies must be EPA or CARB-certified or verified(www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/verification/verif-list.htm). Idle reductiontechnologies must be EPA-verified, and technologies from EPA’s EmergingTechnologies List must be used. Early replacement and repowers with certifiedengine configurations may be partially reimbursed if certain EPA emissionsrequirements are met.Applicant eligibility, project eligibility, and vehicle, equipment andengine eligibility are defined by the competitive grants, and have specificrequirements that are detailed in EPA’s “Questions and Answers: FY 2011Request for Proposals (RFP)” at www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/documents/fy11-faq-20110202.pdf.B–2 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)Community SupportS t a t e w i d eContactJames Bush, Community Development Representative304.558.2234James.E.Bush@wv.govwww.wvdo.org/ARCTargetAudienceFundingState and local units of government, public and private non-profits. Individualsand businesses are not eligible for ARC assistance.Federal – congressional appropriationsTotal available: Approximately $5-$6 millionApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:NoApplications are accepted on an annual basis.Deadlines:Program deadlines may vary. Please consult our office.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E B–3


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)DescriptionThe Appalachian Regional Commission provides federal grant funds for thesupport of economic and community development in West Virginia and 12 otherstates in the Appalachian Region. The goal of ARC is to create opportunities forself-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life.Projects must support one of the four ARC goals:• Increase job opportunities and per capita income in Appalachia to reachparity with the nation.• Strengthen the capacity of the people of Appalachia to compete in theglobal economy.• Develop and improve Appalachia’s infrastructure to make the Regioneconomically competitive.• Build the Appalachian Development Highway System to reduce Appalachia’sisolation.Activities generally eligible for funding include, but are not limited to,projects that:• Improve infrastructure for community and economic development.• Improve educational opportunities and workforce skills.• Improve health care resources.• Increase entrepreneurial opportunities.• Increase civic and leadership capacity.EligibleApplicantsState and local units of government, public and private non-profits. Individualsand businesses are not eligible for ARC assistance.Matching rates vary depending upon the location of the project. Please consultour office for matching requirements.RestrictionsActivities generally not eligible for ARC assistance include, but are not limitedto, construction of libraries, hospitals, parks and playgrounds, schools, andpublic office buildings. No direct support to private businesses, however, theymay be eligible for loan assistance from one of the ARC-supported revolvingloan fund programs in the state. Contact our office for more details.B–4 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Community Participation Program (CPP)Community SupportS t a t e w i d eContactDebbie LeggDebbie.L.Legg@wv.govKelly WorkmanKelly.A.Workman@wv.gov304.558.2234www.wvdo.org/cppTargetAudienceFundingState and local units of government, public and private non-profits. Individualsand businesses are not eligible.State General RevenueTotal available: Approximately $5-$6 millionApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Generally, Participation grants do not exceed $50,000, although the amountof each grant will vary depending upon the nature of the project. Most grantsrange from $5,000 to $25,000.Applications are accepted throughout the year.Deadlines:The Participation Program is administered according to the state fiscal year,July 1 to June 30. Applications are considered during the fiscal year in whichthey are received.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E B–5


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Community Participation Program (CPP)DescriptionThe Community Participation Grant Program provides state grant funds forcommunity and economic development projects throughout West Virginia.With community involvement, the Participation Program enables communitiesto expand, build and improve a variety of public facilities and services.Eligible activities include permanent public improvement projects, such asbusiness and industrial parks, infrastructure, parks and recreation, public safety,water and wastewater systems, economic development, city hall and courthousefacilities, streets and sidewalks, preservation and other public investments.Participation grants are approved by the Governor of the State ofWest Virginia and administered by the West Virginia Development Office.Local matching funds are required. For additional information about theCommunity Participation Program, please call the West Virginia DevelopmentOffice at 304-558-4010.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsCounties, municipalities and incorporated towns, public service districts,independent boards and authorities within counties or municipalities,including county and city development authorities, park and recreation boards,public water and sanitary boards and county boards of education.Activities generally not eligible for funding include, but are not limited to,salaries, food, travel, utilities, rent, scholarships, postage, professional dues andother administrative expenses. Please contact our office for more details.B–6 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Flex-E-GrantCommunity SupportS t a t e w i d eContactJames Bush, Community Development Representative304.558.2234James.E.Bush@wv.govwww.wvdo.org/FlexeTargetAudienceFundingState and local units of government, public and private non-profits. Individualsand businesses are not eligible for Flex-E-Grant assistance.FederalTotal available: Approximately $200,000 – $300,000ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Maximum amount is $10,000 total project cost per project.Applications are accepted on an annual basis.Deadlines:Program deadlines may vary. Please consult our office.DescriptionThe Flex-E-Grant program is a capacity-building grant that provides smallgrants ($10,000 maximum total project cost) that are used to build the capacityof individuals, organizations, and communities to become more effective incommunity and economic development. Capacity-building develops andstrengthens local community leadership, planning, and civic engagement thatare critical for long-term and sustainable community and economic growth.Program primarily focuses on Appalachian Regional Commission distressedcounties with special appropriations available in designated at risk andtransitional counties.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E B–7


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Flex-E-GrantEligibleApplicantsState and local units of government, public and private non-profits. Individualsand businesses are not eligible for Flex-E-Grant assistance.Matching rates vary depending upon the project location. For projects in ARCdesignateddistressed counties, matching rates are at least 10% of the totalproject cost. For projects in at-risk counties, the matching rate is at least 15% ofthe total project cost. For projects in transitional counties, the matching rate isat least 20% of the total project cost. For multi-county projects, please consultour office.RestrictionsActivities that are generally not eligible for Flex-E-Grant assistance includeequipment and construction costs, personnel-related costs, and indirect costs.B–8 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)Community SupportS t a t e w i d eContactJames S. Marshall, Landscape Architect304.957.2041James.S.Marshall@wv.govwww.wvdo.org/LWCFTargetAudienceFundingThis program is for the benefit of all citizens and helps improve the quality oflife for the community in which it serves.Federal – U.S. Dept. of InteriorTotal available: varies $400,000 – $1,500,000 annuallyApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Maximum of $100,000 grantRequest for applications are typically made annually in late NovemberDeadlines:Application deadline is typically at the end of JanuaryDescriptionEligibleApplicantsThe LWCF program is a 50% matching grant that provides funding for theacquisition and/or development of high-quality, public outdoor recreationalareas throughout West Virginia. Proposed projects must be consistent with theStatewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). Funding prioritieswithin the West Virginia SCORP are for larger projects having area-widebenefits, which would improve the quality of life for residents as well as attractand support heritage tourism efforts or visitor experiences, or which containsubstantial commitments of private sector funds.Applicants are limited to units of local government, state government agencies,and independent park boards/commissions/districts.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E B–9


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)RestrictionsProject areas are restricted to publicly owned outdoor recreation areas; such ascommunity parks, nature areas, playfields, etc. Once assisted the property mustremain as an outdoor recreation area in perpetuity by means of a restrictionplaced on the property deed.B–10 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Local Economic Development (LED) Matching Grant ProgramContactTom Saunders304.558.2234Tom.J.Saunders@wv.govwww.wvdo.org/LEDTargetAudienceFundingLocal and Regional Economic Development Authorities and Regional Planningand Development CouncilsState AppropriationsTotal available: $1,705,440ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:$31,008 is the maximum amount of funding available per countyApplications are available through the West Virginia Development Office ona first come first serve basis. Applications are received from July 1st throughApril 30th.Deadlines:The LED Grant is open annually from July 1st through April 30th. April 30th isthe final day to apply.DescriptionThe purpose of the LED program is to enhance the capacity of local economicdevelopment organizations to undertake economic development activitiesand to complete companion Certified Development Community (CDC)program requirements.The program is open to any community in West Virginia. For the purpose ofthis program, a community is either a county or multi-county region.Matching grants, up to $31,008 per county, will be made available to countyor regional economic development organizations that commit to followingthe guidelines established through the CDC program and that also meet thegrant program criteria. Eligible applicants must be designated by the countycommission as the county’s lead economic development entity.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E B–11


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Local Economic Development (LED) Matching Grant ProgramEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe following organizations are eligible as long as the county commissionhas issued a resolution designating the group as the county’s lead economicdevelopment entity.• County development corporations or authorities• A multi-county or regional development corporation or authority• Regional Planning and Development CouncilsMatching grants, up to $31,008 per county, will be made available to county orregional economic development organizations that commit to following theguidelines established through the CDC program and that also meet the grantprogram criteria.Applicants representing a single county must have a cash match equal to theamount of the grant. Applicants representing multi-county or regional economicdevelopment organizations must have cash to match half the grant amount.B–12 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Main Street West VirginiaContactMonica Miller, ManagerCommunity Development304.957.2049Monica.D.Miller@wv.govwww.wvmainstreet.comTargetAudienceFundingAll businesses and professional service providers located in the commercialdistricts of certified Main Street West Virginia communities are eligible fortechnical assistance through their local Main Street organization.Federal, StateTotal available:Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:No.Technical assistance is provided in the following areas:• Market Analysis;• Community Branding;• Design services:»»Commercial streetscape, pedestrian safety issues and traffic flow studies ;»»Historic tax credit analysis;»»Façade, signage and lighting for commercial districts;»»Parking study and design;• Planning for business retention, expansion and recruitment;• Commercial district promotional events to drive consumers into thecommercial district;• Quarterly workshops that focus on development of organizational andbusiness and leadership skills;• Additional services as requested that pertain to commercial districtrevitalization.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E B–13


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Main Street West VirginiaEligibleApplicantsMain Street West Virginia communities that maintain annual certificationthrough the National Trust Main Street National Criteria.RestrictionsW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E B–15


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Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Small Cities Block Grant (SCBG)ContactKelly Workman, Manager, Project Development304.558.2234Kelly.A.Workman@wv.govwww.wvdo.org/SCBGTargetAudienceFundingThe primary objective of this program is the development of viable urbancommunities by providing decent housing, suitable living conditions, andexpanded economic opportunities, principally for persons of low tomoderate income.Federal – US Dept. of Housing and Urban DevelopmentTotal available: Varies – $15 million for 2011Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:• General Community Development – Cap $500,000(Examples: downtown revitalization, storm drainage, demolition, etc.)• Water/Sewer – Cap $1,500,000(water line extension, replacement of water storage tanks/sewer plants)• Economic Development – Cap $1,250,000, not to exceed $35,000 per netnew job created (job creation, company willing to sign on dotted line, etc.)• Planning Projects – Cap of $100,000 with a minimum of ten percent localcash match required. Joint planning applications shall be limited to $120,000regardless of number of jurisdictions in the joint application.ApplicationProcessRequest for applications are made annually.Deadlines: Application deadline is typically in mid-March.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E B–17


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Small Cities Block Grant (SCBG)DescriptionThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards theState of West Virginia Community Development Block Grant funds for the SmallCities Block Grant (SCBG) Program.The HUD Consolidated Plan for the State of West Virginia identifies threeprimary SCBG Community Development Objectives:• Support job creation and retention efforts;• Support local government efforts to provide affordable infrastructuresystems to strengthen the foundation for economic growth;• Support local community efforts to assist low- to moderate-income citizensto achieve an improved quality of life.All projects must fulfill one of three national objectives:• Benefit low- to moderate-income persons;• Aid in the elimination of slums or blight;• Meet an urgent need due to a serious and immediate threat to the healthand welfare of a community.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsApplicants are limited to non-entitlement Units of Local Government.Ineligible Activities• Buildings used for the general conduct of government• General government expenses• Political activities• Purchase of equipment, furnishings, or personal property• Operating and maintenance expenses associated with repairing, operating,or maintaining public facilities, improvements, and services• New housing constructionB–18 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: West Virginia ON TRACCommunity SupportS t a t e w i d eContactNikki Williams, ON TRAC Coordinator304.957.2028Mary.N.Williams@wv.govwww.wvdo.org/ontracTargetAudienceFundingThe ON TRAC (Organization, Training, Revitalization and Capacity) programworks with volunteers, community members, local government, businessowners and other interested parties in designated ON TRAC communities.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AApplications are taken during designated periods to be announced.Deadlines:DescriptionThe West Virginia ON TRAC program was created to assist West Virginiacommunities in their efforts to boost economic and community growth. Thegoal of the program is to evaluate, educate and assist communities in theseefforts and to prepare them for more advanced technical services through theMain Street program.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E B–19


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: West Virginia ON TRACEligibleApplicantsIncorporated entities served by downtown infrastructure and resources areeligible to apply for participation in the ON TRAC program.Candidates will complete an application and submit it to Main Street WestVirginia for consideration. Applicants will be scored based on the informationprovided in their ON TRAC application. Applications will be available atworkshops across the state.Communities applying for Main Street designation will be required toparticipate in the two year ON TRAC program: therefore, potential Main Streetapplicants are strongly encouraged to apply.RestrictionsN/AB–20 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


WV Department of TransportationProgram: Industrial Access RoadCommunity SupportS t a t e w i d eContactDavid E. Cramer, PE; Staff Engineer304.558.9211David.E.Cramer@wv.govwww.transportation.wv.govTargetAudienceFundingNew or expanding industries (manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, etc.)State (DOH)Total available: $3 million/fiscal yearApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:No County may receive more than $400,000 in Unmatched or $150,000 inMatched IAR funds in a given fiscal year.Application completed by County or City and submitted to the WVDevelopment Office with County Commission Resolution of support; if theWV Development Office recommends the project, then the application istransmitted to the WVDOH for approval. Applications may be submitted atany time during the fiscal year and are processed on a first-come/first-servedbasis until the full amount of IAR funds ($3 million) is obligated. IAR funds areapproved on the basis of total qualified industrial investment associated withthe new or expanding industry (10:1 Industrial investment: Unmatched IARfunds; 5:1 Industrial investment: Matched IAR funds).Deadlines:IAR funds are available each fiscal year and no application deadline exists,although potential applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soonas possible after the beginning of the fiscal year.DescriptionProgram provides funds to facilitate public access to the new or expandingindustry, which may reduce capital and future maintenance cost to the industry.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E B–21


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWV Department of Transportation continued ...Program: Industrial Access RoadEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsCounties or municipalities may apply, with IAR funds approved on the basisof qualified investment. Applicant must provide summary of qualifiedinvestment: number of jobs retained, and number of jobs anticipated over athree-year period, associated with the project.Pursuant to West Virginia Code §17-3A-4, IAR funds may not be used for theadjustment of utilities or for the construction of Industrial Access Roads toschools, hospitals, libraries, armories, shopping centers, apartment buildings,government installations or similar facilities, whether public or private.Industrial Access Road funds may not be used to construct Industrial AccessRoads on private property and may only be allocated to those items ofconstruction and engineering which are essential to providing an adequatefacility to serve the anticipated traffic. IAR funds may not be allocated foritems such as storm sewers, curbs, gutters and extra pavement width unlessnecessary to extend or connect to an existing access road.B–22 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


WV Department of TransportationProgram: Recreational Trails ProgramCommunity SupportS t a t e w i d eContactRyan Burns, Program Manager304.558.9297Ryan.C.Burns@wv.govwww.transportation.wv.govTargetAudienceFundingGovernment, non-profitsFederalTotal available: $1,000,000ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:$15,000 minimum, $150,000 maximum total project costComplete the “Intent-to-Apply” form online at dohgrants.wv.gov once a year.Deadlines:Intent-to-Apply due November 15 each year.Application due February 15 each year.DescriptionRTP funds may be used for:1. Maintenance and/or restoration of existing trails2. Development and/or rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities andtrail linkages3. Purchase and/or lease of trail construction and maintenance equipment4. Acquisition of easements or property for trails5. Operation of educational programs to promote safety and environmentalprotection related to trails6. Assessment of trail conditions for accessibilityW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E B–23


Community SupportS t a t e w i d eWV Department of Transportation continued ...Program: Recreational Trails ProgramEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe following is a list of eligible project sponsor organizations/governmentalbodies:• Local governments• Regional transportation authorities• Transit agencies• Natural resource or public land agencies• School districts, local education agencies, or schools• Tribal governments• Any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oroversight of transportation or recreational trails (other than a metropolitanplanning organization or a State agency) that the State Department ofTransportation (DOT) determines to be eligibleRTP funds may not be used for:1. Property condemnation (eminent domain)2. Constructing new trails for use on National Forest or Bureau of LandManagement lands (with certain exceptions)3. Facilitating motorized access on otherwise nonmotorized trails*RTP funds are intended for recreational trails. They may NOT be used toimprove roads for general passenger vehicle use or to provide shouldersalong roads.Non-profit organizations and State agencies are no longer eligible toparticipate in the program as a Sponsor.B–24 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Council for Community and Technical College EducationProgram: Technical Program DevelopmentContactBob Keller304.558.0265keller@wvctcs.orgwvctcs.orgTargetAudienceFundingBusiness, industry and other employers (West Virginia’s workforce)StateTotal available: $2,261,100 (FY 2012)Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:$220,000ApplicationProcess • Applications may be found at wvctcs.org• Proposals are accepted 6 weeks prior to quarterly scheduledCouncil meetings.• Applications are reviewed by a Committee appointed by the Chancellor andrecommendations are made to the Council for final approval.• The proposal shall:»»Identify the goals and objectives of the program»»Identify the number of participants to be served»»Identify private and public sector partners»»Provide letters of support for the proposal from employers, economicdevelopment agencies, local WIBS and local school districts»»Provide a detailed work plan, a budget and an evaluation plan»»Provide a plan for sustaining the program after grant fundingis exhaustedDeadlines:Annual reports are due in October of each year.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E C–1


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education continued ...Program: Technical Program DevelopmentDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe Technical Program Development grants provide start-up funding forcommunity and technical colleges for the development and implementationof technical programming that meets the workforce needs of employers.Programs implemented are either Certificate of Applied Science programs (1year) or Associate of Applied Science programs (2 year). Colleges must includedocumentation from employers that jobs exist for graduates of the programs.This program provides graduates in technical occupations that enhance stateand regional economic development efforts.Funding available to state community and technical colleges.Grants will be awarded on a three-year basis.The Chancellor may authorize the expenditure of carry-forward funds uponwritten request by the institution.Subject to meeting stated goals, time frames, and with approval from theChancellor or his designee, the grant may be renewed up to five years.C–2 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Council for Community and Technical College EducationProgram: Workforce Development Initiative Program (HB3009)ContactSharon A. Curry304.558.0265curry@wvctcs.orgwvctcs.orgTargetAudienceFundingBusiness, industry and other employers (West Virginia’s workforce)StateTotal available: $918,000 (FY 2012)Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:NoApplicationProcess • Cash Match from business, industry or other employers is required• Proposal applications are accepted monthly on or before the secondMonday of the month• Advisory Council appointed by the Chancellor meets on the third Monday ofthe month to review grant proposals• The proposal shall:»»Identify the goals and objectives of the program»»Identify the number of participants to be served»»Identify private and public sector partners»»Provide a letter of support for the proposal from the local WorkforceInvestment Board»»Provide a detailed work plan, a budget and an evaluation plan»»Provide letters of commitment from private or public sector partnersconfirming actual funding amount provided for the match requirement»»Provide a plan for sustaining the program after grant funding is exhaustedDeadlines:Annual reports are due in October of each year.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E C–3


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education continued ...Program: Workforce Development Initiative Program (HB3009)DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe purpose of the program is to develop a strategy to strengthen the qualityof the state’s workforce by linking the existing postsecondary educationcapacity to the needs of business, industry and other employers by utilizingavailable funding to provide explicit incentives for partnerships betweenemployers and community and technical colleges to develop comprehensiveworkforce development services. The program addresses specific workforceneeds of the partnering company(s). In addition, the program has a provisionas of July 1, 2011, that permits funding to be utilized for cooperative educationprograms that are jointly funded by the participating company(s) and the Stateof West Virginia.Funding available to state community and technical colleges.Financial Match Required:• Each proposal must provide a commitment letter from private or publicsector partners for a match of one dollar, cash and in-kind, for each dollar ofstate grant funding awarded.• An in-kind match shall not constitute more than fifty percent (50%) of therequired match.• Grants will be awarded on a one-year basis.• The Chancellor may authorize the expenditure of carry-forward funds uponwritten request by the institution.• Subject to meeting stated goals, time frames, cash match requirements,and with the recommendation of the Advisory Committee, the Council mayrenew a grant up to five years following the initial grant award.C–4 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Council for Community and Technical College EducationProgram: WV Advance “Rapid Response Workforce Development”ContactBob Keller304.558.0265keller@wvctcs.orgwvctcs.orgTargetAudienceFundingBusiness, industry and other employers (West Virginia’s workforce)StateTotal available: $3,644,020 (FY 2012)Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:NoApplicationProcess • Applications are found on the wvctcs.org website• Proposals are accepted on a continual basis.• Applications are reviewed by Council staff and approved by the Chancellor.• Applicants are notified of acceptance or denial within two weeks of proposalsubmission.• The proposal shall:»»Identify the goals and objectives of the program»»Identify the number of participants to be served»»Identify private and public sector partners»»Provide letters of support for the proposal from employers, economicdevelopment agencies, local WIBS and local school districts»»Provide a detailed work plan, a budget and an evaluation plan»»Provide a plan for sustaining the program after grant funding isexhaustedDeadlines:Annual reports are due in October of each year.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E C–5


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education continued ...Program: WV Advance “Rapid Response Workforce Development”DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsFunding available to state community and technical colleges.Grants will be awarded on a one-year basis.The Chancellor may authorize the expenditure of carry-forward funds uponwritten request by the institution.Subject to meeting stated goals, time frames, and with approval from theChancellor or his designee, the grant may be renewed annually up to five years.C–6 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Department of EducationProgram: Hospitality Training (i.e., customer service, food safety, ServSafe)ContactDonna Wilkes, Coordinator304.558.6321dwilkes@access.k12.wv.uswww.wvheat.orgTargetAudienceFundingLarge businesses, small businesses, and individualsStateTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/APlease contact Donna Wilkes or visit wvde.state.wv.us/wvheat.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsCost effective training is offered to hospitality and tourism industry andrelated businesses.Large businesses, small businesses, and individualsNoneW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E C–7


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West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eContactJames Bush, Community Development Representative304.558.2234James.E.Bush@wv.govwww.wvdo.org/ARCTargetAudienceFundingState and local units of government, public and private non-profits. Individualsand businesses are not eligible for ARC assistance.Federal – congressional appropriationsTotal available: Approximately $5-$6 millionApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:NoApplications are accepted on an annual basis.Deadlines:Program deadlines may vary. Please consult our office.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E C–9


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)DescriptionThe Appalachian Regional Commission provides federal grant funds forthe support of economic and community development in West Virginiaand 12 other states in the Appalachian Region. The goal of ARC is to createopportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved qualityof life. Projects must support one of the four ARC goals:• Increase job opportunities and per capita income in Appalachia to reachparity with the nation.• Strengthen the capacity of the people of Appalachia to compete in theglobal economy.• Develop and improve Appalachia’s infrastructure to make the Regioneconomically competitive.• Build the Appalachian Development Highway System to reduceAppalachia’s isolation.Activities generally eligible for funding include, but are not limited to,projects that:• Improve infrastructure for community and economic development.• Improve educational opportunities and workforce skills.• Improve health care resources.• Increase entrepreneurial opportunities.• Increase civic and leadership capacity.EligibleApplicantsState and local units of government, public and private non-profits. Individualsand businesses are not eligible for ARC assistance.Matching rates vary depending upon the location of the project. Please consultour office for matching requirements.RestrictionsActivities generally not eligible for ARC assistance include, but are not limitedto, construction of libraries, hospitals, parks and playgrounds, schools, andpublic office buildings. No direct support to private businesses, however, theymay be eligible for loan assistance from one of the ARC-supported revolvingloan fund programs in the state. Contact our office for more details.C–10 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Competitive Improvement Program (CIP)ContactSharon L. Adams, Manager304.558.2234GGWFP@WV.orgwww.wvcommerce.orgTargetAudience West Virginia’s existing small (less than 50 employees) to medium (50-500 employees) sized businesses, manufacturing and non manufacturing,that are facing competitiveness issues and have a need to stimulate theirglobal competitiveness, as well as address critical work force issues throughcustomized training. Businesses utilizing our CIP program do not have to becreating jobs but do have to show need for work force training.FundingFederal – Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)Total available:Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Under this program, the West Virginia Development Office can reimburse upto fifty percent, not to exceed two thousand dollars per trainee, of training costof existing employers in West Virginia businesses that are not in an expansionmode, but have a need for work force training for existing employees. Fundingdecision is based on a variety of factors: need, wages paid vs. median percapita income of area, etc. This program operates on a reimbursement basis.ApplicationProcess Contract approval period begins July 1 and completes no later than June 30,the following year (Fiscal Year). Applications for customized training may besubmitted and are reviewed as they are received.Applying for funding through the GGWFP is a two step process:1. Complete an Authorization to Release Tax Information Form (included inapplication packet). This form must be signed by an Officer of the Corporationand notarized. Companies must be compliant with the West VirginiaDepartment of Tax and Revenue, Unemployment Compensation and Workers’Compensation prior to submitting a completed application for approval.2. Complete the application as accurately and in as much detail as possible.Back-up documentation to support the legitimacy of training for alltraining requests is required.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E C–11


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Competitive Improvement Program (CIP)ApplicationProcessContinuedDescriptionDeadlines:Reimbursement for training beginning prior to an approved award is notallowable. Completed application must be submitted a minimum of two weeksprior to training.West Virginia’s Competitive Improvement Program (CIP) helps existingWest Virginia businesses that are not creating jobs to stimulate their globalcompetitiveness, as well as address critical work force issues throughcustomized training. Existing West Virginia businesses, eligible for assistance,have access to financial and technical resources to help build dynamic and selfsustainingeconomies. This program increases the retention of businesses andindustries while developing world-class, high-performance, flexible businessesthat are able to compete in a global economy.EligibleApplicants • Eligible companies do not have to be creating jobs but do have to showneed for work force training to support a competitive improvement activity.• Up to 50/50 award-cash match and an in-kind contribution required.Restrictions • Companies must be compliant on all West Virginia Taxes, as verified by theWest Virginia Tax Department.• Cannot pay trainee wages.C–12 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program (New and Expanding)ApplicationProcessContinuedDescriptionEligibleApplicantsDeadlines:Reimbursement for training beginning prior to an approved award is notallowable. Completed application must be submitted a minimum of twoweeks prior to training.The purpose of the Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program is to providetechnical support and financial funding to eligible, private-for-profit,West Virginia companies and businesses that are directly supporting thetransfer of knowledge and skills of existing employees, as well as new hires. Theprogram emphasizes employee training specifically designed to accommodatethe needs of individual employers. The program encourages the expansionof existing business and industries within the state, promotes retention ofbusinesses and industries within the state, promotes retention of existing jobswithin the state; prevents economic and industrial out-migration, and assists inthe relocation of out-of-state businesses and industries in the state.New and Expanding Projects:• Create a minimum of 10 net new jobs within a twelve-month period• No cash match required.Existing/Incumbent Projects:• Must be in business in West Virginia at least one year• 50/50 cash match required• Training must provide portable credential, wage upgrade, or job upgradewith backfill, and/or some type of new technologyRestrictions • Companies must be compliant on all West Virginia Taxes, as verified by theWest Virginia Tax Department.• Cannot pay trainee wages.C–14 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program(Small Business Work Force Program)ContactSharon L. Adams, Manager304.558.2234GGWFP@WV.orgwww.wvdo.org/GGWFPTargetAudienceFundingSmall businesses that are registered as a private-for-profit with the State ofWest Virginia; have fewer than 51 employees; have gross annual receipts of$5 million or less; be in good standing with the state taxing authorities andactively enrolled as a Small Business Client with the West Virginia DevelopmentOffice, Small Business Development Center.State fundsTotal available:Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:The Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force-Small Business Work Force Programcan reimburse up to 75% of trainers cost within a program year (July 1-June 30);not to exceed $5,000 for pre-approved technology, technical, and/or regulatorycompliance training, designed to enhance competitiveness and expandmarkets, for eligible small businesses.ApplicationProcess Contract approval period begins July 1 and completes no later than June 30,the following year (Fiscal Year). Applications for customized training may besubmitted and are reviewed as they are received.Applying for funding through the GGWFP is a two-step process.1. Complete an Authorization to Release Tax Information Form (includedin application packet). This form must be signed by an Officer of theCorporation and notarized. Companies must be compliant with theWest Virginia Department of Tax and Revenue, UnemploymentCompensation and Workers’ Compensation prior to submitting acompleted application for approval.2. Complete the application as accurately and in as much detail as possible.Back-up documentation to support the legitimacy of training for alltraining requests is required.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E C–15


Education and TrainingS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program (Small Business Work Force Program)ApplicationProcessContinuedDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsDeadlines:Reimbursement for training beginning prior to an approved award is notallowable. Completed application must be submitted a minimum of two weeksprior to training.The Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program (GGWFP) training awardprogram gives small businesses a competitive edge by providing access toquality workforce training and raises the skill level of West Virginia’s smallbusiness workforce.To be eligible, companies must be for-profit, have fewer than 51 employees,have gross annual receipts of five million dollars or less, and be in goodstanding with state taxing authorities, and actively enrolled as a Small BusinessClient with the West Virginia Development Office, Small BusinessDevelopment Center.Funds cannot be awarded to companies/businesses that are deemed “noncompliant”with West Virginia Taxes.C–16 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eINNOVA Commercialization Group, an initiative of the WVHTC FoundationProgram: Commercialization Services and Early Stage InvestmentContactGuy Peduto, Director304.333.6769gpeduto@wvhtf.orgwww.innovawv.orgTargetAudienceFundingEntrepreneurs, Small Business and ResearchersFederal, State and FoundationTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Up to $250,000 per Early Stage investmentApplication for Services is available for download on the INNOVA website;www.innovawv.org or may be submitted electronically atinnovawv.ecenterdirect.comDeadlines:Applications are accepted on a continuous, daily basis.DescriptionINNOVA® is a statewide commercialization program focused exclusively onWest Virginia innovators. Our mission is to assist entrepreneurs and smallbusinesses by providing business development resources, professionalassistance and capital necessary to successfully launch new products into thecommercial marketplace. As part of that mission, INNOVA® is a primary providerof early stage capital in West Virginia.Technical assistance and commercialization services are provided by INNOVA®team members to its client base. Such assistance may include business planreviews, strategic planning sessions, financial modeling, etc. Additional support isalso available to qualifying clients to assist in the funding of professional servicesfrom accountants, attorneys, market researchers, web developers, etc. INNOVA®also provides assistance in the preparation of SBIR and STTR proposals.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–1


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eINNOVA Commercialization Group, an initiative of the WVHTC Foundation continued ...Program: Commercialization Services and Early Stage InvestmentDescriptionContinuedThe INNOVA® Commercialization Group manages the primary seed fund withinWest Virginia seeking early stage innovative companies in which to invest.Its statewide focus has yielded eleven investments to date totaling close to$1.5 million dollars. Other forms of funding include a microloan fund whichprovides for more traditional working capital and equipment loans made to thegroup’s client base.The program serves as a job placement tool, guaranteeing employers the jobhonesty of any at-risk jobseeker. The program was designed to reimburseemployers for loss due to employee theft of money or property with nodeductible amount becoming the employer’s liability.EligibleApplicantsSmall business, entrepreneurs and researchersRestrictions 1. The company is located or principally based in West Virginia.2. More than fifty percent (50%) of the company’s assets and operations arelocated in WV.3. More than fifty percent (50%) of the company’s employees are WVresidents.D–2 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Natural Capital Investment FundProgram: Natural Capital Investment Fund, Inc.Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactMarten R. Jenkins, Jr., President & CEO304.876.2815 ext. 207mjenkins@conservationfund.orgwww.ncifund.orgJoe Brouse, Business Lender304.250.0062jbrouse@conservationfund.orgTargetAudienceFundingNCIF povides debt and equity financing for small businesses in West Viginia.State, Federal, and Private industryTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:$10,000 minimum, $250,0000 maximumSee website for copy of loan application.Deadlines: NoneDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsSee website for a description of financial products.See website for a description of financial products.See website for a description of financial products.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–3


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TechConnectWVProgram: Innovation Adoption ProgramFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactAnne Barth, Executive Director304.444.2918info@techconnectwv.orgwww.techconnectwv.comRuss Lorince, Chairman304.293.4806russ.lorince@mail.wvu.eduTargetAudienceFundingSmall (less than 250 employees) West Virginia manufacturersClaude Worthington Benedum FoundationTotal available: $50,000ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Maximum of $25,000; the amount of IAP funding allowable is capped at 50% ofthe total project costsApply online at www.techconnectwv.orgDeadlines: N/ADescriptionIn a regional collaboration, TechConnectWV has partnered with InnovationWorks (IW) of Pittsburgh to launch a pilot project of IW’s Innovation AdoptionProgram (IAP) in West Virginia.The objective of the Innovation Adoption Program (IAP) is to helpmanufacturers located in West Virginia develop cutting-edge technologies thatwill accelerate their business development and growth, and enable them togain a competitive advantage in local and global markets.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–5


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eTechConnectWV continued ...Program: Innovation Adoption ProgramDescriptionContinuedThe IAP is a project-based initiative that will provide a source of funding (upto $25,000, matched by the company’s own funds) necessary to address thetechnology and/or new product development needs of existing manufacturersby connecting them with the prototyping, design, testing, and analyticalcapabilities of the State’s higher education institutions and non-profit Centersof Excellence. The desired outcome of this initiative is to make manufacturersin West Virginia more technologically innovative, productive, and profitablethrough the creative use of the State’s non-profit and university technologycommercialization resources.Further information about the IAP, contact iap-pm@techconnectwv.org.EligibleApplicantsMust be small to medium (less 250 employees) WV manufacturing firm; amatch is required; for more information contact iap-pm@techconnectwv.org.RestrictionsD–6 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eTechConnectWVProgram: StartUp West VirginiaContactAnne Barth, Executive Director304.444.2918info@techconnectwv.orgwww.techconnectwv.comRuss Lorince, Chairman304.293.4806russ.lorince@mail.wvu.eduTargetAudienceFundingWV-based, technology-intensive start-up firms and entrepreneurs in theenergy, chemicals and advanced materials, biosciences, and biometrics/identity management sectors.State, federal and foundationTotal available: VariesApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Maximum ranges from $3,000 to $15,000 depending on the program and typeof assistance.For StartUp WV Manufacturing, apply online at www.rcbi.org For StartUp WVVenture, apply online at www.innovawv.org.Deadlines:DescriptionThese funds will assist start-up firms and entrepreneurs in a number ofways, including commercialization and tech transfer, business and technicalassistance, proof of concept, prototyping, design, helping with trade showparticipation, and other assistance as deemed appropriate to the mission ofcreating technology-based jobs.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–7


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eTechConnectWV continued ...Program: StartUp West VirginiaEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsApplicants for these programs should be in the following counties:Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer,Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Marion, Mercer, Monongalia,Nicholas, Ohio, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Taylor, Upshur, Wayne,Webster and Wetzel.Only WV entrepreneurs and start-up firms are eligible.D–8 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


U.S. Department of AgricultureProgram: Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactAlfred J. Lewis, State Executive Director304.284.4800Alfred.Lewis@wv.usda.govwww.fsa.usda.gov/bcapTargetAudienceFundingIndividuals, entities, small businesses, large businessesFederalTotal available: Determined upon FYApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:No annual payment limitation. Matching payments are available for a durationof 2 years, for up to a matching amount of $45 per dry ton delivered to aqualified Biomass facility. Establishment and annual rental payment amountsfor acres within an approved project area are controlled by contract/agreementamount. Matching payments may also be received in combination withestablishment and annual rental payment amounts.Applications to receive matching payments for delivery of biomass cropsare accepted on a continuous basis once a conversion facility is qualified.Proposals for Project Areas to be devoted to Biomass Crops are acceptedperiodically. Applications to enter into contract/agreement for annual rentalcontract/agreement are announced after a project area is approved and maybe continuous or periodic.Deadlines:No specific deadlines apply. Funding is provided on a fiscal year basis (10/1 –9/30). Delivery of eligible material and establishment of biomass crops mayhave performance deadlines established on a per application basis.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–9


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eU.S. Department of Agriculture continued ...Program: Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)DescriptionThe Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) is a voluntary program designedto help reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil, improve domestic energy security,reduce carbon pollution, and spur rural economic development and jobcreation. This is achieved through incentives to establish, cultivate, and harvestbiomass for heat, power, bio-based products, and biofuels. Matching paymentsare available for agricultural and forest land owners and operators for thecollection, harvest, storage, and transportation (CHST) of eligible material foruse in a Biomass Conversion Facility (BCF). Cost shares are available for theestablishment of perennial biomass crops, and annual rental payments areavailable for maintaining eligible biomass crops. Renewable biomass consistingof both herbaceous and woody biomass crops is eligible under this program.WV economic development is assisted through job creation related to thecollection, harvest, storage, and transportation of the biomass crops along withthe increase in power, heat, bio-based products, and biofuels opportunitiescreated among industry. Furthermore, development is assisted throughreducing the financial risk of growing crops at an unexplored scale.EligibleApplicantsEligible applicants for BCAP incentives include a producer of an eligiblecrop, including a person or entity with the legal right to collect or harvesteligible material.Through the collection, harvest, storage, and transportation of biomassmaterial, numerous opportunities present themselves for job creation.Likewise, with the delivery of materials to a facility that produces heat, power,bio-based products, or biofuels, the creation and expansion of industry hasnumerous possibilities.D–10 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eU.S. Department of Agriculture continued ...Program: Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)Restrictions • This is a new and developing voluntary program. Specific eligibility andfunding availability are based on the development of program proceduresand rules along with the congressional approval of funding on a fiscalyear basis.• Delivery of biomass materials must be to a qualified biomass conversionfacility, recognized and identified by USDA.• Matching payments are available for delivered material at a rate of $1 foreach $1 paid up to $45 per dry ton.• Matching payments are available for a payment duration of 2 years from thedate of the first payment.• Eligible biomass for matching payments must be collected or harvesteddirectly from the land and must be harvested in accordance with anapproved conservation, forest stewardship, or equivalent plan.• Incentives are not available if FSA determines that the biomass would bediverted from existing markets.• Eligible crops include herbaceous and woody materials as identified andapproved by USDA.• Applicants must apply for benefits at their local USDA/FSA County Office.• Project areas must be proposed and approved by USDA prior to acceptance.• Cost share of up to 75% may be paid for the establishment of perennialbiomass crops within a project area. Annual crop establishment is noteligible for cost share.• Annual rental payments may be made for land under contract/agreementwithin approved project areas only.• Annual payments are limited to 5 years for herbaceous biomass and 15 yearsfor woody biomass.• Matching payments are available for crops harvested within and outside ofproject areas.• Eligible land outside of a project area includes Forest Service land and non-Federal land (includes land owned by State and local Government entities inaddition to privately owned land).• Eligible land within a project area may include agricultural and nonindustrialprivate forestland, but does not include federal or state ownedland.• Additional information is available at www.fsa.usda.gov/bcapW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–11


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U.S. Department of AgricultureProgram: Farm Service Agency (FSA) – Farm Loan ProgramFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactKimble Hayes, Farm Loan ChiefU.S. Department of Agriculture304.284.4813kimble.hayes@wv.usda.govwww.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=landingTargetAudienceFundingFamily size farm operationsSocially Disadvantaged Groups (minorities including females)Beginning Farmers (have farmed less than 10 years)FederalTotal available:Funding levels are approved by Congress each year and allocations are made toeach state.Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Direct Farm Ownership Loans: $300,000Direct Farm Operating Loans: $300,000Guaranteed Loans: $1,302,000 (adjusted annually)Emergency Loans: $500,000ApplicationProcessCan obtain an application from the web site or any FSA office in WV. FSA staffcan assist in completing application if needed.Deadlines: None.DescriptionFSA provides a supervised loan program to family size farm operations. Loanscan be made to individuals or entities. Loans can be made for purchase orimprovement of real estate, purchase livestock and farm equipment, and forannual farm operating expenses.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–13


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eU.S. Department of Agriculture ...Program: Farm Service Agency (FSA) – Farm Loan ProgramEligibleApplicants • Be a Family size farm operation• Be unable to obtain credit from commercial sources at rates and terms youcan afford.• Have acceptable credit history.• Have the training, education, or experience to enable applicant to manageplanned operation.• For Farm Ownership loans, must have participated in the businessoperations of a farm for at least 3 out of last 10 years.Please see website or discuss with FSA staff for complete list of eligibilityrequirements for each loan program.RestrictionsEmergency loans are limited to residents of counties where a FederalDisaster has been declared by the President, Secretary of Agriculture orAgency Administrator.D–14 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eU.S. Small Business AdministrationProgram: U.S. Small Business Administration Programs and ServicesContactRichard Haney, Lender Relations Specialist/Public Affairs Specialist304.623.7449richard.haney@sba.govwww.sba.gov/wvBarbara Carder304.623.5631barbara.carder@sba.govTargetAudienceFundingAny and all small businesses, existing or start-up.FederalTotal available:Loan guarantees through lending institutions up to $5 million.Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:$5 MillionApplicationProcessApply through any SBA participating lender.Deadlines: None.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsProgram provides loan guarantees to businesses classified as small throughSBA criteria.Must be a small business with good character and credit.RestrictionsW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–15


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West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Microloan ProgramFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactJamie Gaucher, Innovation & Technology ManagerSmall Business Development Center304.558.2960Jamie.O.Gaucher@wv.govwww.wvsbdc.org/microloanTargetAudienceFundingSmall Businesses and Entrepreneurs through Microloan Intermediaries.StateTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:$15,000Must apply through a West Virginia Microloan Intermediary. Client must attenda WVSBDC Business Fundamentals workshop coaching through the WVSBDC.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionThe Program is currently under review with the WVSBDC.The State of West Virginia provided seed money to regional nonprofitorganizations to establish a revolving microloan fund. The funds are utilized toprovide loans of up to $15,000 for businesses with 10 or fewer employees.EligibleApplicantsSmall Businesses and Entrepreneurs.Restrictions No more than $15,000.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–17


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West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP)Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactMonica Miller, Community Development Specialist304.558.2234Monica.D.Miller@wv.govwww.wvdo.org/nipTargetAudienceFunding501(c)3 Charitable OrganizationsStateTotal available: $3 million annuallyApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Yes, varies based on demandAnnual application processDeadlines: June 15th is the application deadlineDescriptionThe Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) was established by theWest Virginia Legislature to increase charitable giving to local non-profitorganizations. The program provides an annual $3 million in state tax creditsas an incentive to stimulate and boost donations (from both businessesand individuals) to qualifying 501(c)3 charitable organizations. A donorcontributing to an approved project can receive state tax credit in the amountof 50% of their qualified donations, up to a maximum of $100,000 in any oneyearperiod. These credits apply to the Business Franchise Tax, Corporate NetIncome Tax, and Personal Income Tax payable to the State of West Virginia.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–19


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP)EligibleApplicantsApplicant:• Is a 501(c)3 organization• Is registered as a charitable organization with the West Virginia Secretary ofState’s office• Historically maintains low administrative costs• Produces a strong showing of need for the proposed services• Has demonstrated a proven capacity to deliver the proposed servicesWhose Project:• Is community based• Will primarily serve low-income persons• Will serve highly distressed neighborhoods• Incorporates collaborative partnerships• Is innovative, creative, and uniqueRestrictionsActivities must primarily serve low-income West Virginia citizens oreconomically distressed areas; other activities are ineligible for NIP tax credit.D–20 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Tax Increment Financing (TIF)Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactTodd Hooker, Sr. Manager of Financial Programs & National Accounts304-558-2234todd.e.hooker@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingCounty Commissions, Class I & II Municipalities, Private DevelopersN/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive: N/AApplicationProcessApplications are accepted on an on-going basis.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThis is a financing program whereby increases in property tax collectionsthat have resulted from private investments can be used to finance publicimprovements by pay as you go or the sale of bonds.County Commissions and Class I and II Municipalities..All applicants must pass the “but for” test meaning that the Tax IncrementFinancing project would not happen with TIF assistance.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–21


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West Virginia Division of TourismProgram: Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP)Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactAnna Plantz, Director, Cooperative Tourism304.558.2200Anna.M.Plantz@wv.govwww.wvtourism.com/MAPPTargetAudienceFundingFor-profit and non-profit tourism destinations within the state.State fundsTotal available: $5 to $6 MillionApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:1. Large – minimum $20,000 total project up to $800,000 total project 50%maximum reimbursement2. Small – maximum $10,000 total projectno minimum – 75% maximum reimbursement3. Fairs & Festivals – maximum $10,000 total projectno minimum – 50% maximum reimbursementLarge applicationsRead quarterly before Tourism Commission.Accepted:1. January 1 for March reading2. April 1 for June reading3. July 1 for September reading; and4. October 1 for December reading.Small applicationsMust be submitted at least 45 days before any billable work may be done onthe project.Fairs & FestivalsMust be submitted at least 45 days before any billable work may be done onthe project.ALL PROJECTS MUST BE APPROVED BEFORE EXPENDITURES MAY BE INCURRED.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–23


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Division of Tourism continued ...Program: Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP)ApplicationProcessDeadlines:Large Award Level – $10,000 +Applications must be received by the Division by 5 p.m. on the 1st of thefollowing months for review on a quarterly basis at the Tourism Commission’sregularly scheduled meeting.Complete applications must be received by the Division of Tourism on thefollowing:Division of Tourism Date DueJanuary 1April 1July 1October 1Review DateMarch meetingJune meetingSeptember meetingDecember meetingIf the date due for the Large Award Level falls on a holiday or weekend, theapplication is due the next business day.Small Award Level – Up to $7,500 and Fairs and Festivals AwardsApplications must be received by the Division at least 45 days in advance of thebeginning project date. Beginning project date must be set at a date beforeany billable work is done on the project.All MAPP ApplicantsApplicants must receive approval of their application before any expenseslisted within the application may be incurred.Modification Deadlines:• Modifications that include extension requests (maximum 6 months) must besubmitted 30 days before the ending project date.• Modifications requesting increases in state funding up to $10,000 orotherwise requiring Tourism Commission approval must be submitted atleast 30 days prior to the monthly Commission meeting.• Modifications requesting movement of media may be awarded at thediscretion of the Division.• No modifications shall be awarded after the ending project date.D–24 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Division of Tourism continued ...Program: Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP)ApplicationProcessContinuedReimbursement Deadlines:ALL AWARDS MUST BE CLOSED OUT WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE ENDING PROJECTDATE OF THE MAPP AWARD.Audit Deadlines:• Any person receiving one or more state grants in the amount of $50,000 ormore in the aggregate in a state’s fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) must file areport. Person includes any corporation, partnership, association, individualor other legal entity. Person does not include state spending unit or localgovernment as defined in WV Code 6-9-1a. Report means an engagement,such as an agreed-upon procedures engagement or other attestationengagement. Report does not mean a full-scope audit or review.• Any person receiving less than $50,000 shall file a Sworn Statement ofExpenditures (SOE). This report is generally prepared by the applicant.• Reports and SOE shall be filed within two years of the end of the person’sfiscal year in which the disbursements of the state funds by the grantor wasmade.DescriptionThe MAPProgram is a reimbursable partnership program that providesmatching funds for innovative and effective direct advertising projects thatincrease visitation and tourism expenditures in West Virginia and impact theeconomic growth of the travel industry. All dollars awarded are matched bytourism destinations and their partners with award amounts based on thebudget amounts that the participating tourism destinations and their partnersare able to dedicate to the project – making the MAPProgram an investment inthe future, not only by the state, but by every participating business investingits own dollars.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–25


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Division of Tourism continued ...Program: Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP)EligibleApplicantsAn eligible applicant is a for-profit or non-profit entity or organization locatedwithin the state that promotes tourism within the state and is also a tourismdestination. Applicants may not include vendors that would be supplyingservices paid for out of MAPP funds, schools or camps.Eligible Expenditures:• The costs of advertising on television, radio, or other telecommunicationsmedia, in newspapers, magazines or other print media, direct mailadvertising, internet media, and outdoor advertising or any combinationthereof;• The costs of purchasing and using mailing lists for direct mail promotions;• The costs for United States postage used for direct mail only at the standardbulk mail rate;• The costs of printing travel related literature provided that sixty percent(60%) of such literature is used as fulfillment for direct advertising within theapproved application or approved request for modification of an approvedapplication, and that all requests for printing are accompanied by threewritten bids, with written justification provided in the event that the lowestbid is not selected; or• Registration fees for consumer and trade shows: Provided that theparticipation in such shows is for the purpose of attracting visitors to thestate.• Eighty-percent (80%) of a project’s direct advertising must be directedtoward areas outside of the local market or in major out-of-state markets forall large and small applications.• Any direct advertising related to real estate must be for vacation rentalsonly. No direct advertising for real estate sales is permitted.• Eligible expenses may include production expenses for direct advertisingin the print, broadcast, internet and print costs media categories. The totalcost of such production expenses may not exceed fifteen (15%) of the totalcost of the above listed categories and in no event may the total cost of suchproduction expenses exceed $10,000.• Eligible expenses may include web site development, design, and upgradesto the applicant’s web site. The total cost of such production expenses maynot exceed $22,500 per applicant, per year as defined by the Division. Website development, design and upgrades may not include any applicableineligible expenditures.D–26 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Division of Tourism continued ...Program: Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP)RestrictionsIneligible Expenditures:• Regular and ordinary business costs of the applicant including, but notlimited to, supplies, personnel, phone, normal postage, distribution andshipping expenses or travel costs;• Any costs associated with preparation of the direct advertisinggrant application;• Costs for the rental or purchase of real estate;• Construction costs;• Costs of political or lobbying activities of any kind;• Membership fees or dues to any organization, or solicitation of membershipto any organization through advertising within a grant program authorizedby this rule;• Costs associated with the start up of any business or publication even if thebusiness or publication may be totally or partially devoted to the promotionof tourism in the state;• The cost of purchase of audio/visual equipment;• Costs of alcoholic beverages;• Costs for any expenditure not identified in the application, unless theCommission grants prior approval in writing;• Costs of any public relations or research expense;• Costs for key rings, bumper stickers, mugs or any other similarpromotional item;• Event production expenses, including costs for audio equipment, awards,entertainment, portable restrooms, labor or refreshments;• Costs relating to fundraising activities;• Costs associated with retail advertising, except for destination shoppingwhich is able to produce verification that said destination attracts aminimum of eighty-five (85%) of its visitors from outside the local marketprovided that no retail advertising may include price point advertising;• Costs of Tourist Oriented Directional Signs (TODS) and logo signs for gas,food, lodging and camping;• Costs of sponsorships;• Costs of items for resale;• Costs for monthly or annual server/web host fees, web maintenance fees,and training;• Costs for domain name registration, internal email addresses;W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–27


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Division of Tourism continued ...Program: Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP)RestrictionsContinuedIneligible Expenditures Continued:• Costs associated with pay-per-click or paid search advertising, except forstatewide tourism associations which represent entire segments of thetourism industry of the state, and only those associations as a whole.D–28 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust BoardProgram: Venture Capital ProgramFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactC. Andrew Zulauf, Executive DirectorScience and Research304.345.6200acz.jit@frontier.comTargetAudienceFundingWVJIT invests in seed, early and later stage entities of small to mid-sizecompanies that are looking to expand their overall business operation.StateTotal available: $23 millionApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:WVJIT will consider investments from $250,000 to $500,000. The Board willconsider “follow-on” investments in its portfolio companies up to a maximumof $500,000, not to exceed $1,000,000 in the aggregate, in any one companyincluding the initial investment.Applications are accepted anytime from eligible businesses.Deadlines: NoneDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe primary focus of WVJIT is to invest in eligible businesses that will directlyor indirectly increase or retain jobs and employment in West Virginia and willpreserve, create, expand and enhance business opportunities in West Virginia.Eligible applicants include any business which is qualified to do business inWest Virginia and is in good standing with all applicable laws affecting theconduct of such business.Investments in eligible businesses will not be made if the primary purposeof the funds is for distribution or payment to other owners, partners,shareholders, members or beneficiaries of the eligible business or to personsrelated to such persons when such persons will retain any portion of theirequity in the eligible business.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–29


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West Virginia Tax DepartmentFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eProgram: Construction Trades Apprenticeship Training Tax CreditContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingEmployers of apprentices in the construction trades.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:The lesser of $2,000 or 50% of the actual wages paid for an apprenticeship, andfor a qualified program entailing not less than 2,000 hours and not exceeding10,000 hours of on the job training.File the credit schedule with the tax return.Deadlines:DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsTax credit of $2.00 per hour x total number of hours worked by an apprenticeduring the tax year, not to exceed the lesser of $2,000 or 50% of the actualwages paid for the apprenticeship. The apprenticeship training program is toconsist of at least 2,000 hours, but not more than 10,000 hours of on the jobtraining. The tax credit offsets the business franchise tax, corporate net incometax and personal income tax. Any unused credit is forfeited and no carry backto prior tax years is allowed.Employers of apprentices in the construction trades.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in recapture or recalculationof the tax credit.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–31


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West Virginia Tax DepartmentFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eProgram: Consumers Sales and Service Tax and Use-Tax Exemption for Purchasesof Tangible Personal Property and Services Directly Used in ManufacturingContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingManufacturers who purchase tangible personal property or taxable servicesdirectly used in manufacturing.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessThe exemption may be asserted through a direct pay permit procedure tothrough a pay and refund procedure.Deadlines:Consumers sales and service tax and use tax exemptions are typically assertedat the time of purchase, but may also be asserted through a pay and refundprocedure.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsExemption from 6% sales & use tax for tangible personal property & servicesdirectly used in manufacturing.Manufacturers who purchase tangible personal property or taxable servicesdirectly used in manufacturing.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in denial of the exemption.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–33


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West Virginia Tax DepartmentFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eProgram: Consumers Sales & Service Tax & Use-Tax Exemption forQualified Purchases Used in Construction or Expansion of aQualified Warehouse or Distribution FacilityContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingPersons or entities that make $50 Million or more qualified investment in aqualified, new or expanded warehouse or distribution facility that will employat least 300 full-time or full-time equivalent West Virginia domiciled WestVirginia resident employees.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:There is no dollar amount limitation beyond the restriction that qualifiedminimum direct investment in the facility is $50 Million.On or before the start of the construction or expansion of the facility, theapplication to qualify for the exemption must be submitted to the WV TaxDepartment together with a plan describing investment to be made in thequalified, new or expanded warehouse or distribution facility.Deadlines:Qualified purchases must be made over a defined expansion period limited toa maximum of 5 years. On or before the start of the construction or expansionof the facility, the application to qualify for the exemption must be submittedto the WV Tax Department together with a plan describing investment to bemade in the qualified, new or expanded warehouse or distribution facility.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–35


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax Department continued ...Program: Consumers Sales & Service Tax & Use-Tax Exemption forQualified Purchases Used in Construction or Expansion of aQualified Warehouse or Distribution FacilityDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsExemption from 6% sales & use tax for qualified purchases of computersand computer software, primary material handling equipment, racking andracking systems, and components, building materials and certain tangiblepersonal property by owner and operator of or lessor or lessee of a qualified,new or expanded warehouse or distribution facility (or purchases thereof by aconstruction contractor for an owner/operator, or lessee or lessor).Qualified purchases must be made over a defined expansion period limited toa maximum of 5 years. Minimum direct investment in the facility is $50 Million.Average monthly full-time employment of WV domiciled, WV residents mustnot fall below 300 jobs. The facility must a warehouse or distribution facility.No manufacturing, fabrication or assembly activity may be done at the facility.Over the counter annual calendar retail sales to the general public may notexceed 5% of total annual sales revenues at the facility.Qualified purchases must be made over a defined expansion period limitedto a maximum of 5 years. Minimum direct investment in the facility is $50Million. Average monthly full-time employment of WV domiciled, WV residentsmust not fall below 300 jobs. No purchases will qualify under this exemptionexcept those relating to construction or expansion of a qualified warehouseor distribution facility meeting the statutory criteria and requirements. Nomanufacturing, fabrication or assembly activity may be done at the facility.Over the counter annual calendar retail sales to the general public may notexceed 5% of total annual sales revenues at the facility.D–36 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: Corporate Headquarters Relocation CreditFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingCorporations that move their principal corporate headquarters from a locationoutside of West Virginia into West Virginia.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessAn application must be filed for the year when qualified investment is placedin service or use. A schedule is filed with each tax return on which the credit isclaimed.Deadlines:Application must be filed on or before the due date of the income tax returnfor the year when qualified investment is first placed in service or use.DescriptionA Taxpayer that moves its corporate headquarters to WV from a locationoutside of WV may be entitled to an Economic Opportunity Tax Credit, if therelocation creates at least 15 new WV jobs. If the relocation creates at least15, but less than 20 new jobs, then the amount of credit is equal to 10% ofthe Taxpayer’s adjusted qualified investment. The Taxpayer could offset up to100% of corporate net income tax “attributable to qualified investment” & upto 100% of business franchise tax “attributable to qualified investment” for aperiod of up to 13 years.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–37


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax Department continued ...Program: Corporate Headquarters Relocation CreditEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsPotentially eligible applicants are businesses which make qualified investmentand create qualified new jobs in the required numbers as a result of a qualifiedcorporate headquarters relocation. No maximum or minimum investment. Theheadquarters relocation must create no fewer than 15 new WV jobs held by WVdomiciled WV residents.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in recapture or recalculationof the tax credit.D–38 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: Corporate Net Income Tax Deduction for Investmentin Pollution Control EquipmentFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingCorporations that make investment in pollution control equipment.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessFile applicable schedules with corporate net income tax return.Deadlines:Due date of the tax return.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsImmediate corporate net income tax deduction for investment in pollutioncontrol equipment.Corporations that make investment in pollution control equipment.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in disallowance of thededuction.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–39


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Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: Economic Opportunity Tax CreditContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingBusinesses engaged in the activities of manufacturing, informationprocessing, warehousing, non-retail goods distribution, qualified researchand development, the relocation of a corporate headquarters, or destinationorientedrecreation and tourism.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessAn application must be filed for each year when qualified investment is placedin service or use. A schedule is filed with each tax return on which the credit isclaimed.Deadlines:Application must be filed on or before the due date of the income tax returnfor the year when qualified investment is first placed in service or use.DescriptionApplicable % of qualified investment taken proportionally over 10 yearsIF NET NEW WV JOBS TOTAL AT LEAST: APPLICABLE PERCENTAGE IS:520 30%280 25%20 20%Annual credit can offset up to 100% of business and occupation tax (electricitygenerators only), business franchise tax, corporate net income tax & personalincome tax (on flow through income only) attributable to qualified investmentfor a period of 13 years. i.e., 10 years + 3 year carryover credit.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–41


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax Department continued ...Program: Economic Opportunity Tax CreditEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsPotentially eligible applicants are businesses engaged in the activities ofmanufacturing, information processing, warehousing, non-retail goodsdistribution, qualified research and development, the relocation of a corporateheadquarters, or destination-oriented recreation and tourism; which makequalified investment and create qualified new jobs in the required numbers. Nomaximum or minimum investment. The Jobs creation threshold is 20 new jobsheld by WV domiciled WV residents.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in recapture or recalculationof the tax credit.D–42 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: Film Industry Investment Tax CreditFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactWest Virginia Division of TourismPam Haynes304.558.2200Pam.J.Haynes@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingFilm and audio visual production businesses.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessApplication is filed with the West Virginia Film Office for approval.Deadlines:Description • Tax credit in an amount equal to up to 31% of direct productionexpenditures in West Virginia and the post production expenditures inWest Virginia that are directly attributable to the production of a commercialfilm or audiovisual product.• No more than $10,000,000 of credits may be allocated in any given tax year.• The credit offsets the Business Franchise Tax, the Corporation Net IncomeTax and the Personal Income Tax for up to 3 tax years.• There is no carry back to prior tax years.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsFilm and audio visual production businesses.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in recapture or recalculationof the tax credit.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–43


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West Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: Five for Ten ProgramFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingEntities having Investments greater than $50M in a manufacturing facilityhaving $100M or more of pre-existing investment in place prior to the newinvestment, entities having investment in facilities classified with NAICS code211112, greater than $10M in a facility having $20M or more of preexistinginvestment in place prior to the new investment, or facilities with a combinedoriginal cost exceeding $2 billion installed at a facility, that is classified under,or is a manufacturing facility that uses products produced at a facility with theNAICS code of 211112, the five percent valuation is available without a preexistinginvestment.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessApplication filed with the Assessor.Deadlines:Property tax return filing deadlines apply.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–45


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax Department continued ...Program: Five for Ten ProgramDescriptionSpecial property tax valuation:Investments greater than $50M in a manufacturing facility having $100M ormore of preexisting investment in place prior to the new investment are valuedat five percent of cost of the new investment.For facilities classified with NAICS code 211112, the five percent valuation isavailable for Investments greater than $10M in a facility having $20M or more ofpreexisting investment in place prior to the new investment.For facilities with a combined original cost exceeding $2 billion installed at afacility that is classified under, or is a manufacturing facility that uses productsproduced at a facility with the NAICS code 211112, the five percent valuation isavailable without a pre-existing investment.For capital additions certified on or after July 1, 2011, the value of the landbefore any improvements is subtracted from the value of the capital addition &the unimproved land value is not be given salvage value treatment.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsEntities having Investments greater than $50M in a manufacturing facility having$100M or more of preexisting investment in place prior to the new investment,entities having investment in facilities classified with NAICS code 211112, greaterthan $10M in a facility having $20M or more of preexisting investment in placeprior to the new investment, or entities having investments in facilities classifiedwith NAICS code 211112 or facilities using the products produced at a facilitywith a NAICS code of 211112 and investing more than $2 billion.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in denial of the valuation.D–46 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: Freeport Property Tax ExemptionFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingEntities having finished goods in storage in West Virginia for a period of timeprior to shipment of those goods across state lines to an out of state destination.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Limited to the value of exempt property.Annual application filed with the Assessor is required.Deadlines:Property tax return filing deadlines apply.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsExempts finished goods destined to be delivered in interstate commerce fromthe property tax.Entities having finished goods in storage in West Virginia for a period of timeprior to shipment of those goods across state lines to an out of state destination.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in denial of the exemption.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–47


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Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: High Technology Manufacturers CreditContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceBusinesses classified as having a North American Industry Classification System(NAICS) Code as follows:NAICS CodeManufacturing ActivityComputer & Peripheral Equipment334111 Electronic Computers334112 Computer Storage DevicesElectronic Components334411 Electron Tubes334414 Electronic CapacitorsSemiconductors334413 Semiconductor & Related Devices333295 Semiconductor MachineryFundingN/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessAn application must be filed for the year when qualified investment is placed inservice or use. A schedule is filed with each tax return on which the creditis claimed.Deadlines:An application must be filed for the year when qualified investment is placed inservice or use.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–49


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax Department continued ...Program: High Technology Manufacturers CreditDescriptionBusinesses classified as having a North American Industry Classification System(NAICS) Code as follows:NAICS CodeManufacturing ActivityComputer & Peripheral Equipment334111 Electronic Computers334112 Computer Storage DevicesElectronic Components334411 Electron Tubes334414 Electronic CapacitorsSemiconductors334413 Semiconductor & Related Devices333295 Semiconductor MachineryThe High technology manufacturer must create at least 20 new WV jobs within12 months after placing the qualified investment in service. The credit is 100%of the tax attributable to the qualified investment & is allowed for each year fora 20 year credit period.The credit can offset up to 100% of corporate net income tax “attributable toqualified investment” & up to 100% of business franchise tax “attributable toqualified investment” for a period of up to 20 years.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe High technology manufacturer must create at least 20 new WV jobs within12 months after placing the qualified investment in service. No maximum orminimum investment.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in recapture or recalculationof the tax credit.D–50 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: Jobs Creation Tax CreditFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingBusinesses engaged in the activities of manufacturing, informationprocessing, warehousing, non-retail goods distribution, qualified researchand development, the relocation of a corporate headquarters, or destinationorientedrecreation and tourism which create less than 20 new jobs for a regularbusiness or less than 10 new jobs for a qualified small business. New jobs mustbe full-time, pay a minimum salary of $33,250 (in 2012) and offer health benefits.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Yes. $3,000 per year for each new job created, for a period of 5 years.An application must be filed for each year when qualified jobs are created. Aschedule is filed with each tax return on which the credit is claimed.Deadlines:Application must be filed on or before the due date of the income tax returnfor the year when qualified jobs are created.DescriptionA qualified business creating less than 20 new jobs for a regular business & lessthan 10 new jobs for a qualified small business, receives a tax credit of $3,000 peryear for each new job created, for a period of 5 years. To qualify, the new jobsmust be full-time, pay a minimum salary of $33,250 (in 2012), and offer healthbenefits. There is no carry forward or carry back for this credit. If the number ofnew jobs decreases, the tax credit amount will be forfeited for each net job lost.This credit applies against the business franchise tax, the corporation net incometax & against the personal income tax on conduit income.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–51


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax Department continued ...Program: Jobs Creation Tax CreditEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsBusinesses engaged in the activities of manufacturing, informationprocessing, warehousing, non-retail goods distribution, qualified researchand development, the relocation of a corporate headquarters, or destinationorientedrecreation and tourism which create less than 20 new jobs for a regularbusiness or less than 10 new jobs for a qualified small business. New jobsmust be full-time, pay a minimum salary of $33,250 (in 2012), and offer healthbenefits.The tax credit amount will be forfeited for each net job loss. Failure to fulfillstatutory requirements may result in recapture or recalculation of the tax credit.D–52 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Tax DepartmentFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eProgram: Manufacturing Inventory Property Tax Adjustment CreditContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingManufacturing entities that pay West Virginia property tax on inventories.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessThe credit is claimed on a schedule filed with the business franchise tax returnand corporate net income tax return.Deadlines:The credit must be claimed for the income tax year in which the property taxis paid.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsCorporate net income tax & business franchise tax credit for property tax paidon inventories not otherwise offset by the Freeport property tax exemption.Business engaged in activities having a North American IndustryClassification System (NAICS) code prefix of 31, 32 or 33 which pay property taxon inventories.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in recapture or recalculationof the tax credit.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–53


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West Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: Manufacturing Investment Tax CreditFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingBusiness engaged in activities having a North American Industry ClassificationSystem (NAICS) code prefix of 31, 32 or 33 or a North American IndustryClassification System code of 211112.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessAn application must be filed for each year when qualified investment is placedin service or use. A schedule is filed with each tax return on which the credit isclaimed.Deadlines:Application must be filed on or before the due date of the income tax returnfor the year when qualified investment is first placed in service or use.Description5% of qualified investment taken proportionally over 10 years Annual creditcan offset up to 60% of Severance tax, business franchise tax & corporate netincome tax for a period of 10 years.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–55


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax Department continued ...Program: Manufacturing Investment Tax CreditEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsNo maximum or minimum investment. No Jobs creation threshold. However,only businesses engaged in activities having a NAICS code prefix of 31, 32or 33 or a NAICS code of 211112 will qualify for the credit. Subject to certainpotential allowable waivers, a NAICS code 211112 entity constructing a project,the value of which is $500,000 or more, must hire at least 75% of employeesfor the construction from the local labor market, with at least two employeesfrom outside the local labor market permissible for each employer per project.“Local labor market” means every WV county, and any portion of a countyoutside of WV, that is within 50 miles of the WV border.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in recapture or recalculationof the tax credit.D–56 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: Payment In Lieu of TaxesFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingLessees of property owned by a tax exempt entity, such as the State EconomicDevelopment Authority or a local EDA (e.g., based on transfer of ownership forsecuritization of financing).N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessPayment in lieu of taxes is typically negotiated between the lessee and theproperty tax levying bodies.Deadlines:Payment in lieu of taxes would typically be negotiated before title transfers tothe tax exempt lessor.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsIf property is owned by a tax exempt entity, such as the State EconomicDevelopment Authority or a local EDA (e.g., based on transfer of ownershipfor securitization of financing), then a negotiated payment in lieu of propertytax is potentially available to the lessee. Payment in lieu of taxes are typicallyunavailable if property is not owned by a tax exempt entity.Payments in lieu of taxes are typically unavailable if property is not owned by atax exempt entity for a public purpose.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–57


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax Department continued ...Program: Payment In Lieu of TaxesRestrictionsA payment in lieu of taxes is typically restricted to property leased by a taxexempt entity lessor that is holding property for a public purpose such asa Local Development Authority formed under West Virginia Code § 7-10-12, or a lessor that is a State agency such as the West Virginia EconomicDevelopment Authority.D–58 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Tax DepartmentFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eProgram: Sales & Use Tax “Contractors Pass Through” ExemptionContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingConstruction contractors who purchase building materials and tangiblepersonal property directly used by the contractor in a certified project forconstruction of a new or expanded warehouse or distribution facility under WVCode §11-15-9n, and Construction contractors who purchase building materialsand tangible personal property directly used by the contractor to constructfacilities directly used in the following business activities:1. Manufacturing2. Transportation3. Transmission of liquid, natural gas or electric power by pipes or wires4. Communication5. Production of natural resources6. Gas storage7. Generation or production or selling electric power8. Provision of a public utility service, or9. Operation of a utility service or the operation of a utility business.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessThe contractor will deliver to the vendor a properly completed specialcontractors exemption certificate, form CST-286, when making purchases.Deadlines: N/AW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–59


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax Department continued ...Program: Sales & Use Tax “Contractors Pass Through” ExemptionDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsExemption from 6% sales & use tax for contractor purchases of buildingmaterials & process equipment incorporated into certain facilities for direct usein specified activity.Construction contractors who purchase building materials and tangiblepersonal property directly used by the contractor in construction ofspecified facilities.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in loss of the exemption.D–60 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: Small Business Tax CreditFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingBusinesses having gross receipts of $8,714,300 (for 2012), engaged in theactivities of manufacturing, information processing, warehousing, non-retailgoods distribution, qualified research and development, the relocation of acorporate headquarters, or destination-oriented recreation and tourism.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessAn application must be filed for each year when qualified investment isplaced in service or use. A schedule is filed with each tax return on which thecredit is claimed.Deadlines:Application must be filed on or before the due date of the income tax returnfor the year when qualified investment is first placed in service or use.DescriptionAn eligible small business Taxpayer is allowed a credit in the manner describedabove for the general Economic Opportunity Tax Credit, except that the smallbusiness must create at least 10 new WV jobs within 12 months, rather than20 new jobs within 3 years. If the qualified small business creates at least 10qualified new jobs, the small business may receive a credit equal to 10% of itsqualified investment. Small business is defined as one having gross receiptsof $8,714,300 (for 2012). This number is adjusted for inflation each year. TheTaxpayer can offset up to 100% of corporate net income tax “attributable toqualified investment” & up to 100% of business franchise tax “attributable toqualified investment” for a period of up to 13 years.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–61


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax Department continued ...Program: Small Business Tax CreditEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsEligible applicants are businesses engaged in the activities of manufacturing,information processing, warehousing, non-retail goods distribution, qualifiedresearch and development, or destination-oriented recreation and tourism; Nomaximum or minimum investment. The Jobs creation threshold is 10 new jobsheld by WV domiciled WV residents.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in recapture or recalculationof the tax credit.D–62 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: Special Property Tax Valuation For Air and WaterPollution Abatement EquipmentFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingEntities having a property tax liability for Air and Water Pollution AbatementEquipmentN/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessAnnual application filed with the Assessor is required.Deadlines:Property tax return filing deadlines apply.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsSpecial property tax valuation at 5% of cost instead of fair market value: ((5% xCost of the Property) x 60%) x Rate = Tax.Entities having a property tax liability for Air and Water Pollution AbatementEquipment.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in denial of the valuation.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–63


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West Virginia Tax DepartmentFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eProgram: Special Property Tax Valuation For Aircraft Owned or Leasedby Commercial Airlines or Private CarriersContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingEntities having a property tax liability for aircraft owned or leased bycommercial airlines or private carriers.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessAnnual application filed with the Assessor is required.Deadlines:Property tax return filing deadlines apply.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsSpecial property tax valuation on aircraft owned or leased by commercialairlines or private carriers: The lower of fair market salvage value or (5% of cost)= the value on which property tax is calculated.Entities having a property tax liability for aircraft owned or leased bycommercial airlines or private carriers.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in denial of the valuation.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–65


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West Virginia Tax DepartmentFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eProgram: Special Property Tax Valuation for Molds, Jigs, Dies, Forms, Patternsand Templates Directly Used in ManufacturingContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingEntities having a property tax liability for molds, jigs, dies, forms, patterns andtemplates directly used in manufacturing.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessAnnual application filed with the Assessor is required.Deadlines:Property tax return filing deadlines apply.Description Special property tax valuation at the lower of fair market salvage value or (5%of cost) = the value on which property tax is calculated, instead of fair marketvalue: ((The lower of fair market salvage value or (5% x or original cost of theProperty)) x 60%) x Rate = TaxEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsEntities having a property tax liability for molds, jigs, dies, forms, patterns andtemplates directly used in manufacturing.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in denial of the valuation.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–67


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West Virginia Tax DepartmentFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eProgram: Special Property Tax Valuation For Servers & Tangible PersonalProperty Directly Used in a High-technology Business orin an Internet Advertising BusinessContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingEntities having a property tax liability for servers & tangible personal propertydirectly used in a high-technology business or in an internet advertising business.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessAnnual application filed with the Assessor is required.Deadlines:Property tax return filing deadlines apply.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–69


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax Department continued ...Program: Special Property Tax Valuation f or Servers & Tangible PersonalProperty Directly Used in a High-technology Business orin an Internet Advertising BusinessDescriptionSpecial property tax valuation on servers & tangible personal property directlyused in a high-technology business or in an internet advertising business. Thevalue on which property tax is calculated for this property is 5% of the originalcost of the property.“High technology business” is defined as a business primarily engaged in oneor more of the following activities: Computer hardware design & development;computer software design, development, customization & upgrade; computersystems design & development; website design & development; networkdesign & development; design & development of new manufactured productswhich incorporate computer hardware & software; electronic data processing;network management, maintenance, engineering, administration & securityservices; website management, maintenance, engineering, administration &security services & computer systems management, maintenance, engineering,administration & security services.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsEntities having a property tax liability for servers & tangible personal propertydirectly used in a high-technology business or in an internet advertising business.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in denial of the valuation.D–70 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Tax DepartmentProgram: Strategic Research & Development Tax CreditFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingManufacturing entities that pay West Virginia property tax on inventories.N/ATotal available: N/AMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessAn application must be filed for each year when qualified investment is placedin service or use. A schedule is filed with each tax return on which the credit isclaimed. No tax credit may be claimed until the Tax Commissioner affirmativelycertifies the project.Deadlines:An application must be filed on or before the due date of the income tax returnfor each year when qualified investment is placed in service or use.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsCredit is the higher of 3% of all qualified expenses & qualified investment, or10% of the excess of qualified expenses & qualified investment for the taxableyear over the average for a 3 year base period. Credit offsets up to 100% of BFT& CNIT in the order stated. Excess credit may be carried forward for a periodnot to exceed 10 tax years.Businesses engaged in qualified research and development activities withinWest Virginia.Failure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in recapture or recalculationof the tax credit.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–71


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West Virginia Tax DepartmentFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eProgram: West Virginia Commercial Patent Incentives Tax CreditContactTaxpayer Services Division304.558.33331.800.982.8297TaxWVTaxAid@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingManufacturing entities that pay West Virginia property tax on inventories.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:NoThe credit is shown on a tax return with applicable schedules.Deadlines:DescriptionTax credit for entities having a contract with WVU or Marshall and engagingin patent development, equal to 20% or 30% of royalties and “otherconsideration received” from the sale, lease or licensing of a patent developedin West Virginia.Tax credit in the amount of 20% or 30% of net profits attributable to a patent ofa “person directly using a patent developed in West Virginia in a manufacturingproduct or process in West Virginia.”The credit offsets business franchise tax, corporate net income tax andpersonal income tax for up to 10 years.EligibleApplicantsEntities having a contract with WVU or Marshall and engaging in patentdevelopment, and persons directly using a patent developed in West Virginia ina manufacturing product or process in West Virginia.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–73


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Tax Department continued ...Program: West Virginia Commercial Patent Incentives Tax CreditRestrictionsFailure to fulfill statutory requirements may result in recapture or recalculationof the tax credit.D–74 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


WorkForce West VirginiaProgram: Military Incentive Program (MIP) Act of 1991Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactClaudia George, Assistant DirectorOne Stop Field Operations304.558.1138Claudia.d.george@wv.govhttp://www.wvcommerce.org/business/workforcewv/veterans/mip/default.aspxTargetAudienceFundingAll businesses and targeted Veterans.StateTotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:NoOn going.Deadlines: NoneDescriptionMilitary Incentive Program (MIP) is an employer tax incentive programdesigned to promote the employment of Korean, Vietnam-era, and disabledveterans, as well as unemployed National Guard members and Reservists.Tax credits are based on a percentage of the first $5,000 in wages paid to theindividual after one continuous year of employment.The credit may be applied against the personal income tax liability ofproprietorship or partnership employers, or the corporate net income taxes ofcorporations.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–75


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWorkForce West Virginia continued ...Program: Military Incentive Program (MIP) Act of 1991EligibleApplicants • Employers hiring eligible Korean and Vietnam era Veterans receive a creditof 30%.• Employers hiring eligible disabled Veterans may claim a credit rangingfrom 10 to 100%. The percentage is equal to the service related disabilitydetermined by the VA.• Employers hiring unemployed Guard or Reserve member receive a creditof 25%.RestrictionsCertificate of eligibility must be issued by WorkForce West Virginia PRIOR tohire date.D–76 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWorkForce West VirginiaProgram: On-the-Job Training (OJT)ContactMartha Craig-Hinchman, Assistant DirectorEmployment Services304.558.8414Martha.L.Craig-Hinchman@wv.govhttp://www.wvcommerce.org/business/workforcewv/job_seekers/on_the_job_training/default.aspxTargetAudienceFundingIndividuals; BusinessesFederal /U.S. Department Of LaborTotal available: National Emergency Grant Funds $490,993Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Reimbursement Rates to Employers for On-the-Job (OJT) Training ParticipantsTraining reimbursement time is based on SVP level and based on the following:Skill Level Average Training Hours Max. Hours ReimbursedSVP Level 4 520 hrs 375 hrsSVP Level 5 680 hrs 425 hrsSVP Level 6 840 hrs 475 hrsSVP Level 7 & above 1040 hrs 499 hrsEmployer wage reimbursement rate will be based on employer size with thesliding scale requirements as follows:Number of EmployeesPercent of Reimbursement1- 50 Up- to 9051-250 Up- to 75251 Standard 50W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–77


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWorkForce West Virginia continued ...Program: On-the-Job Training (OJT)ApplicationProcessOn-the-Job Training (OJT) contracts can be negotiated with employersthroughout the National Emergency Grant (NEG) cycle from December 1, 2010through June 30, 2012.Deadlines:• On-the-Job (OTJ) Training activities must occur within the NEG grant cycle ofDecember 1, 2010 through June 30, 2012.• West Virginia’s Average UI Duration for Quarter 1, 2010 equals 17.88.• No dislocated workers whose employment termination began beforeJanuary 1, 2008 (the recession trigger thus the beginning date of this NEG)may be served with this OJT NEG.DescriptionThe On-the-Job (OJT) grant activities are implemented through a special targetNational Emergency Grant (NEG) focusing on serving eligible workers recruitedfrom the category of long-term unemployed. OJT eligible customers are from a“prolonged unemployed” population for this grant. The overall project designis based on the State’s OJT contract criteria including types of acceptableemployment, special employer conditions, reimbursement provisions forthe OJT contracts, training outline with skill sets, duration of training, andinstructions for completing the OJT contract and negotiating OJT contractagreements. Because the numbers of long term unemployed will vary fromregion to region the funding amount will also vary.Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) in Region 4 (Mid Ohio Valley) and Region7 (Eastern Panhandle) are the project operators for the current NEG grant andare responsible for recruiting employers and linking long-term unemployedto employers for OJT placements. The Workforce Investment Boards areresponsible for “taking care” of contracted employers by building a relationshipthat is evaluated on a timely basis. In turn, the employers will have the roleof assisting the participants to grow and develop into the employee asset allparties envision.D–78 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWorkForce West Virginia continued ...Program: On-the-Job Training (OJT)DescriptionContinuedTypes of Acceptable Employment (Negotiated with OJT employers):• Employment must be full-time for up to six months.• Temporary, low-skilled and high turnover jobs are not acceptable.• Seasonal employment is not acceptable unless it can be determined that itwill contribute to the customer’s year-round employment.• Commission or piece rate jobs are not acceptable.• Employment with a relative related by blood, marriage or adoption is notacceptable.• Be sure to establish that the individual would not have the skills necessaryfor the job without the OJT. (For long-term unemployed it will be importantto identify current skill levels that can be enhanced through the OJTcontract.)• If the applicant has worked in the occupation or field before, documentwhat new skills will be acquired.• A formal apprenticeship generally would be longer than the six-monthapprovable training period. However, an OJT providing minimum skillsrequired to enter an apprenticeship program would be acceptable.Contracted employers will agree to provide and make allowance for on the jobtraining of the participant and agree to no replacement of present employees.Employers will be recruited from 3 main resources; those that already dobusiness with WorkForce WV, Chambers of Commerce and personal recruiting.The number one criterion is an employer who is in need of employees withthe intent that the employer will train the OJT participant and retain them asa permanent employee. The assessment tools give opportunity for variouslevels of skills for the employers to choose from and the reimbursement to theemployer gives an avenue to train and hire skilled workers who in turn will beable to maintain the needs of their families and household.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–79


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWorkForce West Virginia continued ...Program: On-the-Job Training (OJT)EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsLong-term unemployed of which meet the definition, for the purposes of theOJT NEG Grant, “prolonged unemployed” refers to those dislocated workerswho have been unemployed beyond the state’s average UnemploymentInsurance (UI) duration. Source: ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/content/data.asp.• West Virginia’s Average UI Duration for Quarter 1, 2010 equals 17.88.• No dislocated workers whose employment termination began beforeJanuary 1, 2008 (the recession trigger thus the beginning date of this NEG)may be served with this OJT NEG.• Veterans and recently returned from active duty Veterans are to be givenpriority in all cases.Special Employer Conditions: OTJ positions cannot be developed with publicsector employers or with employers which are gambling establishments,swimming pools, aquariums, zoos or golf courses.An employer must meet the following special conditions in order to beapproved for an OJT contract. These conditions are included in the OJTcontract, but the employer must be aware of these conditions and must agreeverbally that these conditions are met before preliminary training approval canbe given.• No currently employed individual may be displaced by the OJT participant,including partial displacement, such as a reduction in the hours of nonovertimework, wages or employment benefits;• The employer has not terminated the employment of any regular employee,or otherwise reduced the work force with the intention of filling the vacancyso created by hiring the eligible individuals;• No other individual is on layoff from the same or any substantiallyequivalent job for which such eligible customer is being trained;• Such training does not impair existing contracts for services or collectivebargaining agreements;• In the case of training which would be inconsistent with the terms of acollective bargaining agreement, written concurrence has been obtainedfrom the concerned labor organizations;• The job for which the eligible customer is being trained is not being createdin a promotional line that will infringe in any way upon the promotionalopportunities of the currently employed individuals;D–80 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety (DMAPS)Program: www.grants.govContactKelly Underwood, Executive SecretaryOffice of the Secretary304.558.2930Kelly.S.Underwood@wv.govTargetAudienceFundingGovernment organizations, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations,small businesses.FederalTotal available: $500 billion in annual awardsMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Various.ApplicationProcess To initiate, applicant must register, which is a one-time process but can take 3-5days. Grant application package can be downloaded and completed offline,then submitted online.Deadlines: VariousDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThis is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs from26 grant-making agencies. Registration is a one-time process but can take 3-5days. To find more information on the availability and requirements to applyplease visit www.grants.gov.Various. Dependent upon the grant.Various. Dependent upon the grant.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–81


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WV Department of TransportationProgram: Industrial Access RoadFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactDavid E. Cramer, PE; Staff EngineerDivision of Highways304.558.9211David.E.Cramer@wv.govwww.transportation.wv.govTargetAudienceFundingNew or expanding industries (Manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, etc.)State (DOH)Total available: $3 million/fiscal yearApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:No County may receive more than $400,000 in Unmatched or $150,000 inMatched IAR funds in a given fiscal year.Application completed by County or City and submitted to the WVDevelopment Office with County Commission Resolution of support; if theWV Development Office recommends the project, then the application istransmitted to the WVDOH for approval. Applications may be submitted atany time during the fiscal year and are processed on a first-come/first-servedbasis until the full amount of IAR funds ($3 million) is obligated. IAR funds areapproved on the basis of total qualified industrial investment associated withthe new or expanding industry (10:1 Industrial investment: Unmatched IARfunds; 5:1 Industrial investment: Matched IAR funds).Deadlines:IAR funds are available each fiscal year and no application deadline exists,although potential applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soonas possible after beginning of the fiscal year.DescriptionProgram provides funds to facilitate public access to the new or expandingindustry, which may reduce capital and future maintenance cost to theindustry.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–83


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Department of Transportation continued ...Program: Industrial Access RoadEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsCounties or municipalities may apply, with IAR funds approved on the basisof qualified investment. Applicant must provide summary of qualifiedinvestment: number of jobs retained, and number of jobs anticipated over athree-year period, associated with the project.Pursuant to West Virginia Code §17-3A-4, IAR funds may not be used for theadjustment of utilities or for the construction of Industrial Access Roads toschools, hospitals, libraries, armories, shopping centers, apartment buildings,government installations or similar facilities, whether public or private.Industrial Access Road funds may not be used to construct Industrial AccessRoads on private property and may only be allocated to those items ofconstruction and engineering which are essential to providing an adequatefacility to serve the anticipated traffic. IAR funds may not be allocated foritems such as storm sewers, curbs, gutters and extra pavement width unlessnecessary to extend or connect to an existing access road.D–84 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


WV Department of TransportationProgram: Recreational Trails ProgramFinancial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactRyan Burns, Program Manager304.558.9297Ryan.C.Burns@wv.govwww.transportation.wv.govTargetAudienceFundingGovernment, non-profitsFederalTotal available: $1,000,000ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:$15,000 minimum, $150,000 maximum total project costComplete the “Intent-to-Apply” form online at dohgrants.wv.gov once a year.Deadlines:Intent-to-Apply due November 15 each year.Application due February 15 each year.DescriptionRTP funds may be used for:1. Maintenance and/or restoration of existing trails2. Development and/or rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities andtrail linkages3. Purchase and/or lease of trail construction and maintenance equipment4. Acquisition of easements or property for trails5. Operation of educational programs to promote safety and environmentalprotection related to trails6. Assessment of trail conditions for accessibilityW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–85


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Department of Transportation continued ...Program: Recreational Trails ProgramEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe following is a list of eligible project sponsor organizations/governmentalbodies:• Local governments• Regional transportation authorities• Transit agencies• Natural resource or public land agencies• School districts, local education agencies, or schools• Tribal governments• Any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oroversight of transportation or recreational trails (other than a metropolitanplanning organization or a State agency) that the State Department ofTransportation (DOT) determines to be eligibleRTP funds may not be used for:1. Property condemnation (eminent domain)2. Constructing new trails for use on National Forest or Bureau of LandManagement lands (with certain exceptions)3. Facilitating motorized access on otherwise nonmotorized trails*RTP funds are intended for recreational trails. They may NOT be used toimprove roads for general passenger vehicle use or to provide shouldersalong roads.Non-profit organizations and State agencies are no longer eligible toparticipate in the program as a Sponsor.D–86 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Department of TransportationProgram: Transportation Alternatives (TA) ProgramContactRebecca A. Davison, Program ManagerHighways304.558.9600Rebecca.A.Davison@wv.govwww.transportation.wv.govTargetAudienceFundingThe following is a list of eligible project Sponsor organizations/governmentalbodies:• Local governments• Regional transportation authorities• Transit agencies• Natural resource or public land agencies• School districts, local education agencies, or schools• Tribal governments• Any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oroversight of transportation or recreational trails (other than a metropolitanplanning organization or a State agency) that the State Department ofTransportation (DOT) determines to be eligibleFederalTotal available: $6,000,000Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Minimum amount allowable for consideration under the TA program hasbeen raised from $30,000 to $50,000. This is a direct result of the likelihoodthat, due to inflation, design requirements, NEPA, etc., the majority of projectsrealistically cannot be completed for under $50,000. ($40,000 TA funds +$10,000 Sponsor match = $50,000 total project cost). There is no maximumamount of funding that can be requested.ApplicationProcess Once a year on-line at dohgrants.wv.gov. Intent-to-Apply is due November 15each year. Application is due January 15 each year.Deadlines: See above.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–87


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Department of Transportation continued ...Program: Transportation Alternatives (TA) ProgramDescriptionOn July 06, 2012 President Obama signed into Law P.L. 112-141, Moving Aheadfor Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), thus replacing P.L. 109-159,the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacyfor Users (SAFETEA-LU). Programs formerly and individually funded underSAFETEA-LU, including the Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP), theSafe Routes to School (SRTS) Program and the Recreational Trails Program (RTP),are now all contained within the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program. TheWVDOH’s TA Program provides funding to local and regional governmentalentities to undertake projects to support alternative transportation, communityinfrastructure improvement activities, historic preservation, roadway amenitiesand support conventional transportation projects in the areas of archaeologyand environmental mitigation.D–88 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Department of Transportation continued ...Program: Transportation Alternatives (TA) ProgramEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsUnder MAP-21, the following activities are eligible for funding under theTA Program:1. Construction, planning and design of on-road and off-road trail facilitiesfor pedestrians, bicyclists and other nonmotorized forms of transportationincluding sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle signals,traffic calming techniques, lighting and other safety-related infrastructure,and transportation projects to achieve compliance with the Americanswith Disabilities Act of 1990.2. Construction, planning and design of infrastructure-related projects andsystems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers, including children,older adults and individuals with disabilities to access daily needs.3. Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails forpedestrians, bicyclists or other nonmotorized transportation users.4. Construction of turnouts, overlooks and viewing areas.5. Inventory, control or removal of outdoor advertising.6. Historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities.7. Vegetation management practices in transportation rights-of-way toimprove roadway safety, prevent against invasive species, and provideerosion control.8. Archaeological activities relating to impacts from implementation of atransportation project eligible under this title.9. Any environmental mitigation activity, including pollution preventionand pollution abatement activities and mitigation to address stormwatermanagement, control and water pollution prevention or abatementrelated to highway construction or due to highway runoff, includingactivities described in sections 133(b)(11), 328(a) and 329; or reduce vehiclecausedwildlife mortality or to restore and maintain connectivity amongterrestrial or aquatic habitats.Non-profit organizations and State agencies are no longer eligible toparticipate in the program as a Sponsor. However, the WVDOH encouragesnon-profit groups and State agencies to partner with eligible organizations.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–89


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Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Economic Development Authority (WVEDA)Program: Loan Insurance Program/Leveraged Technology Loan Program*ContactLoan Officers:Tony BenedettoJoey BrowningSteve Webb304.558.3650Tony.P.Benedetto@wv.govJoey.D.Browning@wv.govSteven.J.Webb@wv.govhttp://www.wveda.org/program-loaninsurance.htmlTargetAudienceFundingAvailable to all business borrowers regardless of size or industry.StateTotal available: $8,561,932ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Maximum insured portion is equal to 80% of the loan extended by anapplicant, bank or the maximum insured amount of $500,000 insurance (80%of a $625,000 loan).Applications are provided to business lenders upon request. A non-refundable$500 application fee is required to be submitted with the application which willbe applied toward a minimum 1% of insured amount closing fee if approved.Deadlines:Applications must be received by the first Thursday of each month forconsideration at the following month’s Board of Directors’ meeting.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–91


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Economic Development Authority (WVEDA) continued ...Program: Loan Insurance Program/Leveraged Technology Loan Program*DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe business borrower applies directly to a bank which negotiates collateral,interest rate, and loan covenants in keeping with its lending guidelines.Upon favorable review and conditional approval of the loan, the bank makesapplication to WVEDA for loan insurance. WVEDA requires a brief summary ofthe project, company history or business plan, company and personal financialstatements, the bank’s conditional loan commitment, and a one page loaninsurance application. Upon receipt of the information WVEDA prepares theapplication for consideration by its Board of Directors at the next regularlyscheduled meeting (the third Thursday of each month). Should WVEDAapprove the extension of loan insurance, a 1% closing fee on the insuredportion of the loan, due when the Bank loan closes, is assessed with the $500application fee being applied to this amount. WVEDA’s insurance period is upto four years but the bank’s loan term may be longer. The bank may request anextension of the loan insurance period prior to its expiration.Bank lenders may apply for insurance upon determining conditional loanapproval for manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, or service providersconducting legal business in WV. WVEDA’s expectation is that one FTE job willbe created or retained for each $15,000 insured.Loan insured may be for the purposes of fixed asset acquisition, inventorypurchase, or permanent working capital funding. Construction loans and drawor revolving lines of credit do not qualify.*The Leveraged Technology Loan Program provides insurance up to 90% ofthe bank loan for a maximum amount of $500,000, and a maximum term offive years, to businesses that are implementing an innovative technology formanufacturing tangible products or that provide high value-added services.Funds may be used for inventory, production, product commercialization,and marketing. Funds may not be used for acquisition of general operationaland administrative equipment or real estate, or to re-pay an existing loan. Allother factors and requirements are identical to those described for the LoanInsurance Program.D–92 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Economic Development Authority (WVEDA)Program: West Virginia Certified Development Corporation(Small Business Administration 504 Loan)ContactLoan Officers:Tony BenedettoJoey BrowningSteve Webb304.558.3650Tony.P.Benedetto@wv.govJoey.D.Browning@wv.govSteven.J.Webb@wv.govwww.wveda.orgTargetAudienceFundingSmall BusinessFederalTotal available: Up to $5,000,000ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:$50,000 / $5,000,000The WVCDC Board convenes on the 3rd Thursday of each month to considerapplications.Deadlines:Must receive completed application by the 1st of the month you want to beconsidered.DescriptionPurpose is to create or retain jobs by providing fixed asset financing to helpsmall businesses purchase, construct or expand their facilities. This includesthe purchase of fixed equipment. The SBA will participate up to 40% of theeligible project costs on a subordinated basis.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–93


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Economic Development Authority (WVEDA) continued ...Program: West Virginia Certified Development Corporation(Small Business Administration 504 Loan)EligibleApplicants10% - 20% equity requiredOne job for every $65,000 loaned must be created ($100,000 formanufacturing projects).Restrictions • SBA will not finance working capital or rolling stock• Must be a for-profit business• Net worth must be less than $15 million• After tax income cannot exceed $5 million• Cannot finance real estate, speculative project, businesses engaged ingambling, promoting religion, in the financial sector or that restrict patronage.D–94 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Economic Development Authority (WVEDA)Program: WVEDA Direct Loan ProgramContactLoan Officers:Tony BenedettoJoey BrowningSteve Webb304.558.3650Tony.P.Benedetto@wv.govJoey.D.Browning@wv.govSteven.J.Webb@wv.govwww.wveda.org/program-directloan.htmlTargetAudienceFundingCredit worthy manufacturing and industrial business, distribution centers anddestination tourism companies seeking to expand, modernize or relocate toWest Virginia.State & FederalTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Yes. Minimum loan amount: $100,000; Maximum loan amount: $10,000,000.After meeting with a WVEDA staff member to determine project eligibility theborrower will be given a loan application which summarizes the materials andattachments that must be submitted for loan consideration.Deadlines:The WVEDA board meets on the third Thursday of each month; any completeapplication submitted to the WVEDA by the end of any month will be on thenext month’s board meeting for consideration.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–95


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Economic Development Authority (WVEDA) continued ...Program: WVEDA Direct Loan ProgramDescriptionWVEDA Direct Loan Program is a low interest loan program designed toprovide an incentive to recruit credit-worthy companies to West Virginia oras an incentive for in-state businesses to expand or modernize. The WVEDAcould finance up to 45% of eligible project costs such as land, buildings and orequipment; the borrower is required to inject at least 10% into the project. Forexample a $1,000,000 project would typically have a $100,000 equity injection(10%) and a $450,000 WVEDA loan and $450,000 bank loan.The interest rate for the WVEDA Direct Loan Program is the prime rate minus 4%(floor of 4%) for loans of $800,000 or less; the rate is fixed for the entire loan term.For loans greater than $800,000 the rate is a function of Treasury bond rates.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsWest Virginia manufacturing and industrial business as well as distributioncompanies and destination tourism businesses seeking to expand ormodernize their operation are eligible for WVEDA financing. Out of statecompanies considering locating to West Virginia could also be eligible.The WVEDA can only offer permanent, term loan financing; generally a privatelender provides interim financing for projects involving construction. Serviceand retail businesses are not eligible for WVEDA financing. Working capitalloans are not eligible as well.D–96 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


WV Higher Education Policy CommissionProgram: WV Research Trust Fund (Bucks-for-Brains)Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactDr. Paul Hill, Vice ChancellorScience and Research304.558.4128Hill@hepc.wvnet.eduwvhepcnew.wvnet.eduTargetAudienceFundingScience based companies, university faculty, students and donors with interestin Research and Development.StateTotal available: $50 millionApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Companies cannot receive but can receive tax benefits from gifts to theuniversity.Universities (WVU and MU) may access matching on a dollar-for-dollar amountfor gifts totaling $50,000. WVU is eligible for up to $35M and MU is eligible forthe remaining $15M in the original fund.Deadlines:All match funds must be submitted by March 8, 2015 or be subject toreallocation by the state.DescriptionThe WVRTF was established to encourage financial gifts to universities’research endowments. While the original gift and state match cannotbe expended, all interest and accrued funds directly benefit the conductof scientific research and innovation that support the state’s economicdevelopment. Interest on these accounts pay for R&D expenses, recruitmentof new research talent, student scholarships, laboratory equipment and othercosts associated with research. These in turn may have a direct benefit to thedonor in advancing technology, innovation, commercialization and workforce.Another short-term benefit is accrued through tax relief over the period ofactual giving.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E D–97


Financial AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Higher Education Policy Commission continued ...Program: WV Research Trust Fund (Bucks-for-Brains)EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsAll gifts from any individual or corporation are eligible for match as long asthe donor designates the funds to a scientific area defined by state statute.Energy, Biotechnology, Biometrics, Nanotechnology and Gerontology are thelegislatively designated investment areas. Only Marshall and WVU are eligibleto request and receive matches.Non-research and non-scientific activities are ineligible. Only gifts from privatebusinesses for specifically defined research areas are eligible for state match.D–98 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


HR AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Department of EducationProgram: Hospitality Training (i.e., customer service, food safety, ServSafe)ContactDonna Wilkes, Coordinator304.558.6321dwilkes@access.k12.wv.uswww.wvheat.orgTargetAudienceFundingLarge businesses, small businesses, and individualsStateTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/APlease contact Donna Wilkes or visit wvde.state.wv.us/wvheat.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsCost effective training is offered to hospitality and tourism industry andrelated businesses.Large businesses, small businesses, and individualsNoneW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E E–1


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West Virginia Department of EducationProgram: West Virginia Workplace Education ProgramHR AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactDr. Robin Asbury304.695.1182wvworkplace@gmail.comresa7.k12.wv.us/WorkplaceEdu.htmTargetAudienceFundingWe serve all sizes and types of businesses, including new and existing businessand industry.Federal/State Adult Basic Education FundsTotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/ACompanies interested in the services of the WV Workplace Education Programcan contact Dr. Robin Asbury at 304-695-1182 or Tina White at 304-695-1183.There is no formal application process.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionThe WV Workplace Education Program provides customized essential skilltraining for incumbent or potential employees (in the case of businessexpansion or relocation to WV). Essential skills include basic computer training,communication skills, applied math for the workplace, problem-solving,among others. This training provides companies with cost-effective and highlycustomized training to help them retain employees, promote from within,and reduce waste and down-time. The bottom line is the bottom line for thisprogram; we strive to meet the basic training needs of the employer. Throughthis program, we can also provide ACT WorkKeys® Job Profiling to identify thecrucial basic skills needed in specific jobs to help employers with hiring andpromotion decisions.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E E–3


HR AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Department of Education continued ...Program: West Virginia Workplace Education ProgramEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe cost to the company at present is $75/hr (NOT per participant) for training.WorkKeys Job Profiling is available for $1,750.00 per job profiled. The otherinvestment by the company is generally scheduling training during work timeor overlapping shifts.The WV Workplace Education Program cannot provide training in technicalskills or computer skills beyond basics (such as basic keyboarding, wordprocessing, spreadsheet, database), but can work with career and technicaleducation centers, higher education, and others to connect a company to theright resource.E–4 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


HR AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWorkForce West VirginiaProgram: ACT WorkKeys Job ProfilingContactValerie Smith-Rebholz, M.A., DWCP-ES,Business Consultant, ACT Authorized Job ProfilerValerie.L.Smith@wv.govDeanna Jones, Business Consultant, ACT Authorized Job ProfilerDeanna.D.Jones@wv.gov(304) 488-9840(304) 549-0609www.wvcommerce.org/business/workforcewv/employersTargetAudienceFundingSmall, medium, and large size businesses are served by the ACT WorkKeysJob Profiling Program. There are also individuals that are served includingjob applicants, incumbent workers wishing to be promoted or transfer withintheir organization, and those job seekers wishing to update their marketableskills geared toward a particular organization, industry, or just to update theirpersonal resume or profile.Federal and State FundingTotal available: Total funding amounts vary for each budget yearApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:WorkKeys job profiles are based on the employers hiring, training, andretention needs. Services are provided per employer request with a maximumof three job profiles for an employer within a one year period of time.Applications are accepted on a regular basis and scheduled according toimmediate need and scheduling availability of WorkForce West Virginia’s ACTWorkKeys Authorized Job Profilers.Deadlines: There are currently no program deadlines.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E E–5


HR AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWorkForce West Virginia continued ...Program: ACT WorkKeys Job ProfilingDescriptionThe ACT WorkKeys Job Profiling Process is a tool that assists employers toselect, train, develop, and retain the high performance workforce necessaryto compete successfully in today’s global economy. The completed jobprofile gives employers reliable, relevant information about employees’and applicants’ skill levels. When the employer compares this assessmentinformation with the skill benchmarks required for their jobs, they will be ableto make solid decisions about their workforce.The Job Profiling Process increases the employers’ bottom line, reducesturnover, overtime, and waste while increasing morale among workers. It alsoallows the guesswork to be taken out of selection decisions and establish legaldefensibility in the hiring process. Finally, this process will assist the employerin obtaining the most efficiency from its training practices and improve theeffectiveness of the company’s training dollars.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsDecisions on companies that may receive the ACT WorkKeys Job ProfilingProcess are geared toward companies that offer jobs with medium to highwages with benefits and/or companies in areas with high unemployment and/or limited employment opportunities.All employers interested in the profiling program will be visited and discussionswill be held concerning the benefits and requirements of the program. At thatpoint, a decision will be made as to whether the profiling process is the best fitfor the company at that time or whether other directions or programs wouldbetter suit the needs of the employer. This determination is made for eachemployer on an individual basis.E–6 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


HR AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWorkForce West VirginiaProgram: Federal Bonding ProgramContactStephen P. Dailey, Director304.558.1138Stephen.P.Dailey@wv.govwww.wvcommerce.org/business/workforcewv/job_seekers/federal_bondingTargetAudienceFundingBusinesses of any size are eligible. The program provides bonding for exoffenders,ex-addict, and individuals with a poor-credit record or have declaredbankruptcy, individuals dishonorably discharged from the military, andindividuals lacking a work history who are from families with low income.FederalTotal available: $25,000ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:A total of $5,000 bond coverage is usually issued, with NO DEDUCTIBLE amountof liability for the employer. Once the date is set for the applicant to start work,the bond can be issued immediately. The employer signs NO papers.Issuance of the bond for job placement to occur can be requested by either theemployer or the job applicant. This request is to be made to WorkForceWest Virginia. The job start date will be the effective date of the bond insurancewhich will terminate six months later. After six months, continued coverage willbe made available for purchase if the worker has exhibited job honesty underthe program’s bond.Deadlines:Once the date is set for the applicant to start work, the bond can beissued immediately.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E E–7


HR AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWorkForce West Virginia continued ...Program: Federal Bonding ProgramDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsIn West Virginia, the Federal Bonding Program is a joint effort betweenWorkForce West Virginia and the U.S. Department of Labor. Fidelity bondsare free of charge for any employee or employer, but can be used onlyin employment-related situations where fidelity bonding is required as acondition of individual employment. Bonds cannot be resold or transferred.The program serves as a job placement tool, guaranteeing to employers thejob honesty of any at-risk jobseeker. The program was designed to reimburseemployers for loss due to employee theft of money or property with nodeductible amount becoming the employer’s liability.The program covers any person who is at risk in the categories listed above.There are no age limits. The job usually is to be for at least 30 hours work perweek. Workers must be paid wages with federal taxes automatically deductedfrom pay.The bond does not cover liability due to poor workmanship, job injuries orwork accident. It is not a bail bond or court bond for the legal system. It is not acontract bond, performance bond or license bond. Self-employed individualsare not eligible. Before a bond can be issued, the applicant must receive a joboffer and the employer must schedule a date to start work.E–8 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


HR AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWorkForce West VirginiaProgram: Job Orders/RecruitmentContactStephen P. Dailey, Director304.558.1138Stephen.P.Dailey@wv.govwww.workforcewv.orgTargetAudienceFundingLabor Exchange services are available to all businesses and job seekers seekingemployment and training through the State.FederalTotal available: Based on federal budget.ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:No. WorkForce West Virginia is 100% federally funded by United StatesDepartment of Labor and all services are free to job seekers and businesses.Application process is open-ended. Job Seekers can apply in-person at anyof our 21 locations or visit our website at www.workforcewv.org. Employerscan work directly with WorkForce West Virginia staff to place job order to findqualified workers or place a job order on our website at www.workforcewv.org,identifying their employment needs.Deadlines: N/AW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E E–9


HR AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWorkForce West Virginia continued ...Program: Job Orders/RecruitmentDescriptionWorkForce West Virginia can help an employer find the right workers for theirbusiness, saving them time and money. Having the largest online databaseof job seekers and available jobs in the state, WorkForce West Virginia canmatch employers with qualified applicants, increasing worker retention andproductivity. WorkForce West Virginia is a one-stop center for workforceresources, including training, tax incentives and labor market information.WorkForce West Virginia can help employers analyze the essential functionsof their vacant positions to help match the right job seeker to the right job.We can recruit at the individual and group level. WorkForce West Virginia canscreen, assess and interview job seekers for employers. If needed, we canprovide federal employee bonding. We can also provide space in our officesfor employers who decide to conduct their own interviews.We can administer nationally recognized WorkKeys assessments to potentialemployees to validate the skill levels employers need for successful workers.WorkForce West Virginia can help prepare print ads, post job openings onlineand broadcast job openings on cable television where available.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsAll individuals are eligible for our services. There is universal access to all ourcustomers’ in-person or via the website at www.workforcewv.org.NoneE–10 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


HR AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWVU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies & Development, Inc.Program: Non-Profit, Training & Development OrganizationContactMatt West304.293.5551matt.west@cesd.wvu.eduwww.cesd.wvu.eduTargetAudienceLarge and Small Businesses (statewide)FundingTotal available:Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessContinuousDeadlines: NoneDescriptionThe Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Development, Inc. (CESD) is anonprofit corporation affiliated with West Virginia University. Since 1981, CESDhas provided technical and workforce development services to hundreds oforganizations and tens of thousands of employees and students in West Virginia.We customize our approach, both training and technical services, for eachorganization based on a thorough understanding of the organization’s currentsituation and desired outcomes. Our team blends international experience andexpertise with local knowledge to support the needs of organizations inWest Virginia.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E E–11


HR AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWVU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies & Development, Inc. continued ...Program: Non-Profit, Training & Development OrganizationDescriptionContinuedOur services cover the entire spectrum of organizational needs ofindustry, including:Workforce Development• Employment assessment strategies – we help organizations think throughtheir recruiting, retention, training and performance goal setting andevaluation processes and work with them to identify strategies to establish ahighly productive, low turnover workforce.• Structured job training – we develop job specific instructional materials andprepare staff to deliver job training.• General business skills training – we provide organizations with a number ofcommonly used training packages on a variety of topics including customerservice, communicating in the workplace, problem solving, working inteams and many others.• Leadership development – we provide specific leadership programs andsuccession planning strategies for senior managers.Organizational Effectiveness• Organizational Development – we help organizations and teams with theway they function by evaluating and improving their structure, workingrelationships, roles and responsibilities.• Strategic Planning – we facilitate a collaborative planning approachfor developing an organizational vision, goals, objectives and theimplementation plan to reach the desired outcomes.• Internal and Market Assessments – we work with organizations to designand execute various assessments including customer requirements,employee feedback and other topics as requested.• Risk Management – we provide organizations an integrated approach toidentify, evaluate and address their internal and external risks.• Business Development – we help organizations develop business plans foran entire organization or strategies for new products and services frominitial concept through the market introduction.E–12 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


HR AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWVU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies & Development, Inc. continued ...Program: Non-Profit, Training & Development OrganizationDescriptionContinuedEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsPerformance Improvement• Continuous improvement – we help organizations improve their operationsusing a customized approach that includes aspects of Lean, Six Sigma, TQM,World Class Manufacturing, Kaizen and other commonly used methods.• Performance measurement systems – we provide organizations withthe information they need to measure and improve performance, fromidentifying the most appropriate measures to timely reporting of data usingthe available information technology.• Targeted problem solving – we work with organizations to solve theirtoughest problems and improve their most critical processes from initialresearch to final implementation.All WV employersNoneW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E E–13


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Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eINNOVA Commercialization Group, an initiative of the WVHTC FoundationProgram: Commercialization Services and Early Stage InvestmentContactGuy Peduto, Director304.333.6769gpeduto@wvhtf.orgwww.innovawv.orgTargetAudienceFundingEntrepreneurs, Small Business and ResearchersFederal, State and FoundationTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Up to $250,000 per Early Stage investmentApplication for Services is available for download on the INNOVA website;www.innovawv.org or may be submitted electronically atinnovawv.ecenterdirect.comDeadlines:Applications are accepted on a continuous, daily basis.DescriptionINNOVA® is a statewide commercialization program focused exclusively onWest Virginia innovators. Our mission is to assist entrepreneurs and smallbusinesses by providing business development resources, professionalassistance and capital necessary to successfully launch new products into thecommercial marketplace. As part of that mission, INNOVA® is a primary providerof early stage capital in West Virginia.Technical assistance and commercialization services are provided by INNOVA®team members to its client base. Such assistance may include business planreviews, strategic planning sessions, financial modeling, etc. Additional support isalso available to qualifying clients to assist in the funding of professional servicesfrom accountants, attorneys, market researchers, web developers, etc. INNOVA®also provides assistance in the preparation of SBIR and STTR proposals.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–1


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eINNOVA Commercialization Group, an initiative of the WVHTC Foundation continued ...Program: Commercialization Services and Early Stage InvestmentDescriptionContinuedThe INNOVA® Commercialization Group manages the primary seed fund withinWest Virginia seeking early stage innovative companies in which to invest.Its statewide focus has yielded eleven investments to date totaling close to$1.5 million dollars. Other forms of funding include a microloan fund whichprovides for more traditional working capital and equipment loans made to thegroup’s client base.The program serves as a job placement tool, guaranteeing employers the jobhonesty of any at-risk jobseeker. The program was designed to reimburseemployers for loss due to employee theft of money or property with nodeductible amount becoming the employer’s liability.EligibleApplicantsSmall business, entrepreneurs and researchersRestrictions 1. The company is located or principally based in West Virginia.1. More than fifty percent (50%) of the company’s assets and operations arelocated in WV.3. More than fifty percent (50%) of the company’s employees are WVresidents.F–2 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Marshall UniversityProgram: Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER)Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactKent Sowards, Associate Director304.696.4817sowards10@marshall.eduwww.marshall.edu/cberLisa Christopher, Senior Office Administrator304.696.3998bakerl@marshall.eduTargetAudienceFundingStatewide, Huntington MSA and ARCNoneTotal available:Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessClients should contact CBER directly to discuss particular needs and in whichways CBER might be able to provide services.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsStanding as a research arm of Marshall University, the CBER’s mission is toconduct business and economic research pertinent to the West Virginia andtri-state regional economies; provide related research and service support toCollege faculty; support University economic development and service efforts;integrate with the business community through direct faculty involvementin research related to the West Virginia and tri-state economies; providebusiness and economic development support to private and public sectorconstituencies; disseminate information, research findings, and data; andencourage and support faculty in their intellectual pursuits and contributions.Entities from both the public and private sectors are encouraged to contactCBER to discuss potential areas of service provision.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–3


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eMarshall University continued …Program: Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER)RestrictionsThe CBER does not engage in lobbying activities.F–4 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eRegional Contracting Assistance Center, Inc.Program: RCAC, Inc.ContactJessica Hudson, President304.344.2546 x 4lynne7@rcacwv.comwww.rcacwv.comTargetAudienceFundingWV based businesses and organizations interested in local, state, and federalgovernment contracting.Federal, State, Southern WV Community and Technical College, andcorporate donationsTotal available: FY 2011/2012 – Period covering 08/01/2011 through 07/31/2012Total budget awarded: $642,801Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:RCAC focuses on government contracting assistance for WV based businessesand organizations.ApplicationProcess Applications are accepted anytime during RCAC’s program year ( 8/1 – 7/31)Deadlines:RCAC’s assistance programs have no deadline; however, the fiscal year ends onJuly 31st of each year.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRCAC is a 501 (c)(3) organization funded to assist WV based businesses andorganizations in government contracting from solicitation interpretation,proposal preparation, required registrations, financial issues, performanceissues, contract closeout, and socio-economic certification process assistance.RCAC works with WV based businesses and organizations that have at leasttwo years of work history. An email address, Internet skills, and knowledgeof e-commerce are fundamental. Potential clients are assessed as to theircapabilities and those that need assistance outside the scope of RCAC’s missionare referred to organizations such as the US SBA, WV SBDC, SCORE, and localeconomic development authorities.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–5


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eRegional Contracting Assistance Center, Inc. continued ...Program: RCAC, Inc.RestrictionsRCAC shall not accept additional funds from federal sources unless priorpermission is granted by the federal government, Department of Defense(DoD) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).F–6 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eRobert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI)Program: RCBI - Multiple ProgramsContactCharlotte Weber, Director & CEO304.781.1655 or 800.469.RCBI (7224)cweber@rcbi.orgwww.rcbi.orgTargetAudienceFundingManufacturers and entrepreneurs, whose operations range from small tolarge businesses, are the priority at RCBI. RCBI services also are available toindividuals, dislocated workers, welfare-to-work participants, individuals instate or privately funded education or training programs as well as employerswho need to enhance or expand the skills of their workforce.Federal, state and private industry feesTotal available: RCBI does not provide cash funds to clients. However, RCBIdoes refer clients to funding resources to determine whether they meeteligibility requirements to qualify.ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive: N/AFor assistance, contact RCBI directly.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionAs West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, RCBI providesaccess to cutting edge and emerging technologies including ReverseEngineering Tools and 3D Printers as well as affordable workforce developmentinitiatives and technical training to manufacturers, entrepreneurs and individuals.Operating Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington,Charleston, Bridgeport and Rocket Center (near Keyser in West Virginia’s EasternPanhandle), RCBI’s mission includes developing a strong, capable, competitiveand just-in-time supplier base for the Department of Defense, NASA and thecommercial sector.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–7


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U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyProgram: National Clean Diesel CampaignTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactKathy Cosco, Chief Communications Officer304.926.0499 x 1267Kathy.Cosco@WV.govwww.epa.gov/cleandieselTargetAudienceFundingFederalTotal available:Varies each yearApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Depends on specific grant (National, Emerging Technologies, SmartWayFinance) and amount appropriated by Congress for a given year.EPA puts out Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for these competitive grants once ayear at the following website: www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/grantfund.htmDeadlines:The program deadlines for the competitive grants are set by EPA at the timethe funding becomes available.DescriptionEPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) promotes clean air strategiesby working with manufacturers, fleet operators, air quality professionals,environmental and community organizations, and state and local officials toreduce diesel emissions.As a result of EPA regulations, diesel engines manufactured today are cleanerthan ever. Recent diesel rulemakings have focused on light- and heavy-dutyhighway vehicles, nonroad diesel equipment, locomotive and marine engines,and large ocean-going vessels.EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign website is www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/index.htm.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–9


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eU.S. Environmental Protection Agency continued ...Program: National Clean Diesel CampaignEligibleApplicantsEligible entities under the National Clean Diesel Emission Reduction Program’scompetitive funding opportunities include U.S. regional, State, local or tribalagencies or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality,or nonprofit organizations or institutions that: 1) represent or provide pollutionreduction or educational services to persons or organizations that own oroperate diesel fleets; or 2) have, as their principle purpose, the promotion oftransportation or air quality. EPA encourages private fleet owners to partner witheligible entities for the implementation of diesel emission reduction projects.In most cases, a non-profit that is not a 501(c)(3) can apply. Non-profitorganizations, as defined by OMB Circular A-122, means any corporation, trust,association, cooperative, or other organization which is operated primarilyfor scientific, educational, service, charitable, or similar purposes in the publicinterest, is not organized primarily for profit, and uses its net proceeds tomaintain, improve, and/or expand its operations.For this purpose, the term “non-profit organization” includes non-profitinstitutions of higher education and hospitals. Non-profit organizationsdescribed in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage inlobbying activities as defined in Section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Actof 1995 are not eligible to apply. See Section III.A. of the RFP for all detailsregarding eligible entities.RestrictionsAwards cannot be used to meet federal, state, or local emissions reductionsmandates. Retrofit technologies must be EPA or CARB-certified or verified(www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/verification/verif-list.htm). Idle reductiontechnologies must be EPA-verified, and technologies from EPA’s EmergingTechnologies List must be used. Early replacement and repowers with certifiedengine configurations may be partially reimbursed if certain EPA emissionsrequirements are met.Applicant eligibility, project eligibility, and vehicle, equipment andengine eligibility are defined by the competitive grants, and have specificrequirements that are detailed in EPA’s “Questions and Answers: FY 2011Request for Proposals (RFP)” at www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/documents/fy11-faq-20110202.pdf.F–10 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Business CoachingTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactJamie Gaucher, Innovation & Technology ManagerSmall Business Development Center304.558.2960Jamie.O.Gaucher@wv.govwww.wvsbdc.orgTargetAudienceFundingBusinesses & EntrepreneursN/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AN/ADeadlines: N/ADescriptionInteractive Coach to Client Coaching on:• Business Needs Assessment• Business & Strategic Planning• Financial Statement Analysis & Projections• Market identification• Identification of Funding Sources• Loan Packaging• Guidance for Government Contracting• Guidance for International TradeW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–11


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Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Business Coaching for Existing and Potential Businessesin Area of International TradeContactJamie Gaucher, Innovation & Technology ManagerSmall Business Development Center304.558.2960Jamie.O.Gaucher@wv.govwww.wvsbdc.orgTargetAudienceFundingThose small businesses that are participating in International Trade.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AN/ADeadlines: N/ADescriptionInteractive one-on-one Coaching and Technical Assistance between Client andBusiness Coach on International Trade and Funding Sources for Internal Trade.Technical assistance in promoting increased imports and exports by smallbusinesses.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsExisting businesses in area of International Trade.N/AW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–13


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Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Business Coaching for Special Emphasis Business OwnersContactJamie Gaucher, Innovation & Technology ManagerSmall Business Development Center304.558.2960Jamie.O.Gaucher@wv.govwww.wvsbdc.orgTargetAudienceFundingPotential and existing small businesses that are owned by Displaced Workers,Young Entrepreneurs, Second Life, Disabled individuals, Women, Minorities,Agri-businesses and individuals living in a distressed, rural and urban area.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AN/ADeadlines: N/ADescriptionAssistance targeted to help individuals participate in the entrepreneurialand business process including pre-venture to existing businesses. TechnicalAssistance includes but is not limited to licensing procedures, loan packagingand government procurement.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsN/AW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–15


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West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Business Coaching for VeteransTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactJamie Gaucher, Innovation & Technology ManagerSmall Business Development Center304.558.2960Jamie.O.Gaucher@wv.govwww.wvsbdc.orgTargetAudienceFundingBusiness Assistance for pre-venture, start up and existing veterans, serviceconnected-disabled veteran-owned businesses, reservists on active duty andother reserve component members of the U.S. Military.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AN/ADeadlines: N/ADescriptionInteractive one on one Coaching between Client and Business Coach.Licensing & Registration Guidance, Business Plan Development, UnderstandingBusiness Financials, Business Financial Projections, Market Identification,Identification of Funding Sources and Loan Packaging.Assistance targeted toward veteran and service connected-disabled veteranowned businesses, as well as Reservists and National Guard members calledto active duty, such as: Veteran Entrepreneurial Training Programs; summitsfor veteran business owners; activities in conjunction with the Department ofVeterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services; EmployerSupport of the Guard and Reserve (E.S.G.R.) and National Guard State Adjutants;DELTA Program; marketing and assistance for the Military Reservist EconomicInjury Disaster Loan program; Patriot Express program; base closings and RIFcounseling; and, DOD or DOL Transition Assistance Program (TAP) seminars.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–17


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Business Coaching for VeteransEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsVeterans, service connected-disabled veteran-owned businesses, reservists onactive duty and other reserve component members of the U.S. Military.N/AF–18 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Export Promotion ProgramTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactDebra Martin, Manager, International Trade304.957.2042Debra.K.Martin@wv.govwww.worldtrdewv.comTargetAudienceFundingPrimarily small and medium-sized companies employing West Virginians thathave a product or service with the potential to sell internationally.StateTotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Although this program does not make direct grants to companies, we dosubsidize the cost of participation in international trade shows and trademissions and provide free export counseling.Participation is not restricted and a company is eligible as long as they have afacility in West Virginia that employs West Virginians.Deadlines: This program is ongoing.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe Export Promotion Program assists West Virginia companies, primarily smallto medium-sized, with their exporting needs. We sponsor trade missions andinternational trade shows to facilitate relationships with agents, distributors,and end users. In addition, we provide export counseling and training tocompanies interested in pursuing new markets or entering the global marketfor the first time.Companies with a facility located in West Virginia.Companies participating in trade missions or trade shows are responsible fortheir own travel costs.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–19


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West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Innovation & Technology-Based Coaching ServicesTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactJamie Gaucher, Innovation & Technology Manager304.558.2960Jamie.O.Gaucher@wv.govTargetAudienceWest Virginia-based entrepreneurs and researchers that have an idea for atechnology-based product, service or process innovation. Focus will be onopportunities where innovation is a catalyst for new products or services andwhere innovation is a consequence of improved process.FundingTotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/ADeadlines: N/AW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–21


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Innovation & Technology-Based Coaching ServicesDescriptionProvide expert business coaching around technical development oftechnologies, market development and business opportunities andorganizational development around entrepreneurs and emerging companies.Specific services include the following:1. Technology Development and Commercialization2. Market Understanding3. Entrepreneurial Skills and Enterprise Development4. Business Model Generation5. Technology Transfer6. Research Assistance7. Analysis of Technology-Relevant Issues8. Analysis of Business-Relevant Issues9. Coordination/ Connection to a Statewide Network10. SBIR/STTR AssistanceEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsN/AF–22 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Main Street West VirginiaContactMonica Miller, ManagerCommunity Development304.957.2049Monica.D.Miller@wv.govwww.wvmainstreet.comTargetAudienceFundingAll businesses and professional service providers located in the commercialdistricts of certified Main Street West Virginia communities are eligible fortechnical assistance through their local Main Street organization.Federal, StateTotal available:Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:No.Technical assistance is provided in the following areas:• Market Analysis;• Community Branding;• Design services:»»Commercial streetscape, pedestrian safety issues and traffic flow studies ;»»Historic tax credit analysis;»»Façade, signage and lighting for commercial districts;»»Parking study and design;• Planning for business retention, expansion and recruitment;• Commercial district promotional events to drive consumers into thecommercial district;• Quarterly workshops that focus on development of organizational andbusiness and leadership skills;• Additional services as requested that pertain to commercial districtrevitalization.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–23


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Main Street West VirginiaApplicationProcessCertified Main Street communities request technical assistance by applyingin writing, with a thorough description of the assistance being requested,throughout the fiscal year. Request for services are approved depending onbudget constraints.Deadlines:DescriptionThe Main Street program uses a common-sense approach to tackle thecomplex issue of downtown and commercial district economic revitalization,capitalizing on the history and the resources of the community itself.Started in 1988, the program currently works with 12 certified communitiesthroughout the state. The program provides technical services, listed above,in the Main Street Four-Point Approach® of:• Economic Restructuring• Organization• Promotion• DesignCommercial District Revitalization:• Protects the existing tax base. The Main Street program protects andenhances private investment in banks, businesses and commercial propertyand public investment in water and sewer lines, streets and sidewalks.• Creates an incubator for business development. A viable downtown offersopportunities and incentives for new entrepreneurs, such as lower rent andtechnical assistance.• Attracts industrial development. Downtowns reflect the overall image acommunity projects to potential investors. An invigorated downtown makesa positive statement about the entire community.• Provides a point-of-focus and stability. A vibrant downtown gives the wholecommunity and region a sense of pride and a positive self-image. It servesas an anchor for the community by providing stability that is necessary foreconomic growth.The Main Street West Virginia program serves as a liaison between various stateagencies and organizations within the designated communities.F–24 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Development Office continued ...Program: Main Street West VirginiaEligibleApplicantsMain Street West Virginia communities that maintain annual certificationthrough the National Trust Main Street National Criteria.RestrictionsW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–25


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West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: Sustainable Growth WorkshopTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactJamie Gaucher, Innovation & Technology ManagerSmall Business Development Center304.558.2960Jamie.O.Gaucher@wv.govwww.wvsbdc.orgTargetAudienceFundingBusinesses & EntrepreneursN/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AN/ADeadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsTraining on Maintaining a BusinessBusinesses & EntrepreneursN/AW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–27


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West Virginia Development OfficeProgram: WV SBIR/STTR Assistance ProgramTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactJamie Gaucher, Innovation & Technology Manager304.558.2960Jamie.O.Gaucher@wv.govwww.wvsbdc.org/SBIRSTTRProgramTargetAudienceFundingPrimarily small and medium-sized companies employing West Virginians thathave a product or service with the potential to sell internationally.StateTotal available: $100,000ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:$5,000 per phase I or per phase II effort.WV SBIR/STTR Phase Go Application (accepted on a running basis until fundsare exhausted).Deadlines: Individual applications are tied to Federal solicitation timelines.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe WV SBIR/STTR Assistance Program is designed to assist WV-basedentrepreneurs and technology companies address issues of quality inherentin their phase I or phase II submissions to any of the participating federalagencies. It allows successful applicants to offset some of the costs associatedwith generating a phase I or phase II proposal.WV-based companies or entrepreneurs that have targeted a specific solicitationfrom one of the participating Federal Agencies.N/AW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–29


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West Virginia Division of EnergyProgram: Biomass Availability AssessmentsTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactJeff Herholdt, director304.558.2234jeff.f.herholdt@wv.govShawn Grushecky304.293.9417ahc.caf.wvu.edu/joomla/TargetAudienceFundingBusinesses interested in using biomass as an energy resource.FederalTotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Technical assistance only.Requests are made to the Appalachian Hardwood Center at WVU or to the WVDivision of Energy for a listing of available wood resources for energy purposes.Deadlines: Continuous.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe Appalachian Hardwood Center at WVU provides biomass availabilityassessments for businesses using wood as a process input. The center candetermine within 50 and 100 miles the amount of chips, bark, sawdust andslash. Contact Shawn Grushecky, (304) 293-9417.Any business interested in wood residue as an energy source.Certain requirements for payment and removal of property may apply.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–31


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West Virginia Division of EnergyProgram: Industrial Energy AssessmentsTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactJeff Herholdt, director304.957.2027jeff.f.herholdt@wv.govEd Crowe304.293.7318 x 5435iofwv.nrcce.wvu.eduTargetAudienceFundingWest Virginia manufacturers.FederalTotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:10 assessments per yearContinuous.Deadlines: Funded through September 2012.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsIndustrial Energy Assessments are made available to West Virginiamanufacturers. An industrial assessment is a thorough evaluation ofa business’s energy use. Recommendations are provided on processimprovements, technology modernization and building energy efficiency.The evaluations are provided by the Industrial Assessment Center at WVUsupported by contractual agreement with the WV Division of Energy. Fundingfor 10 assessments a year. Contact Ed Crowe, (304) 293-7318, extension 5435.West Virginia manufacturersRestrictionsW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–33


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West Virginia Division of EnergyProgram: Student Energy Intern ProgramTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactJeff Herholdt, director304.558.2234jeff.f.herholdt@wv.govDr. Ken Means304.293.3141iofwv.nrcce.wvu.edu/about/IOFSENassess.cfmTargetAudienceFundingLarge and small businesses.FederalTotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Efforts are made to work with businesses that have not recently participated inthe program.Directly request assistance from WVU or through the WV Division of Energy.New projects are identified every August and December.Deadlines: Program funded through 9/2012DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsStudent engineering teams from WVU’s College of Mechanical and AerospaceEngineering are used to provide technical assistance on energy issuesidentified by plant management. Projects are a semester in duration. Industriesreceive no-cost engineering assistance. The student receives 3 hours ofsenior design class credit. Up to six businesses are provided students per year.Support provided through a WV Division of Energy contract with WVU. ContactDr. Ken Means, (304) 293-3141.Any business interested in utilizing this program.Projects are offered on a semester basis and must be of educational relevanceto the students. Projects are also dependent on availability of the students.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–35


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West Virginia Division of ForestryProgram: Forest Product Utilization and Marketing ProgramTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactMatt Borror, Forest Product Utilization and Marketing Specialist304.380.2413matthew.k.borror@wv.govwww.wvforestry.comTargetAudienceFundingSmall and large businesses that produce or manufacture items from wood.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessDescriptionMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AN/AFacilitate the retention, expansion, and creation of the WV forest productsindustry, both primary and secondary manufacturers, that use local forestswhile promoting sustainable forestry of the state’s forest resources. This isinitiated by the WV Division of Forestry establishing a network, with a goal ofeconomic growth, between the following groups: forest products industry,local and regional economic development authorities, Hardwood AllianceZone, Appalachian Hardwood Center, Wood Education and Resource Center,US Forest Service, West Virginia University Division of Forestry and NaturalResources, and the WV Forestry Association.Organizations and projects that provide information about the WV ForestProducts Industry and are used to determine locations of economic growth.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–37


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Division of Forestry continued ...Program: Forest Product Utilization and Marketing ProgramDescriptionContinuedHardwood Alliance Zone (www.westvirginia.haz)This organization is composed of Economic Development Personnel fromthe following counties: Barbour, Lewis, Preston, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur,Webster. This group is charged with developing economic growth of the forestproducts industry within this geographical area. Due to the quantity andquality of the timber source and the existence of industrial opportunities, thisseven county area is considered the center of the WV forest products industry.Monthly meetings are held to discuss industry trends, product marketing ideas,and development of plans to increase the economic output of the WV forestproducts industry in this region.Appalachian Hardwood Center (www.ahc.caf.wvu.edu)Provides relevant, natural resource-based outreach and extension programs,technical assistance, and research for businesses, communities, and individualslocated in the Appalachian forest region. These efforts, where possible, promotemultiple uses of natural resources in ways that are sustainable and compatible.Wood Education and Resource (www.na.fs.fed.us/werc/)The Wood Education and Resource Center, located in Princeton, WV is an USDAForest Service facility with offices, training facilities, and a rough mill. The WERCmission is to facilitate interaction and information exchange with the forestproducts industry to enhance opportunities for sustained forest productsproduction in the eastern hardwood forest region of the United States.US Forest Service (www.fs.fed.us/)This federal government agency is responsible for the management of 193million acres of land in order to restore and enhance landscapes, protectand enhance water resources, develop climate change resiliency and helpcreate jobs that will sustain communities. Many USFS employees assist stategovernments with projects on federal land within the state.F–38 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Division of Forestry continued ...Program: Forest Product Utilization and Marketing ProgramDescriptionContinuedWest Virginia University Division of Forestry and Natural Resources(www.forestry.caf.wvu.edu/)The Division of Forestry & Natural Resources is committed to providingstudents with quality educational experiences both in and out of theclassroom. The faculty conscientiously makes every effort to integrate teachingand research in the classroom, providing opportunities to develop skills incritical thinking, oral and written communication, creative problem solving,and the use of cutting-edge technology. Many professors work closely with theWVDOF and the Appalachian Hardwood Center in regards to forestry relatedissues in the state.West Virginia Forestry Association (www.wvfa.org/)The West Virginia Forestry Association is a non-profit organization fundedby its membership. Members of this organization include individuals andbusinesses involved in forest management, timber production and woodproduct manufacturing. These members are concerned with protecting theenvironment, as well as enhancing the future of West Virginia’s forests throughmultiple-use management. The West Virginia Forestry Association encouragesand promotes sustainable forest management, improved fire protection andsuppression, true conservation of woodland resources in West Virginia.West Virginia Forest Products On-Line Directory(www.hardwoodswv.com/directory)This directory was established to enable endusers and consumers to locatecompanies in the WV forest products industry, promote general knowledge ofthe company, and to market the manufactured products of each company. Thisdirectory allows the user to sort by the county and by the products such as:logs, lumber, post and rail fence, flooring, cabinets, furniture, home furnishings,dimension/millwork, moulding, flooring, architectural millwork, trusses, pallets,wood pellets, log homes, and railroad ties.Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)This project is an on-going task that is under the guidance of the US ForestService. The personnel in this program conduct field work in order to determinethe volume, value, health, and location of the timber resources within the stateof West Virginia. This fieldwork involves collecting data from 2,500 sample plotsthroughout the state. Each year approximately 500 plots are visited and data iscollected on the trees within these plots. This data is critical to determine thesustainability of the forest resource and thus the forest products industry.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–39


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Division of Forestry continued ...Program: Forest Product Utilization and Marketing ProgramDescriptionContinuedLogging Capacity DatabaseThis project is a date collection that pertains to the logging industry. Thedata obtained includes: number and types of logging equipment, numberof workers, and general business operating procedures. This informationwill enable the WVDOF to evaluate the timber harvest volume that can beaccomplished with the recorded data in comparison with the volume neededby the forest products industry each year.Timber Product Output (TPO)This project is a collection of data that identifies the products producedfrom the forests in West Virginia, volume of timber for major species for eachcounty. This tool is useful when determining the location of additional woodprocessing plants and therefore can be used to plan for future economicexpansion in the state of West Virginia.EligibleApplicantsAny individual or company that operates a business, within the state ofWest Virginia, that produces or manufacturers a product from wood. Thisproduction or manufacturing can involve any form of wood including, but notlimited to: trees, logs, lumber, post and rail fence, flooring, cabinets, furniture,home furnishings, dimension/millwork, moulding, flooring, architecturalmillwork, trusses, pallets, wood pellets, log homes, and railroad ties.RestrictionsF–40 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWest Virginia Manufacturing Extension PartnershipProgram: West Virginia Manufacturing Extension PartnershipContactOffice of the President304.293.9384www.wvmep.comTargetAudienceFundingBusinesses interested in manufacturing process, safety or marketing issues.Energy-related services are supported through the WV Division of Energy.FederalTotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Technical assistance only.Requests are made to the WV Manufacturing Extension Partnership.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsSmall manufacturers may request the assistance of the WV ManufacturingExtension Partnership in addressing process, safety or marketing issues. MEPmaintains regional offices. The WV Division of Energy supports MEP’s energyrelatedservices (Carbon Footprint Studies, Lean Evaluations) that are offered atno cost to manufacturers. Most MEP services do require a business cost share.Manufacturers with 500 or less employees.RestrictionsW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–41


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West Virginia UniversityProgram: Research and Data ServicesTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactDr. Nancy McIntyre, Interim DirectorBureau of Business and Economic Research304.293.4056nancy.mcintyre@mail.wvu.eduwww.bber.wvu.eduTargetAudienceFundingServices are provided to public and private entities on a contractual basisFederalTotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AN/ADeadlines: N/ADescriptionInformation about BBER’s research and services is available atwww.bber.wvu.eduEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–43


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Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWheeling Jesuit UniversityProgram: Innovation & Entrepreneurship CenterContactRyan Wall, Executive Director304.243.4399rwall@wju.eduwww.wju.edu/iecTargetAudienceFundingEntrepreneurs – engineers, scientists, researchers, and technology developersPrivate (Foundation & Industry)Total available:We do not provide (cash) funds for entrepreneurs, rather in-kind support andservicesApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:We provide community training during events that have no limit. But we dohave a limit of 5 clients that we can co-locate at our business incubatorIEC Application for Services:www.wju.edu/iec/apply.htmlDeadlines: N/ADescriptionThe Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) at Wheeling Jesuit Universitysupports the creation of technology-based start-up and early-stage companies.We deliver a range of business training, mentoring and incubation programsdesigned to help local entrepreneurs – engineers, scientists, researchers, andtechnology developers – transition ideas and concepts to commercial productsand ventures.EligibleApplicants • WJU Students• Local Tech-Based startup businesses• Local scientists and/or technology developersRestrictionsWe do not accept non technology based businesses.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–45


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WorkForce West VirginiaProgram: West Virginia Labor Market InformationTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactJeffrey Green, DirectorResearch, Information and Analysis304.558.2660lmi@workforcewv.orgwww.workforcewv.org/lmiTargetAudienceFundingCurrent or prospective employers who require labor market information forbusiness planning.FederalTotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/ANo process. Information available 24/7 on the WorkForce West Virginia LaborMarket Information web site at www.workforcewv.org/lmi.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionQuarterly Census of Employment and Wages provides wages, employment,and number of establishments by state and county. These statistics aresought after by business owners seeking to improve wages or locate instate. Occupational Employment Statistics data provide employmentand wages by occupation, which is beneficial to business owners and jobseekers. Employment/Unemployment data is released monthly and soughtafter by journalists, state and local government officials, and grant writers.Occupational Projections are particularly useful to educational professionalswho can develop curricula to meet the needs of a changing workforce.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–47


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWorkForce West Virginia continued ...Program: West Virginia Labor Market InformationDescriptionContinuedEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsVirtual Labor Market Information is a site developed for job seekers, employers,and researchers. Job seekers are guided through a step by step process frombasic personal skills identification to seeking and applying for a job online.Research, Information and Analysis assists, among others, state and localgovernment officials, boards of health, business owners, journalists, instructors,students, and job seekers in locating and properly utilizing economic data.Customized reports for employers are available upon request.Free Information ServiceN/AF–48 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Department of Environmental ProtectionProgram: Business OmbudsmanContactDr. Terry L. Polen, DM, PE, QEP304.926.0440Mobile: 304.389.7520terry.l.polen@wv.govwww.dep.wv.govTargetAudienceAll businesses that have dealings with the West Virginia Department ofEnvironmental Protection.FundingTotal available:Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessContact Dr. Terry Polen for additional information.Deadlines:DescriptionEligibleApplicantsThe Ombudsman is an assistance program that provides independent andconfidential help to business of all sizes on permitting and complianceissues. The Ombudsman deals with all aspects of the DEP and can also helporganizations and entities connect with the proper programs and individualswithin the various agencies of DEP.All businesses and organizations.RestrictionsW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–49


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WV Division of Natural ResourcesProgram: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife andSport Fish Restoration ProgramTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactCurtis I. Taylor, Chief, Wildlife Resources Section304.558.2771Curtis.I.Taylor@wv.govwww.wvdnr.govTargetAudienceFundingHunters, anglers, wildlife enthusiasts, and the citizens of West Virginia.Hunting/fishing licenses and federal money through U.S. Fish and WildlifeService’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program.Total available: NoneApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Not available.None.Deadlines: None.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–51


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Division of Natural Resources continued ...Program: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife andSport Fish Restoration ProgramDescriptionWV Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Section, is responsiblefor the management of nearly 1.5 million acres of public land, 98,000 acresof warmwater streams, 22,000 acres of public impoundments, operationsof 7 coldwater (trout) and 2 warmwater hatcheries, restoration of 250 milesof 51 streams and 4 lakes impacted by acid precipitation, construction andmaintenance of hundreds of public facilities which includes: boating accesssites, parking lots, shooting ranges, wildlife viewing areas, wildlife center, to listonly a few, and of course, the management and the promotion of recreationalopportunities associated with the state’s wildlife resources; which includesgame, fish and non-game. Wildlife associated recreation in West Virginia isa time-honored tradition in which the majority of families have at least onemember who participates on a regular basis. Each year over 750,000 hunters,anglers, and wildlife enthusiasts (many of which are non-residents) take to WestVirginia’s woods and waters. With this pursuit millions of dollars are directedtoward the state’s economy, creating nearly 10,000 jobs. West Virginia’shunting-related expenditures alone for food, lodging, transportation, andequipment brings in over $300 million to the state’s economy annually. Theeconomic benefit of wildlife recreation in West Virginia is especially valuablebecause of the amount of revenue generated in our most rural areas.Working with our partners, such as the WV Development Office, WV Tourism,WVDNR Parks, etc. the DNR WRS can continue to promote our successfulprograms and make WV an outdoor destination.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsN/AState and Federal restrictions require that revenue received through the sale ofhunting/fishing licenses and federal apportionments be only spent by the WRSon activities directly related to wildlife management activities.F–52 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV Office of Geographical Information SystemsProgram: Broadband Mapping Program (BMP)ContactTony Simental, State GIS Coordinator304.558.5300Tony.A.Simental@wv.govwww.gis.wv.govTargetAudienceFundingRegional Planning Councils, municipalities, NGO’s, Anchor Institutions, andsmall businesses.Federal (National Telecommunications and Information Administration stateBroadband Data Development Program)Total available: $550,000ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Grants awarded will have a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $30,000.At this time, the BMP is preparing the application form and schedule.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsTechnical AssistanceThis component of the grant program will provide technical support forregional and local communities’ broadband expansion planning efforts, andsupport activities that improve capacity to compete in the digital economythrough improved planning for broadband availability and adoption.At this time, the BMP is preparing eligibility policies for this program.Construction.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–53


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Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWV SCOREProgram: SCORE Volunteer Technical AssistanceContact 304.347.5463score256@wvscore.orgwww.wvscore.orgTargetAudienceFundingFree, confidential Business counseling to help small businessNoneTotal available: NoneMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessRegister through SCOREDeadlines: NONEDescriptionWV SCORE is part of a national nonprofit organization, the SCORE Association,has Chapter offices throughout West Virginia. The SCORE Association isa nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneurial education and theformation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. Our publicservice mission is to provide face-to-face and email business counseling to helpsmall businesses evaluate plans, stabilize, grow, innovate and succeed.SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledgewho donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Counselorsare experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management andbusiness plan preparation.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsN/AN/AW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–55


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Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWVU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies & Development, Inc.Program: Non-Profit, Training & Development OrganizationContactMatt West304.293.5551matt.west@cesd.wvu.eduwww.cesd.wvu.eduTargetAudienceLarge and Small Businesses (statewide)FundingTotal available:Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessContinuousDeadlines: NoneDescriptionThe Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Development, Inc. (CESD) is anonprofit corporation affiliated with West Virginia University. Since 1981, CESDhas provided technical and workforce development services to hundreds oforganizations and tens of thousands of employees and students in West Virginia.We customize our approach, both training and technical services, for eachorganization based on a thorough understanding of the organization’s currentsituation and desired outcomes. Our team blends international experience andexpertise with local knowledge to support the needs of organizations inWest Virginia.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–57


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWVU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies & Development, Inc. continued ...Program: Non-Profit, Training & Development OrganizationDescriptionContinuedOur services cover the entire spectrum of organizational needs ofindustry, including:Workforce Development• Employment assessment strategies – we help organizations think throughtheir recruiting, retention, training and performance goal setting andevaluation processes and work with them to identify strategies to establish ahighly productive, low turnover workforce.• Structured job training – we develop job specific instructional materials andprepare staff to deliver job training.• General business skills training – we provide organizations with a number ofcommonly used training packages on a variety of topics including customerservice, communicating in the workplace, problem solving, working inteams and many others.• Leadership development – we provide specific leadership programs andsuccession planning strategies for senior managers.Organizational Effectiveness• Organizational Development – we help organizations and teams with theway they function by evaluating and improving their structure, workingrelationships, roles and responsibilities.• Strategic Planning – we facilitate a collaborative planning approachfor developing an organizational vision, goals, objectives and theimplementation plan to reach the desired outcomes.• Internal and Market Assessments – we work with organizations to designand execute various assessments including customer requirements,employee feedback and other topics as requested.• Risk Management – we provide organizations an integrated approach toidentify, evaluate and address their internal and external risks.• Business Development – we help organizations develop business plans foran entire organization or strategies for new products and services frominitial concept through the market introduction.F–58 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWVU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies & Development, Inc. continued ...Program: Non-Profit, Training & Development OrganizationDescriptionContinuedEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsPerformance Improvement• Continuous improvement – we help organizations improve their operationsusing a customized approach that includes aspects of Lean, Six Sigma, TQM,World Class Manufacturing, Kaizen and other commonly used methods.• Performance measurement systems – we provide organizations withthe information they need to measure and improve performance, fromidentifying the most appropriate measures to timely reporting of data usingthe available information technology.• Targeted problem solving – we work with organizations to solve theirtoughest problems and improve their most critical processes from initialresearch to final implementation.All WV employersNoneW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–59


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WVU Research OfficeProgram: WVU Economic Development OfficeTechnical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eContactRuss Lorince, Director, Economic Development304.293.4806russ.lorince@mail.wvu.eduresearch.wvu.eduDeanna Whorton, Administrative Assistant304.293.5913deanna.whorton@mail.wvu.eduTargetAudienceFundingBusiness prospects and established companies which seek research oracademic collaboration; economic development agencies seeking supportfrom higher education. Emphasis is on technology-based companies.State, federal and private industryTotal available:All monies dedicated to the program. No grant or loan funds available.ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive: 0Simply contact Russ Lorince to seek assistance.Deadlines: NoneDescriptionWVU Economic Development attempts to leverage the university’s assets andresources to support economic growth and diversity in the state. We workwith individual companies, entrepreneurs, capital sources and economicdevelopment agencies to create jobs in WV.Businesses obtaining property from the West Virginia State Agency forSurplus Property will experience a substantial savings from buying new in theopen market.EligibleApplicantsOur ability to assist to limited only by the nature of the request and whetherWVU has the assets needed to provide support.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E F–61


Technical AssistanceS t a t e w i d eWVU Research Office ...Program: WVU Economic Development OfficeRestrictionsWVU is not a source of funding.F–62 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Advantage ValleyProgram: Advantage ValleyBusiness-to-Business Supportr e g i o n a lContactChris Slaughter, Co-ChairWayne Morgan, Co-Chair304.760.0950info@advantagevalley.comwww.advantagevalley.comTargetAudienceFundingCharleston-Huntington MSA’sState grant and private funds.Total available: Approx. $40,000 for programming.ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:NoSubmit written request to the Advantage Valley Executive Committeefor review.Deadlines:ContinuousW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E G–1


Business-to-Business SupportR e g i o n a lAdvantage Valley continued ...Program: Advantage ValleyDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsAdvantage Valley serves as a regional marketing and strategic initiativesorganization that aims to foster and facilitate regional growth andadvancement opportunities for businesses, communities, and residents in theCharleston-Huntington MSA’s. This is accomplished by:• Nurturing greater cooperation and resource-collaboration among andwithin the region;• Assisting in positioning the region’s business strengths and quality-oflifeassets, particularly in energy, manufacturing, automotive, chemicals,advanced materials, financial services, health care, transportation,recreation, tourism and communications;• Providing supportive services to the region’s economic and businessdevelopment efforts and organizations;• Promoting educational achievement and lifelong learning at all levels, andworking to ensure workforce training programs align with the region’sbusiness needs;• Fostering and spearheading strategic initiatives for the region;• Championing a culture and supporting efforts that will enable and sustainentrepreneurial activities and business diversity;• Helping employers access training programs available for employees andprospective employees;• Liaising regional business and economic development organizations whoprovide access to sites and other resources for development.Economic Development and Regional efforts by groups in the Charleston-Huntington MSANoneG–2 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Business-to-Business Supportr e g i o n a lI-79 Development CouncilProgram: Marketing, Collaboration, Economic DevelopmentContactDeana Keener, President304.680.7932I79DC@mail.comwww.I79developmentcouncil.comTargetAudienceFundingLarge and small technology, Aerospace, Biometric, advanced energy andbusiness services and individuals new to the region.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:No funds to distributeNo funds to distribute/networking-collaboration-marketing onlyDeadlines:ContinuousDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe I-79 Development Council is a regional economic development marketingorganization in north central West Virginia focusing on business attractionand growth. The Council was formed in 2002 when the I-79 Strategic PlanningGroup, formed in 1992, merged with the Mountaineer Development Councila regional economic development organization. The I-79 DevelopmentCouncil is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation of members from businessesincluding banking, higher education, hospitals, legal, high technology,economic development authorities, chambers of commerce, media, and manyother business groups. These members are located along the area generallyrecognized as the I-79 Interstate Corridor, including Monongalia, Marion,Harrison, and Lewis Counties in North Central West Virginia.All interestedNo funding available – all contacts networked or assisted with information.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E G–3


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West Virginia Hardwood Alliance ZoneProgram: WV Hardwood Alliance ZoneBusiness-to-Business Supportr e g i o n a lContactRoberta Baylor, President304.329.2299robertabaylor@hotmail.comTargetAudienceHardwood manufacturers looking to locate a value-added or secondary woodproducts company in the Hardwood Alliance Zone. The HAZ area includesWebster, Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, Tucker, Preston, and Barbour Counties.FundingTotal available:Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessDeadlines:DescriptionThe WV Hardwood Alliance Zone is focused on increasing value-addedhardwood manufacturing investment in our region. We can assist yourbusiness by:• Providing information about the area and about available or developableindustrial sites• Coordinating with local and state economic development agencies togenerate custom-tailored incentive packages that will meet your needs• Helping you connect with utility companies, regulatory agencies, andother entities• Assisting with putting together a financing package to fund your project• Providing information on raw materials, wood resources, species,volumes, etc.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E G–5


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Bel-O-Mar Regional CouncilProgram: Interstate Regional Council of GovernmentsCommunity Supportr e g i o n a lContactWilliam C. Phipps, Executive Director304.242.1800bphipps@belomar.orgTargetAudienceFundingMunicipal/County governments in Belmont County, Ohio and Ohio, Marshalland Wetzel Counties in West Virginia.Federal, State and localTotal available:$1.2 millionApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Not applicableWe do not have grant programs for businessesDeadlines: Not applicableDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsWe are an Economic Development District as designated by the U.S.Department of Commerce (Economic Development Administration). Wedevelop and update annually a Comprehensive Economic Developmentdocument which can assist municipal/county governments in directing theireconomic development strategies e.g. extended infrastructure.Not applicable as we have no grants to fund business or industry.Not applicableW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E H–1


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Community Supportr e g i o n a lBrooke-Hancock Regional Planning and Development CouncilProgram: WV Regional Planning and Development CouncilContactJohn C. Brown, Executive Director304.797.9666jbrown@bhjmpc.orgTargetAudienceFundingThe nine incorporated communities and two counties on top ofWest Virginia are served on an economic development and infrastructuredevelopment basis.Appalachian Regional Commission, US Economic Development Administration,US Environmental Protection AgencyTotal available: $350,000Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:For regional councils there is not minimum or maximum amount to bereceived. Funding is requested on an annual basis while grants are requestedon an as needed basis.ApplicationProcess • ARC funding is provided on a calendar basis. Application is made in late fall.• US EDA funding is provided on a fiscal basis. Application is made in April.• US EPA funding is a three-year grant program for brownfield assessment.Application is made in October.• Alternative/program funding is made on an as needed basis.Deadlines:W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E H–3


Community SupportR e g i o n a lBrooke-Hancock Regional Planning and Development Council continued ...Program: WV Regional Planning and Development CouncilDescriptionAs a regional council and through the above funding, the Brooke-HancockRegional Planning and Development Council has one full-time person, thepartial assistance of the Executive Director and a financial working relationshipwith the Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle.These personnel entities are guided by a 25 member private-public councilboard which meets on a quarterly basis. Presently, the Council monitors/administers six water and sewer projects within the two-county region. Inaddition, at the request of the State, it administers and coordinates the stateenergy grant program. A further program is the US EPA regional brownfieldsassessment program, a $300,000 three-year grant to clean-up and redevelopmothballed commercial-industrial sites. Also, the council is a member of theWeirton Port Authority and actively leads a grant request program for NexGenPort Security.EligibleApplicantsMinimum/maximum investment/job creation are not criteria within the presentcouncil programs.H–4 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Community Supportr e g i o n a lBrooke-Hancock Regional Planning and Development Council continued ...Program: WV Regional Planning and Development CouncilRestrictionsThrough the ARC and US EDA Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy(CEDS) Program, the Council in FY 12 will strive to create jobs and sustain aviable community through the following priorities.Listing by Funding Categories:Brooke-Hancock Regional Planning and Development Council. August 2011.FundingCategoryProject Title Community DollarsBrownfields TS&T Site Clean-Up Bus. Dev. Corp. of N. 750,000PanhandleTS&T SiteChester 300,000RedevelopmentDemol. AbandonedBldgs.New Cumberland 1,000,000BuildingRenovationDowntownRevitalizationMagistrate/Hous/ UpdateBrooke Co. Mus.RelocationCity BuildingImprovementsMuseum ShellRenovationUpdate to Comm.CenterHistoric DowntownRenov.Brooke Co.300,000CommissionBrooke Co. Museum 9,000Follansbee 870,000Weirton Museum 168,000Windsor Heights 55,000Bethany 5,000,000Economic Acq. Prop. For Ec. Dev. Beech Bottom 500,000DevelopmentInfrastructure Mahan’s Lane Phase II Brooke Co. PSD 9,000,000New Ohio River Bridge BHJ Metro Planning 70,000,000CommUS 30 Sewer Project Hancock Co.7,500,000CommissionUpgrade City Sewer Weirton 6,000,000SystemWater System Upgrade Wellsburg 8,000,000Recreation New Waterpark/Pool Brooke Co. Park Board 250,000Tractor/Mower for Trail Brooke Co. Trail 35,000Farmer’s Market Improve. Top of West Virginia 300,000W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E H–5


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Community Supportr e g i o n a lEastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development CouncilProgram: Multiple ProgramsContactCarol A Goolsby, Executive Director304.263.1743cgoolsby@region9wv.comTargetAudienceBerkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties and its municipalities.FundingTotal available:Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessDeadlines:DescriptionRegion 9 is a council, set up by the State of West Virginia, comprising ofrepresentatives (both elected and appointed) from the three counties: Berkeley,Jefferson, and Morgan and the municipalities of Berkeley Springs (Bath), Bolivar,Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Hedgesville, Martinsburg, Paw Paw, Ranson andShepherdstown. The Council exists to assist local governments in area-widecomprehensive and functional planning, identify, apply for and administercertain federal and state grants, and provide a regional focus in regard tomultiple programs undertaken on an area-wide basis.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E H–7


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City of MartinsburgProgram: Multiple ProgramsCommunity Supportr e g i o n a lContactMark Baldwin, City Manager304.264.2149markbaldwin17@aol.comwww.cityofmartinsburg.orgTargetAudienceFundingLarge and Small Businesses, Mixed Use Housing & Commercial,Class A Office SpaceLocal TIFTotal available: TBD per DevelopmentApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AContact City of MartinsburgDeadlines: Ongoing until TIF District completedDescriptionThe TIF District provides funding for public infrastructure within the district,such as water, sewer, storm water, streets, sidewalks, street lights andlandscaping. The TIF funds allow for developers to market and create economicdevelopment on their respective parcels. There is a substantial cost savings tothe developer for the infrastructure costs.Programs:• North Martinsburg Access• Raleigh Street TIF District• Raleigh Street Extension ProjectEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsDevelopers and property owners within the District.TIF funds are for public infrastructure purposes.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E H–9


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Community Supportr e g i o n a lRegion 4 Planning and Development CouncilProgram: Multiple ProgramsContactW. D. Smith, Executive Director304.872.4970 x 307r4wds@frontier.comTargetAudienceFundingAll residents and businessstate, federalTotal available: variesApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:variesOpen and invited application seasons depending on program.Deadlines: Varies with programDescriptionPrograms Offered• WV Infrastructure & Jobs Development Council• WV DEP Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund• WV BPH Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund• Appalachian Regional Commission• USDA Rural Utility Service• WV DEP Abandoned Mine Land Grant Fund• WV Water Development Authority• US HUD Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program• US Army Corps of Engineers 304 Southern WV Infrastructure Program• US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration–Funding available for public water and sewer provision, extensions andimprovements and economic development job creation activities.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E H–11


Community SupportR e g i o n a lRegion 4 Planning and Development Council continued ...Program: Multiple ProgramsDescriptionContinuedEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe Mission Statement of Region 4 Planning and Development Council in partis: ...”to strategically and effectively plan for and facilitate the comprehensivedevelopment of Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas and WebsterCounties. Such planning includes, but is not limited to infrastructuredevelopment (primarily water, sewer and business park development),technical assistance, education, community development, health careimprovement, resource development, intergovernmental coordination, socialenrichment, transportation enhancement, and environmental protection.”Municipalities, public service districts and other local governmental entities.Not applicableH–12 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Community Supportr e g i o n a lRegion II Planning and Development CouncilProgram: Multiple ProgramsContactMichele P. Craig, Executive Director304.529.3357mcraig@ntelos.netTargetAudienceFundingResidents of Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo and Wayne counties.Fed. & StateTotal available: VariesApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Determinate upon grant source.Application processed as needed based upon deadlines set forth by fundingagencies.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsThe Council staff provides, upon request, temporary professional servicesto augment and support planning and programming assistance to areagovernments. Program administration, technical assistance, grant writing,project administration and special services, such as income surveys, censusreport updates, site inspections of potential business location or development,and intergovernmental reviews are part of the Council’s ongoing service toarea governments.Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo and Wayne Counties.RestrictionsW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E H–13


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Community Supportr e g i o n a lRegion VII Planning and Development Council (PDC)Program: Regional Community & Economic DevelopmentContactRosemary Wagner, Executive Director304.472.6564rwagner@regionvii.comTargetAudienceFundingAll stakeholders in our seven county region, which includes Barbour, Braxton,Gilmer, Lewis, Randolph, Tucker and Upshur Counties.Our agency prepares applications and administers all applicable federal andstate loan/grant programs.Total available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/A—Region VII PDC assists local governments and other public/privateagencies with project development services such as preparing applicationsand providing an intergovernmental review for all projects in the seven countyregion. In addition to project development services, this agency will provideproject management services by administering public/private funds andoverseeing the progress of a project.Contact our staff for assistance in preparing any funding application needed.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionThis agency was established to assist its member governments in providingassistance in implementing their respective economic and communitydevelopment initiatives. By providing this service to our members, Region VIIPDC has assisted this area in receiving over $10 million per year in public fundsfor many economic and community development projects. In addition, RegionVII PDC manages over $100 million in public and private funds per year.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E H–15


Community SupportR e g i o n a lRegion VII Planning and Development Council (PDC) continued ...Program: Regional Community & Economic DevelopmentEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThis agency will assist any public, non-profit, and private industry in obtainingfunding, providing technical assistance or managing their respective projects.None.H–16 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LCentral Appalachia Empowerment Zone Of WVProgram: Small Business Micro Loan programContactConnie M. Lupardus - Executive Director304.587.2034clupardus@caez-wv.orgwww.caez-wv.orgTargetAudienceFundingSmall Businesses for either start up or expansionSTATE/FEDERALTotal available: USDA availabilityApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:$2000 Minimum; $200,000 MaximumOpen - must work with WV Small Business Development Center on BusinessPlanDeadlines:Open - Funding depends on availability of funds from USDA RBEG/SBDC Micro-LoanDescriptionEligibleApplicantsCAEZ of WV covers 5 Central WV counties: Clay, Roane, Braxton, Nicholas andFayette. The program was developed to assist entrepreneurs financially andwith technical assistance through the Small Business Development Center.The loan program will assist with direct payment for equipment, property,merchandise, etc. CAEZ takes a lien on any property purchased and files UCCfiling with the Secretary of State for any equipment. The loan does not coveremployee’s salary.Small businesses in our five county area - job creation depends on the amountof loan funds and the funders criteria.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–1


Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LCentral Appalachia Empowerment Zone Of WV continued ...Program: Small Business Micro Loan programRestrictionsBusinesses must work with the WV Small Business Development Center on abusiness plan and give CAEZ a quarterly financial and employee update onprogress. Our programs are only available in the CAEZ service area of Clay,Roane, Braxton, Nicholas and Fayette Counties in WV.J–2 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LFirst Microloan of West Virginia(a Division of Washington County Council on Economic Development)Program: SBA MicroloanContactTim James, Loan Officer304.604.3560t.james@firstmicroloanofwestvirginia.orgwww.firstmicroloanofwestvirginia.orgEd Nemeth, Sr. Loan Officer724.225.8245enemeth@washingtoncountypa.orgTargetAudienceFundingStart-up and existing small businesses.FederalTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:$5,000 minimum, $50,000 maximumApplications available online or by email. The application package includes aloan application, business plan with three (3) years cash flow projections, three(3) years personal/business tax returns, authorization for credit check, andpersonal financial statement.Deadlines:Applications due first of the monthDescriptionMicroloan program is designed to assist small businesses with financingneeded to start or grow their existing business. Funds can be used forpurchasing equipment, buying new inventory/stock, a portion can be used forworking capital, and for some build out. Terms for loan repayment range fromone (1) to six (6) years with fixed interest rates.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–3


Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LFirst Microloan of West Virginia (a Division of Washington County Council on Economic Development) continued ...Program: SBA MicroloanEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsBusiness must be a West Virginia based business serving in one of the followingcounties: Barbour, Brooke, Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Hancock, Harrison,Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor,Tyler, Upshur, Wetzel, Wirt, and Wood.Funds cannot be used for speculation, purchasing of real estate, loanconsolidation or debt refinancing.J–4 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LHarrison County Economic Alliance CorporationProgram: Buy-down ProgramContactKathy Wagner, President304.624.6331kathy@harrisoncountychamber.comwww.harrisoncountychamber.comTargetAudienceFundingThis program is for businesses in Harrison CountyLocal banksTotal available: $3 millionApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Minimum $5,000 and maximum $250,000.Applications available at www.harrisoncountychamber.com/hcea.cfmDeadlines:Program expires in 2014 unless renewed.DescriptionThe Harrison County Economic Alliance Corporation, in conjunction withparticipating banks of Harrison County, has created a low interest rate loanprogram to facilitate the development of new, emerging or expandingbusinesses located within Harrison County, West Virginia. Loans made underthe Loan Program, if approved by the participating bank, will be issued by thelocal participating banks and a portion of the interest on said loans will besubsidized by the “HCEAC” and/or City Businesses, as defined hereinafter thatare located within the corporate limits of Harrison County will be eligible toapply for a loan under the Loan Program.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–5


Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LHarrison County Economic Alliance Corporation continued ...Program: Buy-down ProgramEligibleApplicants 1. A Loan Participant must be a sole proprietor, corporation, partnership orlimited liability company that, in the opinion of the “HCEAC” and/or City, isa new, emerging or expanding that either creates or retains jobs inHarrison County or impacts the revitalization of any cities located inHarrison County as determined by the respective city.2. A Loan Participant’s ability to participate in the Loan Program shall besubject to the availability of funds under the Loan Program.3. Preference will be given to Loan Participants who create or retain jobs inHarrison County and/or impact to the revitalization of the respective Citieslocated in the County.RestrictionsRefinancing of existing debt is not eligible. Refinancing may be considered inrare situations only if significant job losses or impact to the downtown mayoccur if such low interest rate financing is not provided.J–6 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Marion Regional Development CorporationProgram: Fairmont B&O Tax Credit Ordinance 1180Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LContactSharon Jones Shaffer304.333.MRDC (6732)director@marionrdc.comwww.DoBizInMarion.comTargetAudienceFundingAny business located within the corporate limits.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:The credit cannot exceed the total cost of the qualified investment or the taxobligation.Applications are made when qualified investment and/or expansion is takingplace. Applications can be made at any time.Deadlines:Credit doesn’t take effect until expansion is complete.DescriptionCriteria is determined by number of full time jobs created, ability to endurefor at least 7 years, and a minimum number of new and additional employeesworking full-time during the entire 7 year period. If the criteria are met, theamount of the credit will be a set percentage of the taxpayer’s total City taxobligation, not to exceed the total cost of the qualified investment or thetax obligation. The duration of the credit is directly related to the minimumnumber of jobs. Businesses are eligible to reapply and receive the credit morethan once.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–7


Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LMarion Regional Development Corporation continued ...Program: Fairmont B&O Tax Credit Ordinance 1180EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsOrdinance No. 1180 offers tax credits from business and occupation tax asincentives for new and expanding businesses located within the corporatelimits of the municipality. All business categories are eligible to apply if theymeet the criteria.Funds cannot be used to refinance existing debt, acquire an equity positionin a company, provide equity for other federal agencies’ programs, invest,or subsidize interest payments. Individual programs may have additionalrestrictions imposed by the funding agency.J–8 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LMarion Regional Development CorporationProgram: Marion County Development Authority Revolving Loan FundContactSharon Jones Shaffer304.333.MRDC (6732)director@marionrdc.comwww.DoBizInMarion.comTargetAudienceFundingLocalFederal, State and FoundationTotal available: $ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Loans are for up to $100,000 dollars. Average amount is $25,000.Complete application with $75 fee and provide all requested documents.Board meets 2nd Wednesday of February, April, June, August, September, andNovember. Financial statements are required yearly.Deadlines:Applications due 10 days before the meeting.DescriptionEligibleApplicantsLoans are considered for businesses that are creating or retaining jobs.Collateral is required. Personal guarantee is required. The interest rate is 1%-4%fixed with 4% being typical. The loan term is 7 years.Jobs creation or retention in Marion County.Restrictions • Will not be the sole source of funding.• Working capital and inventory are excluded from use of loan funds.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–9


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Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LMarion Regional Development CorporationProgram: SBA Microloan Program through Washington County Councilon Economic DevelopmentContactSharon Jones Shaffer304.333.MRDC (6732)director@marionrdc.comwww.DoBizInMarion.comTargetAudienceFundingStart-ups and small businesses.FederalTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:$5,000 minimum and $35,000 maximum.The application package includes a loan application, a business plan, a creditcheck authorization, and tax return. Applications are reviewed monthly.Deadlines:DescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe loan program is designed to deliver the financing necessary to bring newenterprises and employment opportunities to our region. The MicroloanProgram is for opening or expanding your business, buying inventory,purchasing equipment, and supplemental working capital. Terms forrepayment range for one to six years.This program serves Marion, Harrison, and Monongalia counties in WV alongwith 4 counties in PA.Funds cannot be used for speculation, real estate purchases, to repay previousdebts, or for loan consolidation.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–11


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City of MartinsburgProgram: Multiple ProgramsFinancial AssistanceR E G I O N A LContactMark Baldwin, City Manager304.264.2149markbaldwin17@aol.comwww.cityofmartinsburg.orgTargetAudienceFundingLarge and Small Businesses, Mixed Use Housing & Commercial,Class A Office SpaceLocal TIFTotal available: TBD per DevelopmentApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AContact City of MartinsburgDeadlines: Ongoing until TIF District completedDescriptionThe TIF District provides funding for public infrastructure within the district,such as water, sewer, storm water, streets, sidewalks, street lights andlandscaping. The TIF funds allow for developers to market and create economicdevelopment on their respective parcels. There is a substantial cost savings tothe developer for the infrastructure costs.Programs:• North Martinsburg Access• Raleigh Street TIF District• Raleigh Street Extension ProjectEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsDevelopers and property owners within the District.TIF funds are for public infrastructure purposes.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–13


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Mid-Ohio Valley Regional CouncilProgram: Revolving Loan Fund ProgramsFinancial AssistanceR E G I O N A LContactJim Mylott, Executive Director304.422.4993jim.mylott@movrc.orgTargetAudienceFundingSmall to mid-size businesses in the eight county region (Calhoun, Jackson,Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood).Federal/StateTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:• Microloan: $2,000 to $15,000. Can fund 100% of a project.• IRP, ARC-RLF and EDA-RLF: Maximum of $150,000 each.These can fund either 75% of a project (IRP and EDA-RLF) or 80% of a project(ARC-RLF).Applications can be obtained by contacting the MOVRC. Applications will beaccepted at any time. Only complete application packages will be forwardedto the Loan Review Committee.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe Revolving Loan Fund Programs provide low interest rate loans to qualifiedapplicants.The intent of the Revolving Loan Fund Programs is the creation or retention offull-time jobs within the region.Funds cannot be used to refinance existing debt, acquire an equity positionin a company, provide equity for other federal agencies’ programs, invest,or subsidize interest payments. Individual programs may have additionalrestrictions imposed by the funding agency.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–15


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Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LNorthern WV Brownfield Assistance Center (NBAC)Program: Brownfield Revitalization Funding & Technical SupportContactPatrick Kirby, Director304.293.2867 x 5459Patrick.Kirby@mail.wvu.eduwww.wvbrownfields.orgTargetAudienceFundingLocal governments, EDA’s, PDC’s, non-profits, and businesses (large and small)are all potentially served by brownfield revitalization efforts.Various: Federal, state, and private funds available and on project needs.Total available: Varies depending on private funds available and on projectneeds.ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Individual funding programs have limits, such as the EPA Brownfield Clean-upGrants ($200,000) or NBAC FOCUS (Foundation for Overcoming Challengesand Utilizing Strengths) Program ($5,000-$17,000). However, projects are oftenfunded from diverse sources.EPA Brownfield Applications are accepted yearly with a deadline in mid-October. Other grant programs and funding opportunities may be on arolling basis.Deadlines: New brownfield projects are taken on a rolling basis.DescriptionThe NBAC assists local governments, EDA’s, PDC’s, non-profits, and businesses(large and small) in their efforts to identify and secure the funding andexpertise needed to redevelop abandoned and underutilized properties(including brownfields) into productive end uses, such as office and industrialbuildings, mixed use retail, housing, green space, and public facilities.The redevelopment of brownfield properties allows otherwise prime realestate to be reused, raising property values, preserving green space, and oftenproving a cheaper option than building on previously undeveloped land.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–17


Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LNorthern WV Brownfield Assistance Center (NBAC) continued ...Program: Brownfield Revitalization Funding & Technical SupportEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsLocal governments, EDA’s, PDC’s, non-profits, and businesses (large and small)are all potentially eligible for brownfield revitalization funding programs at theState and Federal level.Local governments, non-profits, and regional organizations (such as EDA’sand PDC’s) are all typically eligible for State and Federal funding. However,applicants cannot be identified as the responsible or potentially responsibleparty for any contaminants of concern at a potential brownfield site.J–18 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Putnam County Development AuthorityProgram: Putnam County Business Finance TeamFinancial AssistanceR E G I O N A LContactGary S. Walton, CEcD, Executive Director304.757.0318pcda@pcda.orgwww.pcda.orgTargetAudienceFundingLarge, medium or small businesses.Bank LoanTotal available: Not DeterminedApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Project dependent.Companies may apply Anytime.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe Putnam County Development Authority has established a Business FinanceTeam made up of several financial institutions located in/near Putnam Countyfor the purpose of serving as a financing clearinghouse for new and expandingbusinesses. The purpose is to help reduce individual bank risk and thereforemake the potential for lending to new and existing companies somewhathigher. The benefit to the end user is the same as to participating lenders,reducing risk, making loans easier to acquire for the business.Any Manufacturer, Warehouse & Distribution, Data Centers and certain otherbusinesses as determined by the development authority are eligible.The only restriction is that the company requesting the loan funds must be“credit worthy” as determined by the participating financial institutions.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–19


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Putnam County Development AuthorityProgram: Real Estate Sales Price ReductionFinancial AssistanceR E G I O N A LContactGary S. Walton, CEcD, Executive Director304.757.0318pcda@pcda.orgwww.pcda.orgTargetAudienceFundingLarge or small businesses.CountyTotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Project dependent.Companies may apply Anytime.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsCompanies are invited to negotiate with the development authority forreductions in the price of real estate owned by the development authority (e.g.Putnam Business Park) that will help reduce the amount of initial investmentneeded by a new or expanding business.Any Manufacturer, Warehouse & Distribution, Data Centers and certain otherbusinesses as determined by the development authority are eligible.Only applicable to real estate owned by the Putnam County DevelopmentAuthority.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–21


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Putnam County Development AuthorityProgram: Tax abatement (PILOT – Payment in Lieu of Taxes)Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LContactGary S. Walton, CEcD, Executive Director304.757.0318pcda@pcda.orgwww.pcda.orgTargetAudienceFundingLarge or small businesses.CountyTotal available: TBDApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Project dependent.Companies may apply Anytime.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsCompanies may request tax abatements in the form of a PILOT (paymentin lieu of taxes) agreement through the Putnam County Commission withthe assistance of the Development Authority. PILOT agreements allowthe ownership of Real and/or personal property to be transferred to thedevelopment authority – a non-taxable public agency. Approval for any taxabatement, and the amount and term of said abatement is determined, basedon the number of jobs to be created and the amount of private investment, bythe Putnam County Commission.Any Manufacturer, Warehouse & Distribution, Data Centers are eligible.Activities not included in the section above cannot be funded.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–23


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Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LRegion I Planning and Development CouncilProgram: Region I Revolving Loan FundContactDavid N. Cole, Executive Director304.431.7225davidcole@regiononepdc.orgTargetAudienceFundingQualifying business regardless of sizeFederal, State and LocalTotal available: $119,405.57ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Maximum loan of $100,000Applications are accepted at all times.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe Region I RLF Program is intended to foster success in those businessventures that do not qualify for 100% of the conventional financing necessaryfor the venture. Working with a participating lending institution, Region I RLFfunds can be used to, perhaps, bridge the gap between what is needed and theconventional financing the applicant qualifies.This program is only open to those businesses that are ineligible for 100% ofthe conventional financing needed for their proposed venture.Davis-Bacon applies to any construction activities funded wholly or in partwith RLF. Inventory, expansion, and equipment are preferable use of funds tocapital.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–25


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Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LRegion 8 Planning and Development CouncilProgram: Multiple ProgramsContactTerry A. Lively, Executive Director304.257.2448 x 225tlively@regioneight.orgTargetAudienceFundingSmall to medium size businessesFederal and StateTotal available: $500,000+Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:IRP limit is $175,000RLF limit is $75,000Micro limit $15,000ApplicationProcessApplications are accepted continuously.Deadlines:Please contact the Region 8 office for information.DescriptionThe loan programs provide needed capital at low interest rates allowing thefirms to create or retain jobs in the Potomac Highlands.Programs• RLF Loan• Micro-Loan• USDA Intermediary ProgramEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsPlease contact the Region 8 office for information.Please contact the Region 8 office for information.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–27


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Financial AssistanceR E G I O N A LRegional Economic Development PartnershipProgram: SBA 504 Loan ProgramContactBrian Komorowski, Finance Manager304.232.7722kski@REDP.orgwww.REDP.orgTargetAudienceFundingEligible companies that locate to the Wheeling regionFederalTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Up to $2 million per project ($4 million if manufacturing)Contact REDP to apply.Deadlines:DescriptionSBA 504 Loan Program: Up to $2 million per project ($4 million ifmanufacturing). SBA will finance up to 40% of the total project - 2nd positionbehind other lender. Take-out financing available statewide.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E J–29


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Advantage ValleyProgram: Advantage ValleyTechnical AssistanceR E G I O N A LContactChris Slaughter, Co-ChairWayne Morgan, Co-Chair304.760.0950info@advantagevalley.comwww.advantagevalley.comTargetAudienceFundingCharleston-Huntington MSA’sState grant and private funds.Total available: Approx. $40,000 for programming.ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:NoSubmit written request to the Advantage Valley Executive Committeefor review.Deadlines: ContinuousW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E L–1


Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LAdvantage Valley continued ...Program: Advantage ValleyDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsAdvantage Valley serves as a regional marketing and strategic initiativesorganization that aims to foster and facilitate regional growth andadvancement opportunities for businesses, communities, and residents in theCharleston-Huntington MSA’s. This is accomplished by:• Nurturing greater cooperation and resource-collaboration among andwithin the region;• Assisting in positioning the region’s business strengths and quality-oflifeassets, particularly in energy, manufacturing, automotive, chemicals,advanced materials, financial services, health care, transportation,recreation, tourism and communications;• Providing supportive services to the region’s economic and businessdevelopment efforts and organizations;• Promoting educational achievement and lifelong learning at all levels, andworking to ensure workforce training programs align with the region’sbusiness needs;• Fostering and spearheading strategic initiatives for the region;• Championing a culture and supporting efforts that will enable and sustainentrepreneurial activities and business diversity;• Helping employers access training programs available for employees andprospective employees;• Liaising regional business and economic development organizations whoprovide access to sites and other resources for development.Economic Development and Regional efforts by groups in the Charleston-Huntington MSANoneL–2 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Charleston Area AllianceProgram: Small Business IncubatorTechnical AssistanceR E G I O N A LContactMatthew Ballard, President304.340.4253info@charlestonareaalliance.orgwww.charlestonareaalliance.orgTargetAudienceFundingEntrepreneurs, business start-ups.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:No funding is available.Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. The interested party mustschedule an appointment with Alliance staff for review of the business plan,and to confirm the business meets incubator guidelines.Description The Charleston Area Alliance small business incubator was created in 1986to nurture and grow small businesses. The incubator offers a modern officeenvironment at below market rental rates, increased visibility and presencein the marketplace, access to facilities and equipment including high speedinternet, copier, fax and conference rooms, and invaluable interaction andcollaboration with other entrepreneurs.Over 120 companies have grown their start at the Charleston Area Alliancesmall business incubator. Many have graduated into commercial space andcontinue to be very successful today. Onsite resources include the WestVirginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Senior Corps of RetiredExecutives (SCORE), Charleston U.S. Export Assistance Center and the RegionalContracting Assistance Center (RCAC).W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E L–3


Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LCharleston Area Alliance continued ...Program: Small Business IncubatorEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsAny entrepreneur or start-up business that has not previously rentedcommercial space is eligible to apply. A completed business plan is requiredwith submission of the small business incubator application. The interestedparty must schedule an appointment with Alliance staff for review of thebusiness plan, and to confirm the business meets incubator guidelines.Although funding for office space is not available, the opportunity forinteraction and collaboration with other entrepreneurs is extremely valuablefor new business owners.L–4 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


I-79 Development CouncilProgram: Marketing, Collaboration, Economic DevelopmentTechnical AssistanceR E G I O N A LContactDeana Keener, President304.680.7932I79DC@mail.comwww.I79developmentcouncil.comTargetAudienceFundingLarge and small technology, Aerospace, Biometric, advanced energy andbusiness services and individuals new to the region.N/ATotal available: N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:No funds to distributeNo funds to distribute/networking-collaboration-marketing onlyDeadlines:ContinuousDescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe I-79 Development Council is a regional economic development marketingorganization in north central West Virginia focusing on business attractionand growth. The Council was formed in 2002 when the I-79 Strategic PlanningGroup, formed in 1992, merged with the Mountaineer Development Councila regional economic development organization. The I-79 DevelopmentCouncil is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation of members from businessesincluding banking, higher education, hospitals, legal, high technology,economic development authorities, chambers of commerce, media, and manyother business groups. These members are located along the area generallyrecognized as the I-79 Interstate Corridor, including Monongalia, Marion,Harrison, and Lewis Counties in North Central West Virginia.All interestedNo funding available – all contacts networked or assisted with information.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E L–5


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Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LMarion Regional Development CorporationProgram: Main Street Fairmont Façade GrantContactSharon Jones Shaffer304.333.MRDC (6732)director@marionrdc.comwww.DoBizInMarion.comTargetAudienceAny business located in service area of Main Street Fairmont.FundingTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:50% of the cost of work up to $5000If located in the Downtown Historic District.Complete a Historic Preservation Review Commission APPLICATION FORCERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS. This application can be picked up at theCity Building or downloaded on the Main Street Fairmont web site at www.mainstreetfairmont.org. Return the completed application to the City ofFairmont.1. Send a copy of this application along with a sketch of proposed façaderenovation and a letter of interest to Main Street Fairmont, 206 AdamsStreet, Fairmont, WV 26554.2. If approved by the Historic Preservation Commission and the DesignCommittee, you must then get a building permit from the City of Fairmont.3. Complete work as proposed.4. After completion of project, submit a letter requesting reimbursementfor 50% of the project up to $3000 along with a copy of all invoices formaterials and work to MSF.5. Upon approval by Main Street Fairmont, we will forward this informationalong with a letter of approval and Request for Reimbursement to the Cityof Fairmont for their approval.6. They will submit a Request for Reimbursement from the State of WestVirginia. You will receive your check from the City of Fairmont.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E L–7


Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LMarion Regional Development Corporation continued ...Program: Main Street Fairmont Façade GrantApplicationProcessContinuedIf located in the Merchant Street area:1. Provide a sketch of proposed façade renovation, a description of theproject to be completed, a cost estimate, and a letter of interest. Mail toMain Street Fairmont, 206 Adams St., Fairmont, WV 26554.2. If approved by the Design Committee, you must then get a building permitfrom the City of Fairmont.3. Complete work as proposed.4. After completion of project, submit a letter requesting reimbursementfor 50% of the project up to $5000 along with a copy of all invoices formaterials and work to Main Street Fairmont.5. Upon approval by Main Street Fairmont, we will forward this informationalong with a letter of approval and Request for Reimbursement to the Cityof Fairmont for their approval.6. They will submit a Request for Reimbursement from the State of WestVirginia. You will receive your check from the City of Fairmont.Deadlines: N/ADescriptionEligible activities include: repair to the exterior facades, masonry repair,exterior painting, cornices, entrances, windows, doors, awnings, exteriorlighting and other repairs that may improve or restore the aesthetic andhistoric quality of the building.Ineligible activities include: additions to structures, sidewalks, purchase offurnishings or equipment, improvements completed or in progress to approval,repair or creation of features not compatible with the original architecturalstyle of the building.Architectural guidelines are a tool to help, not hinder, building improvements.Main Street Fairmont also offers free architectural design assistance forits members.EligibleApplicantsOwners or tenants of commercial buildings located in Main Street Fairmontmay apply for a grant to improve the façade of their building.L–8 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LMarion Regional Development Corporation continued ...Program: Main Street Fairmont Façade GrantRestrictionsRecipients of the grant must pay the grant back if the business ceases to existwithin three years after receiving the grant. In the case of a property ownerreceiving the grant, repayment of the grant must be made if ownership istransferred within one year of receipt of the grant. All grants will be made on areimbursement basis.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E L–9


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Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LMarion Regional Development CorporationProgram: Main Street Fairmont Sign GrantContactSharon Jones Shaffer304.333.MRDC (6732)director@marionrdc.comwww.DoBizInMarion.comTargetAudienceNew and existing businesses located in Main Street Fairmont service area.FundingTotal available:ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Up to $1000 with the business providing a 50% match.The applicant must first contact Main Street Fairmont for a Main Street FairmontSign Grant Application. We will also provide you with applications to be filedwith the City of Fairmont and the Historic Preservation Commission. Main StreetFairmont can also arrange for free Design Assistance. Upon receipt of requiredinformation, the application will be forwarded to the Design Committee forreview and then forwarded to the Board of Directors for approval.Final CertificationMain Street Fairmont, Inc. reserves the right to conduct a final inspection onthe completed project. Deviations from the approved plans may disqualify theapplicant from receiving the grant. If approved designs have not been adheredto, the Program Manager will work with the grant recipient to resolve thediscrepancies. If recommendations are not followed, payment will not be issued.All applicants are required to comply with all City Codes and Ordinances.Upon final approval, the application will be forwarded to the City of Fairmontfor payment.Deadlines: Monthly reviewW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E L–11


Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LMarion Regional Development Corporation continued ...Program: Main Street Fairmont Sign GrantDescriptionYour sign directs your customers to your location. It is your calling card andreflects your business’s personality, taste, and quality of goods and services.You can receive free design assistance as well. This program provides a costeffective way to get customers in your door.All signs must be installed within 120 days of approval.EligibleApplicantsRestrictionsBusinesses located in Main Street Fairmont territory.Sign CriteriaAll signs shall be subject to review and approval by Fairmont HistoricPreservation Review Commission referred to as FHPRC.Photographs, shop drawings, and color samples of proposed signs shall beattached to sign application and submitted for final approval.• Signs shall be limited to trading name and logo only. Sign and sign logo areto be of a “Theme Nature”, that reinforces the name of the business, andproducts sold by the business.• Animated components, flashing lights, formed plastic, injected moldedplastic, channel letters, or box sign with acrylic front are prohibited.• The use of natural materials is encouraged. Acceptable materials for the signand sign band are:• Finished wood• Polished or brushed stainless• Clear anodized aluminum• Bronze• Painted wood• GlassL–12 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LMarion Regional Development Corporation continued ...Program: Main Street Fairmont Sign GrantRestrictionsContinuedSign CriteriaThe following materials Shall Not Be Permitted:• Simulated brick• Simulated stone• Simulated wood or wood grain plastic laminate• Peg board• Wall covering• Texture paint• Fake stucco• Postal number, if required on storefront sign, shall be integrated into thedesign by the sign contractor.• All signs or sign panels must have finished edges to form a cap that framesthe sign.• No exterior signage shall be permitted on any part of the building except asapproved by FHPRC.LightingThe following types of lighting will not be permitted:• Exposed fluorescent tubes• Unshielded lamps• Exposed light bulbs• Mercury Vapor• Sodium Vapor• No exposed conduit, tubing raceways, conductors, transformers or otherequipment shall be permitted on building.• Sign illumination must be controlled by a 24-hour time clock and operatedduring the hours 6AM to 9 PM or between store hours of business.• All sign bolt fastening and clips shall be of hot dipped galvanized iron,stainless steel, aluminum, glass or bronze, and no black iron materials of anytype shall be permitted.• Location of all openings for conduits and sleeves in the sign shall beindicated by the sign contractor on drawings submitted. The sign contractorwill install same in accordance with the approved drawing.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E L–13


Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LMarion Regional Development Corporation continued ...Program: Main Street Fairmont Sign GrantRestrictionsContinuedLightingThe following types of lighting will not be permitted:• No sign maker’s labels or other identification (including UL Label) shall bepermitted on the exposed surface of signs, except those required by localordinance. If required by local ordinance, such labels or other identificationsshall be in an inconspicuous location.• The tenant shall repair to Landlords satisfaction any damage caused byTenants sign contractor.• All interior signs located within 5’-0” of front window must be approved byFHPRC and must meet the above criteria.• Any alteration to existing sign must be approved by FHPRC. All alterationwork is to be completed by professional sign fabricator.L–14 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LNorthern WV Brownfield Assistance Center (NBAC)Program: Brownfield Revitalization Funding & Technical SupportContactPatrick Kirby, Director304.293.2867 x 5459Patrick.Kirby@mail.wvu.eduwww.wvbrownfields.orgTargetAudienceFundingLocal governments, EDA’s, PDC’s, non-profits, and businesses (large and small)are all potentially served by brownfield revitalization efforts.Various: Federal, state, and private funds available and on project needs.Total available: Varies depending on on private funds available and on projectneeds.ApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:Individual funding programs have limits, such as the EPA Brownfield Clean-upGrants ($200,000) or NBAC FOCUS (Foundation for Overcoming Challengesand Utilizing Strengths) Program ($5,000-$17,000). However, projects are oftenfunded from diverse sources.EPA Brownfield Applications are accepted yearly with a deadline in mid-October. Other grant programs and funding opportunities may be on arolling basis.Deadlines: New brownfield projects are taken on a rolling basis.DescriptionThe NBAC assists local governments, EDA’s, PDC’s, non-profits, and businesses(large and small) in their efforts to identify and secure the funding andexpertise needed to redevelop abandoned and underutilized properties(including brownfields) into productive end uses, such as office and industrialbuildings, mixed use retail, housing, green space, and public facilities.The redevelopment of brownfield properties allows otherwise prime realestate to be reused, raising property values, preserving green space, and oftenproving a cheaper option than building on previously undeveloped land.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E L–15


Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LNorthern WV Brownfield Assistance Center (NBAC) continued ...Program: Brownfield Revitalization Funding & Technical SupportEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsLocal governments, EDA’s, PDC’s, non-profits, and businesses (large and small)are all potentially eligible for brownfield revitalization funding programs at theState and Federal level.Local governments, non-profits, and regional organizations (such as EDA’sand PDC’s) are all typically eligible for State and Federal funding. However,applicants cannot be identified as the responsible or potentially responsibleparty for any contaminants of concern at a potential brownfield site.L–16 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LRegion 4 Planning and Development CouncilProgram: Multiple ProgramsContactW. D. Smith, Executive Director304.872.4970 x 307r4wds@frontier.comTargetAudienceFundingAll residents and businessstate, federalTotal available: variesApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:variesOpen and invited application seasons depending on program.Deadlines: Varies with programDescriptionPrograms• WV Infrastructure & Jobs Development Council• WV DEP Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund• WV BPH Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund• Appalachian Regional Commission• USDA Rural Utility Service• WV DEP Abandoned Mine Land Grant Fund• WV Water Development Authority• US HUD Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program• US Army Corps of Engineers 304 Southern WV Infrastructure Program• US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration–Funding available for public water and sewer provision, extensions andimprovements and economic development job creation activities.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E L–17


Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LRegion 4 Planning and Development Council continued ...Program: Multiple ProgramsDescriptionContinuedEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsThe Mission Statement of Region 4 Planning and Development Council in partis: ...”to strategically and effectively plan for and facilitate the comprehensivedevelopment of Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas and WebsterCounties. Such planning includes, but is not limited to infrastructuredevelopment (primarily water, sewer and business park development),technical assistance, education, community development, health careimprovement, resource development, intergovernmental coordination, socialenrichment, transportation enhancement, and environmental protection.”Municipalities, public service districts and other local governmental entities.Not applicableL–18 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Technical AssistanceR E G I O N A LRegional Intergovernmental Council (WV Region III)Program: Regional Planning CouncilContactMark A. Felton, Executive Director304.744.4258ric@wvregion3.orgTargetAudienceFundingLocal governments in Boone, Clay, Kanawha and Putnam CountiesN/ATotal available:N/AApplicationProcessMinimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:N/AN/ADeadlines: N/ADescriptionEligibleApplicantsRestrictionsRIC provides technical assistance in the areas of planning and projectdevelopment, including grant writing and administration, primarily for ourmember governments. We also serve as a Metropolitan Planning Organizationfor transportation planning in the Charleston Urbanized Area. We are anEconomic Development District of the Economic Development Administrationand prepare an annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy thatincludes potential economic development projects in the region.N/AN/AW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E L–19


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West Virginia Hardwood Alliance ZoneProgram: WV Hardwood Alliance ZoneTechnical AssistanceR E G I O N A LContactRoberta Baylor, President304.329.2299robertabaylor@hotmail.comTargetAudienceHardwood manufacturers looking to locate a value-added or secondary woodproducts company in the Hardwood Alliance Zone. The HAZ area includesWebster, Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, Tucker, Preston, and Barbour Counties.FundingTotal available:Minimum or maximum amount a participant can receive:ApplicationProcessDeadlines:DescriptionThe WV Hardwood Alliance Zone is focused on increasing value-addedhardwood manufacturing investment in our region. We can assist yourbusiness by:• Providing information about the area and about available or developableindustrial sites• Coordinating with local and state economic development agencies togenerate custom-tailored incentive packages that will meet your needs• Helping you connect with utility companies, regulatory agencies, andother entities• Assisting with putting together a financing package to fund your project• Providing information on raw materials, wood resources, species,volumes, etc.W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E L–21


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OrganizationL i s t i n g sCommunity and Technical CollegeSystem of West VirginiaBlue Ridge Community andTechnical College400 West Stephen Street • Martinsburg, WV 25401304.260.4380 • www.blueridgectc.eduBridgemont Community andTechnical Collegewww.bridgemont.eduMontgomery Campus619 2nd Avenue • Montgomery, WV 25136304.734.6600Bridgemont Technology Center3300 Kanawha Turnpike • South Charleston, WV 25303304.734.6600Eastern West Virginia Community andTechnical College316 Eastern Drive • Moorefield, WV 26836304.434.8000 • www.eastern.wvnet.eduKanawha Valley Community andTechnical Collegewww.kvctc.eduP.O. Box 1000, Cole Complex 102 • Institute, WV 25112304.766.3118Clay County Center4208 Wallback Road • Wallback, WV 25285304.766.5113Mountwest Community andTechnical CollegeOne John Marshall Drive • Huntington, WV 25755866.676.5533 • www.mctc.eduNew River Community andTechnical Collegewww.newriver.eduBeckley Campus167 Dye Drive • Beckley, WV 25801304.929.5450Greenbrier Valley Campus101 Church Street • Lewisburg, WV 24901304.647.6560Nicholas County Campus6101 Webster Road • Summersville, WV 26651304.872.1236Advanced Technology Center527 Odd Road, PO Box 307 • Ghent, WV 26651304.929.3300Mercer County Campus1397 Stafford Drive • Princeton, WV 24740304.425.5858Pierpont Community and Technical Collegewww.pierpont.eduFairmont Campus1201 Locust Avenue • Fairmont, WV 26554800.641.5678Lewis County Center205 Minuteman Way • Weston, WV 26452304.269.6389Braxton County Center200 Jerry Burton Drive • Sutton, WV 26601304.368.7235Gaston Caperton Center501 West Main Street • Clarksburg, WV 26301304.623.5721W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E O–1


OrganizationL i s t i n g sCommunity and Technical College System of West VirginiaPierpont Community and Technical College- continuedwww.pierpont.eduRobert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center1050 East Benedum • Industrial DriveBridgeport, WV 26330304.842.8300Southern WV Community andTechnical Collegewww.southernwv.eduLogan CampusP.O. Box 2900 • Mount Gay, WV 25637304.896.7375 • TTY: 304.792.7054Boone/Lincoln Campus3505 Daniel Boone Parkway • Foster, WV 25081304.307.0709 • TTY: 304.369.2960Public Higher Education CenterRaleigh County • http://publichec.com300 University Drive • Beaver, WV 25813304.256.0264Wyoming/McDowell CampusHC 89, Box 423 • McGraws, WV 25875304.294.2004 • TTY: 304.294.8520Williamson Campus1601 Armory Drive • Williamson, WV 25661304.236.7658 • TTY: 304.235.6056West Virginia Northern Community Collegewww.wvncc.eduWheeling Campus1704 Market Street • Wheeling, WV 26003304.233.5900New Martinsville Campus141 Main Street • New Martinsville, WV 26155304.455.4684Weirton Campus150 Park Avenue • Weirton, WV 26062304.723.2210West Virginia University at Parkersburgwww.wvup.edu300 Campus Drive • Parkersburg, WV 26104304.424.8000Jackson County Center105-107 Academy Drive • Ripley, WV 25271304.372.6992O–2 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


OrganizationL i s t i n g sMain StreetsCharleston East End1116 Smith Street #213 • Charleston, WV 25301304. 550.5135 • fax: 304.342.7311www.eastendmainstreet.comCharleston West Side303 West Washington Street • Charleston, WV 25302304.720.3161 • cell: 304.546.7056 • fax: 304.342.4300www.westsidemainstreet.orgFairmont206 Adams Street • Fairmont, WV 26554304. 366.0468 • fax: 304. 366.0468www.MainStreetFairmont.orgKingwood130 S. Price Street, Suite 201 • PO Box 357Kingwood, WV 26537304.329.2717 • fax: 304.329.2717www.mainstreetkingwood.orgMannington206 Main Street • Mannington, WV 26582304.986.2037 • fax: 304.986.2037www.manningtonmainstreet.orgPhilippi108 N. Main Street • PO Box 460 • Philippi, WV 26416304.457.3700 • fax: 304.457.2703www.philippi.orgPoint Pleasant305 Main Street • Pt. Pleasant 25550-1114304.675.3844 • fax: 304.675.2838www.pointpleasantwv.orgRipleyCarson Corner Professional Building101 N. Court Street • PO Box 307 • Ripley, WV 25271304.372.1637 • fax: 304.372.1637www.mainstreetripley.orgRonceverte307 Frankford Road • Ronceverte, WV 24970304.647.3140 • fax: 304.645.1190www.roncevertewv.comWhite Sulphur SpringsP.O. Box 130 • White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986304.536.5060www.wssmainstreet.orgMartinsburg142 N. Queen Street • Martinsburg, WV 25401304.262.4200 • fax: 304.262.3870mainstreetmartinsburg.comMorgantown201 High Street, Suite 2 • Morgantown, WV 26505304.292.0168 • fax: 304.292.4699downtownmorgantown.comW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E O–3


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OrganizationL i s t i n g sON TRAC CommunitiesBelington315 Crim Avenue • Belington, WV 26250304.823.1531BeverlyP.O. Box 227 • Beverly, WV 26253304.637.7424Charles TownRanson CVB312 South Mildred Street • Ranson, WV 25438304.724.3862ElkinsP.O. Box 87 • Montrose, WV 26283KenovaP.O. Box 268 • Kenova, WV 25530304.453.3121Madison306 4th Street • Madison, WV 25130304.369.5530Marlinton204 Eighth Street • Marlinton, WV 24954304.799.4242MatewanP.O. Box 316 • Matewan, WV 25678304.426.4522 • 304.426.4000Mount Hope120 North Maryland Avenue • Mount Hope, WVcell: 304.673.9757ParkersburgCity of ParkersburgOne Government SquareP.O. Box 1657 • Parkersburg, WV 26102304.424.8558ParsonsH.C. 64, Box 234 • Parsons, WV 26287304.478.9929Romney304 East Main Street • Romney, WV 26757304.822.4285RowlesburgP.O. Box 593 • Rowlesburg, WV 26425304.454.2009Shinnston40 Main Street • Shinnston, WV 26431304.592.3076Sistersville613 Riverside Drive, Apt. 1 • Sistersville, WV 26175304.652.3607SuttonSutton Development CorporationCommunity Building4th Street • Sutton, WV 26601304.765.5090Wheeling1500 Chapline Street • Wheeling, WV 26003304.234.6432Oak Hill100 Kelly Avenue • Oak Hill, WV 25901304.469.9541W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E O–5


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OrganizationL i s t i n g sRegional Planning andDevelopment CouncilsRegion I1439 East Main Street, Suite 5 • Princeton, WV 24740304.431.7225 • fax: 304.431.7235www.regiononepdc.orgRegion II720 4th Avenue • P.O. Box 939Huntington, WV 25712-0939304.529.3357 • fax: 304.529.7229www.region2pdc.orgRegion III315 D Street • South Charleston, WV 25303304.744.4258 • fax: 304.744.2534www.wvregion3.orgRegion IV885 Broad Street, Suite 100 • Summersville, WV 26651304.872.4970 • fax: 304.872.1012www.reg4wv.orgRegion V531 Market Street • P.O. Box 247Parkersburg, WV 26102304.422.4993 • fax: 304.422.4998www.movrc.orgRegion VI34 Mountain Park Drive • White Hall, WV 26554304.366.5693 • fax: 304.367.0804www.regionvi.comRegion VII99 Edmiston Way, Suite 225Buckhannon, WV 26201-8819304.472.6564 • fax: 304.472.6590www.regionvii.comRegion VIIIEight Airport Road, Grant County Industrial ParkP.O. Box 849 • Petersburg, WV 26847-0849304-257-2448 • fax: 304.257.4958www.regioneight.orgRegion IX400 West Stephen Street, Suite 301Martinsburg, WV 25401304-263-1743 • fax: 304-263-7156www.region9wv.comRegion X105 Bridge Street Plaza • P.O. Box 2086Wheeling, WV 26003-2086304.242.1800 • 1.800.924.0088 • fax: 304.242.2437www.belomar.orgRegion XIPost Office Box 82 • Weirton, WV 26062304.797.3666 • fax: 740.282.1821www.bhjmpc.orgW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E O–7


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OrganizationL i s t i n g sWest VirginiaSmall Business Development CentersWV Program Lead CenterState Capitol ComplexBuilding 6, Room 652 • Charleston, WV 25305-0311304.558.2960 • fax: 304.558.0127Charleston Center1116 Smith Street • Charleston, WV 25301304.957.2083 • fax: 304.558.2271Eastern Panhandle Center142 North Queen Street • Martinsburg, WV 25401304.596.6642 • fax: 304.596.6646Potomac HighlandsPO Box 209 • 223 N. Main Street, Suite 102Moorefield, WV 26836304.530.4964RCBI1050 Fourth Avenue, Suite 222Huntington, WV 25701304.528.5616 • fax: 304.528.3618Pierpont C&TCVeterans Square320 Adams Street, Suite G01 • Fairmont, WV 26554304.367.4931 • fax: 304.367.2717Glenville State College10 East Main Street • Glenville, WV 26351304.804.2140 • fax: 304.804.2146Region I Workforce/The Business CenterSBDC – Beckley602 New River Town Center • Beckley, WV 25801304.255.4022 • fax: 304.252.9584Region I Workforce SBDC - Summersville830 Northside Drive, Suite 166Summersville,WV 26651304.872.0020 • fax: 304.872.0020Region 1 Workforce SBDC - Welch110 Park Avenue • Welch, West Virginia 24801304.436.5295 • fax: 304.436.5293Southern WV C&TCPO Box 2900, Dempsey Branch RoadMt. Gay, WV 25637304.767.0532WV Northern Community College1704 Market Street • Wheeling, WV 26003-3699304.214.8973 • fax: 304.233.5522West Virginia UniversityP.O. Box 6884 • 886 Chestnut Ridge Road #607Morgantown, WV 26506-6684304.293.5839 • fax: 304.225.2510WVU/Parkersburg300 Campus Drive • Parkersburg, WV 26104304.424.8391 • fax: 304.424.8356W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E O–9


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OrganizationL i s t i n g sWest Virginia EconomicDevelopment AgenciesOne of the best sources of information and assistance for startup and expanding business is the local economicdevelopment agency. These agencies are public, private or even a public/private partnership, and their purposeis to promote economic growth and development by assisting existing industries and encouraging newbusinesses to locate in their area.Local economic development agencies will help any business, regardless of size, with market demographics, realestate costs and availability, zoning and regulatory issues, workforce demographics, training issues, referrals tosimilar companies and many other issues of concern. Additionally, local economic development groups offerlocal government, private and not-for-profit sectors, and local communities the opportunity to work togetherto improve the local economy by focusing on enhancing competitiveness, increasing sustainable growth andensuring that growth is inclusive.Please find the following list of economic development agencies located throughout the State. Should you havequestions, please contact the respective local office that can provide you assistance.4-C Economic Development Agency116 North Heber Street, Suite B • Beckley, WV 25801304.254.8115 • Fax: 304.254.8112Counties: Fayette/Nicholas/Raleigh/Summerswww.4ceda.orgAdvantage Valley, Inc.3751 Teays Valley Road • Hurricane, WV 25526304.760.0950 • Fax: 304.760.0951info@advantagevalley.comCounties: Ashland, KY, Lawrence, OH, Boone, Cabell,Putnam, Kanawha, Waynewww.advantagevalley.comBarbour County Economic DevelopmentAuthority124 North Main Street • Philippi, WV 26416304.457.1225 • Fax: 304.457.3887Counties: Barbourbarbourcountywveda.ortBerkeley County Development Authority300 Foxcroft Avenue, Suite 201Martinsburg, WV 25401304.267.4144 • Fax: 304.267.2283Counties: Berkeleywww.developmentauthority.comBluefield, City ofCity Hall, 200 Rogers Street • P.O. Box 4100Bluefield, WV 24701304.325.3921 • Fax: 304.323.4109Counties: Mercerwww.cityofbluefield.comBoone County Community & EconomicDevelopment CorporationSuite 101 - One Avenue C BuildingMadison, WV 25130304.369.9118 or 304.369.9127 • Fax: 304.369.9130Counties: Boonewww.boonecountywv.orgW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E O–11


OrganizationL i s t i n g sWest Virginia Economic Development AgenciesBraxton County Development AuthorityP.O. Box 486 • Sutton, WV 26601304.342.6972 • Fax: 304.342.1639Counties: Braxtonwww.braxtoncountywv.orgBusiness Development Corporation of theNorthern Panhandle124 North Fourth Street, 2nd FloorSteubenville, OH 43952304.797.9666 • Fax: 740.282.1821Counties: Brooke & Hancockwww.bhjmpc.orgBusiness Development Corporation of theNorthern Panhandle3174 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1Weirton, WV 26062304.748.5041 • Fax: 304.748.0241 • bdc@weir.netCounties: Brooke & Hancockwww.bhbdc.orgCentral Appalachia Empowerment Zoneof West Virginia (CAEZ)135 Main Street • P.O. Box 176 • Clay, WV 25043304.587.2034 • Cell: 304.545.5829 • Fax: 304.587.2027www.caez-wv.orgCharleston Area Alliance (1)1116 Smith Street • Charleston, WV 25301304-340-4253 • Fax: 304-340-4275www.charlstonareaalliance.orgChemical Alliance Zone, Inc.3200 Kanawha Turnpike • Bldg. 740, Office 4201P.O. Box 18410 • South Charleston, WV 25303304.720.1023 • Fax: 304.720.1027Counties: Cabell, Wayne, Putnam/Kanawhawww.cazwv.comClay County Development Corporation172 Main Street • Clay, WV 25043304.587.4251 • Fax: 304.587.2787Counties: ClayCorridor GRegional Development Authority300 Main Street • Logan, WV 25601304.792.7243 • Fax: 304.792.7239Counties: Boone, Lincoln, Logan, Mingowww.corridorgrda.comDoddridge CountyEconomic Development Authority (2)P.O. Box 147 • West Union, WV 26456304.873.1652 • Fax: 304.873.1653Counties: DoddridgeGilmer CountyEconomic Development Association (3)P.O. Box 223 • Glenville, WV 26351304.266.2168 • Fax: 304.462.7994Counties: Gilmerwww.gceda.orgGrant County Development Authority144 North Grove Street • Petersburg, WV 26847304.257.2168 • Fax: 304.257.5454grantcodev@frontiernet.netCounties: Grantwww.grantcounty-wv.comGreater New MartinsvilleDevelopment Corporation (4)P.O. Box 271 • New Martinsville, WV 26155304.455.3825 • Fax: 304.455.3637Counties: Marshall & WetzelO–12 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


OrganizationL i s t i n g sWest Virginia Economic Development AgenciesGreenbrier ValleyEconomic Development Corporation (5)804 Industrial Park Road • P.O. Box 33Maxwelton, WV 24957304.497.4300 • Fax: 304.497.4308info@gvedc.comCounties: Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontaswww.gvedc.comHampshire County Development Authority91 South High Street • Romney, WV 26757304.822.4320 • Fax: 304.822.7672hampcodo@frontiernet.netCounties: Hampshirewww.hampshirecountyeda.comHancock County Development AuthorityP.O. Box 485 • New Cumberland, WV 26047304.564.3311 x 223 • Fax: 304.564.4059Counties: HancockHardy CountyRural Development Authority223 North Main Street, Suite 102 • P.O. Box 209 •Moorefield, WV 26836304.530.3047 • Fax: 304.530.6995hardyrda@hardynet.comCounties: HardyHarrison County Development Authority215 West Main Street, Suite 109 • P.O. Box 2443Clarksburg, WV 26302304.623.3596 • Fax: 304.623.3598hcda@westvirginia.comCounties: Harrisonwww.hcdawv.comHatfield McCoyRegional Recreation AuthorityP.O. Box 539 • Lyburn, WV 25632304.752.3255 • Fax: 304.752.1134www.trailsheaven.comHuntington AreaDevelopment Council HADCO916 - 5th Avenue, Suite 400 • Huntington, WV 25701304.529.7910 • Fax: 304.525.1163Counties: Cabell & Waynewww.hadco.orgI-79 Development CouncilP.O. Box 5099 • Fairmont, WV 26555Cell: 304.654.4433 • Cell: 304.677.9961 (only phone)Counties: Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongaliawww.i79developmentcouncil.comJackson County Development Authority104 Miller Drive • Ripley, WV 25271304.372.1151 • Fax: 304.372.1153director@jcda.orgCounties: Jacksonwww.jcda.orgJefferson County Development AuthorityP.O. Box 237 • Charles Town, WV 25414304.728.3255 • Fax: 304.725.3133Counties: Jeffersonwww.jcda.netLewis CountyEconomic Development Authority16 Garton Plaza • P.O. Box 466 • Weston, WV 26452304.269.4993 • Fax: 304.269.2416info@lceda.orgCounties: Lewiswww.lceda.orgW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E O–13


OrganizationL i s t i n g sWest Virginia Economic Development AgenciesLincoln Economic Development Authority21 Lincoln Plaza • P.O. Box 100West Hamlin, WV 25571304.824.3838 • Fax: 304.824.3837Counties: Lincolnwww.lincolneda.comLittle Kanawha AreaDevelopment CorporationP.O. Box 508 • Elizabeth, WV 26143304.275.4231 (Elizabeth office) • Fax: 304.275.4882304.354.7797 (Grantsville office)Counties: Calhoun and Wirtwww.littlekanawha.comLogan County Development AuthorityLogan Airport, Route 17 North • P.O. Box 240Logan, WV 25601304.752.4600 • Fax: 304.752.6666Scb00868@wvnet.eduCounties: Loganwww.logancountywv.orgMarion RegionalDevelopment Corporation (MRDC)112 Adams Street, Suite 201 • Fairmont, WV 26554304.333.6732 x 101 • Fax: 304.333.6735director@marionrdc.comCounties: Marionwww.dobizinmarion.comMason County Development Authority305 Main Street • Point Pleasant, WV 25550304.675.1497 • Fax: 304.675.1601mcdadir@masoncounty.orgCounties: Masonwww.masoncounty.orgMcDowell CountyEconomic Development Authority92 McDowell Street, Suite 100 • Welch, WV 24801304.436.3833 • Fax: 304.571.0746mcdeda@citilink.netCounties: McDowellmcdowelleda.comMercer County Development Authority (6)1500 West Main Street • Princeton, WV 24740304.431.8521 • Fax: 304.487.5616mercercounty@citilink.netCounties: Mercermercercoeda.comMid-Atlantic Aerospace ComplexP.O. Box 490 • Bridgeport, WV 26330304.842.9419 • Fax: 304.842.9417www.maacinc.comMineral County EconomicDevelopment AuthorityGrand Central Business Center, Suite 3011One East Peidmont Street • Keyser, WV 26726304.788.2233 • Fax: 304.788.2998info@wv-mcda.comCounties: Mineralwww.wv-mcda.comMingo County Redevelopment Authority1100 East Fourth Avenue • P.O. Box 298Williamson, WV 25661304.235.0042 • Fax: 304.235.0043Counties: Mingowww.mcra-wv.orgO–14 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


OrganizationL i s t i n g sWest Virginia Economic Development AgenciesMonongalia CountyDevelopment Authority (7)955 Hartman Run Road, Suite 200Morgantown, WV 26505304-296-6684 • Fax: 304-296-6689info@morgantown.orgCounties: MonongaliaMorgan CountyEconomic Development Authority35 North Mercer Street • P.O. Box 86 • BerkeleySprings, WV 25411304.258.8546 • Fax: 304.258.7305mceda1@earthlink.netCounties: Morganwww.morgancountyeda.com/govP.R.I.D.E. in Logan County, Inc.699 Stratton Street • P.O. Box 1346 • Logan, WV 25601304.752.8033 • Fax: 304.752.1047Counties: Loganwww.prideinlogan.comParkersburg-Wood County AreaDevelopment Corporation409-1/2 Market Street, Suite A • P.O. Box 1683Parkersburg, WV 26102304-422-5650 • Fax: 304-485-5219Counties: Woodwww.developwoodcounty.comPendleton County Economic & CommunityDevelopment AuthorityP.O. Box 602 • Franklin, WV 26807304.358.2074 • Fax: 304.358.2187Counties: Pendletonwww.pendletoncounty.comPleasants County Development Authority309 Second Street • P.O. Box 339St. Mary’s, WV 26170304.684.1220 • Fax: 304.684.1229pcda@frontiernet.netCounties: Pleasantswww.pleasantscountywv.comPolymer Alliance ZoneOne Polymer Way • Davisville, WV 26142304.428.1622 • 888.711.1143 • Fax: 304.428.1667www.pazwv.orgPreston CountyEconomic Development Authority330 East Main Street, Suite 100Kingwood, WV 26537304.329.2299 • Fax: 304.329.6215Counties: Prestonwww.prestonwv.comPutnam County Development AuthorityP.O. Box 167 • Scott Depot, WV 25560304.757.0318 • Fax: 304.757.7748pcda@pcda.orgCounties: Putnamwww.pcda.orgRandolph County Development Authority10 Eleventh Street • Elkins, WV 26241304.637.0803 • Fax: 304.637.4902Counties: Randolphwww.rcdawv.orgRegional EconomicDevelopment Partnership (8)P.O. Box 1029 • Wheeling, WV 26003304.232.7722 • Fax: 304.232.7727Counties: Ohio, Marshall, Wetzelwww.redp.orgW E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E O–15


OrganizationL i s t i n g sWest Virginia Economic Development AgenciesRitchie CountyEconomic Development Authority (9)217 West Main Street, P.O. Box 177Harrisville, WV 26362304.643.2505 • 304.615.2123 • Fax: 304.643.2502rceda@zoominternet.netCounties: Richiewww.ritchiecountyeda.comRoane CountyEconomic Development Authority207 Court Street • P.O. Box 1 • Spencer, WV 25276304.927.5189 • 304.927.1780 • Fax: 304.927.5953director@roanecountyeda.orgCounties: RoaneSaint AlbansRegional Development AuthorityP.O. Box 675 • St. Albans, WV 25177304.727.7251 • Fax: 304.727.7251stacoc@netzero.netCounties: Kanawhawww.stalbanswv.com/community.shtmlSouth CharlestonEconomic Development CouncilP.O. Box 8597 • South Charleston, WV 25309304.744.5301 • Fax: 304.744.6443scmayor@cityofsouthcharleston.comCounties: Kanawhawww.cityofsouthcharleston.comTaylor County Development AuthorityTaylor County Courthouse • P.O. Box 4Grafton, WV 26354304.265.3938 • Fax: 304.265.5450Counties: Taylorwww.taylorcounty.orgTechConnectWVWest Virginia Regional Technology Park1740 Union Carbide Drive, Room 4203South Charleston, WV 25303-2732304.478.3454info@techconnectwv.comwww.techconnectwv.orgTucker County Development Authority215 First Street • Parsons, WV 26287304.478.3454 • Fax: 304.478.2446Counties: Tuckerwww.tuckercountyda.orgTyler County Development AuthorityP.O. Box 58 • Sistersville, WV 26175304.652.1760 • Fax: 304.652.1645Counties: Tylerwww.tylercountywv.orgUpper Kanawha ValleyEconomic Development CorporationP.O. Box 823 • Montgomery, WV 25136304.981.6400 • Fax: 304.981.6401ukvedc@wvdfl.netUpper Kanawha ValleyEnterprise CommunityP.O. Box 823 • Cabin Creek, WV 25035304.981.6400 • Fax: 304.981.6401ukvedc@wvdsl.netwww.ukvedc.netUpshur County Development Authority (10)1 Edmiston Way, Suite 102 • P.O. Box 109Buckhannon, WV 26201304.472.1757 • Cell: 304.613.1757 • Fax: 304.472.4998info@upshurda.comCounties: Upshurwww.upshurda.comO–16 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


OrganizationL i s t i n g sWest Virginia Economic Development AgenciesWayne CountyEconomic Development AuthorityP.O. Box 519 • Wayne, WV 25570304.272.9050 • Fax: 304.272.9050wceda@suddenlinkmail.comCounties: Waynewww.wceda.orgWyoming CountyEconomic Development Authority506 River Road • P.O. Box 1828 • Pineville, WV 24874304.732.6707 • Fax: 304.732.6963Counties: WyomingWebster CountyEconomic Development Authority139 Baker Street • Webster Springs, WV 26288304.847.2145 • Fax: 304.847.5198wcda@WebsterWV.comCounties: Websterwww.websterwv.comWest VirginiaEconomic Development Council2001 Quarrier Street • Charleston, WV 25311304.342.2123 • Fax: 304.342.4552info@wvedc.org/foster_se@yahoo.comWest Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone10 Eleventh Street • Elkins, WV 26241304.636.9542 • Fax: 304.637.4902West Virginia University866 Chestnut Ridge Road • P.O. Box 6216Morgantown, WV 26506304.293.4981 • Fax: 304.293.7498www.research.wvu.eduWestern GreenbrierBusiness Development Corporation209 Third Lilly Park • Rainelle, WV 25962304.438.7221 • Fax: 304.438.8130W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E O–17


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IndexAACT WorkKeys Job Profiling E–5Advantage Valley G–1, L–1Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) B–3, C–9BBel-O-Mar Regional CouncilInterstate Regional Council of Governments H–1Biomass Availability Assessments A–7, F–31Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) A–1, D–9Broadband Mapping Program (BMP) F–53Brooke-Hancock Regional Planning and Development CouncilWV Regional Planning and Development Council H–3Brownfield Revitalization Funding & Technical Support L–15, L–16Business Coaching F–11for existing and potential businesses in area of International Trade F–13for Special Emphasis Businesses Owners F–15for Veterans F–17Business Ombudsman F–49CCenter for Business and Economic Research (CBER) F–3Central Appalachia Empowerment Zone Of WVSmall Business Micro Loan program J–1Charleston Area AllianceSmall Business Incubator L–3City of Martinsburg H–9, J–13Commercialization Services and Early Stage Investment D–1, F–1Community Participation Program (CPP) B–5Competitive Improvement Program (CIP) C–11Construction trades apprenticeship training tax credit D–31W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E 1


Consumers sales and service tax and use tax exemption for purchases oftangible personal property and services directly used in manufacturing D–33Consumers Sales & Service Tax & Use Tax Exemption for Qualified Purchases Usedin Construction or Expansion of a Qualified Warehouse or Distribution Facility D–35Corporate Headquarters Relocation Credit D–37Corporate net income tax deduction for investment in pollution control equipment D–39EEastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development CouncilMultiple Programs H–7Economic Opportunity Tax Credit D–41Export Promotion Program A–5, F–19FFarm Service Agency (FSA) - Farm Loan Program D–13Federal Bonding Program E–7Film Industry Investment Tax Credit D–43First Microloan of West VirginiaSBA Microloan J–3Five for Ten Program D–45Flex-E-Grant B–7Forest Product Utilization and Marketing Program A–9, F–37Freeport Property Tax Exemption D–47GGovernor’s Guaranteed Work Force ProgramNew and Expanding C–13Small Business Work Force Program C–15HHarrison County Economic Alliance CorporationBuy-down Program J–5High Technology Manufacturers Credit D–49Hospitality Training (i.e., customer service, food safety, ServSafe) C–7, E–12 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


II-79 Development CouncilMarketing, Collaboration, Economic Development G–3, L–5Industrial Access Road B–21, D–83Industrial Energy Assessments F–33INNOVA Commercialization Group, an initiative of the WVHTC FoundationCommercialization Services and Early Stage Investment D–1, F–1Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center F–45Innovation & Technology-Based Coaching Services F–21JJob Orders/Recruitment E–9Jobs Creation Tax Credit D–51LLand & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) B–9Loan Insurance Program/Leveraged Technology Loan Program D–91Local Economic Development (LED) Matching Grant Program B–11MMain Street FairmontFaçade Grant L–7Sign Grant L–11Main Street West Virginia B–13, F–23ManufacturingInventory Property Tax Adjustment Credit D–53Investment Tax Credit D–55Marion County Development Authority J–9Marion Regional Development CorporationFairmont B&O Tax Credit Ordinance 1180 J–7Main Street Fairmont Façade Grant L–7Main Street Fairmont Sign Grant L–11Marion County Development Authority Revolving Loan Fund J–9SBA Microloan Program through Washington County Council on Economic Development J–11W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E 3


Marketing, Collaboration, Economic Development G–3, L–5Marshall UniversityCenter for Business and Economic Research (CBER) F–3Martinsburg, City of H–9, J–13Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP) D–23Microloan Program D–17Mid-Ohio Valley Regional CouncilRevolving Loan Fund Programs J–15Military Incentive Program (MIP) Act of 1991 D–75NNational Clean Diesel Campaign B–1, F–9Natural Capital Investment Fund D–3Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) D–19Non-Profit, Training & Development Organization E–11, F–57Northern WV Brownfield Assistance Center (NBAC)Brownfield Revitalization Funding & Technical Support J–17, L–15OOn the Job Training (OJT) D–77PPayment In Lieu of Taxes D–57Putnam County Development AuthorityPutnam County Business Finance Team J–19Real Estate Sales Price Reduction J–21Tax abatement (PILOT – Payment in Lieu of Taxes) J–23RRCAC, Inc. F–5Recreational Trails Program B–23, B–24, D–85, D–86Region 4 Planning and Development Council H–11, L–17Region 8 Planning and Development Council J–274 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


Regional Contracting Assistance Center, Inc.RCAC, Inc. F–5Regional Economic Development PartnershipSBA 504 Loan Program J–29Regional Intergovernmental Council (WV Region III)Regional Planning Council L–19Regional Planning Council L–19Region II Planning and Development Council H–13Region I Planning and Development CouncilRegion I Revolving Loan Fund J–25Region VII Planning and Development Council (PDC)Regional Community & Economic Development H–15Research and Data Services F–43Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) F–7SSales & Use Tax “Contractors Pass Through” Exemption D–59SBA 504 Loan Program J–29SCORE Volunteer Technical Assistance F–55Small Business Incubator L–3Small Business Tax Credit D–61Small Cities Block Grant (SCBG) B–17Special Property Tax ValuationFor Air and Water Pollution Abatement Equipment D–63For aircraft owned or leased by commercial airlines or private carriers D–65for Molds, Jigs, Dies, Forms, Patterns and Templates Directly Used in Manufacturing D–67For Servers & Tangible Personal Property Directly Used in a High-technology Business or in an InternetAdvertising Business D–69StartUp West Virginia D–7State Purchasing Process A–13State Surplus Property Program A–15Strategic Research & Development Tax Credit D–71Student Energy Intern Program F–35Sustainable Growth Workshop F–27W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E 5


TTax CreditConstruction trades apprenticeship training D–31Economic Opportunity D–41Film Industry Investment D–43Jobs Creation D–51Manufacturing Investment D–55Small Business D–61Strategic Research & Development D–71West Virginia Commercial Patent Incentives D–73TechConnectWVInnovation Adoption Program D–5StartUp West Virginia D–7Technical Program Development C–1Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program D–87UU.S. Department of AgricultureBiomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) A–1, D–9Farm Service Agency (FSA) - Farm Loan Program D–13U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyNational Clean Diesel Campaign B–1, F–9U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program F–51U.S. Small Business Administration D–15VVenture Capital Program D–29WWest Virginia Certified Development Corporation (Small Business Administration 504 Loan) D–93West Virginia Commercial Patent Incentives Tax Credit D–73West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College EducationTechnical Program Development C–1Workforce Development Initiative Program (HB3009) C–3WV Advance “Rapid Response Workforce Development” C–5West Virginia Department of EducationHospitality Training (i.e., customer service, food safety, ServSafe) C–7, E–1West Virginia Workplace Education Program E–36 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


West Virginia Development OfficeAppalachian Regional Commission (ARC) B–3, C–9Business Coaching F–11for existing and potential businesses in area of International Trade F–13for Special Emphasis Businesses Owners F–15for Veterans F–17Community Participation Program (CPP) B–5Competitive Improvement Program (CIP) C–11Export Promotion Program A–5, F–19Flex-E-Grant B–7Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force ProgramNew and Expanding C–13Small Business Work Force Program C–15Innovation & Technology-Based Coaching Services F–21Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) B–9Local Economic Development (LED) Matching Grant Program B–11Main Street West Virginia B–13, F–23Microloan Program D–17Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) D–19Small Cities Block Grant (SCBG) B–17Sustainable Growth Workshop F–27Tax Increment Financing (TIF) D–21West Virginia ON TRAC B–19WV SBIR/STTR Assistance Program F–29West Virginia Division of EnergyBiomass Availability Assessments A–7, F–31Industrial Energy Assessments F–33Student Energy Intern Program F–35West Virginia Division of ForestryForest Product Utilization and Marketing Program A–9, F–37West Virginia Division of TourismMatching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP) D–23West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone G–5, L–21West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust BoardVenture Capital Program D–29West Virginia Labor Market Information F–47West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership F–41West Virginia ON TRAC B–19W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E 7


West Virginia Tax DepartmentConstruction Trades Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit D–31Consumers Sales and Service Tax and Use Tax Exemption for Purchases of Tangible Personal Propertyand Services Directly Used in Manufacturing D–33Consumers Sales & Service Tax & Use Tax Exemption for Qualified Purchases Used in Construction orExpansion of a Qualified Warehouse or Distribution Facility D–35Corporate Headquarters Relocation Credit D–37Corporate Net Income Tax Deduction for Investment in Pollution Control Equipment D–39Economic Opportunity Tax Credit D–41Film Industry Investment Tax Credit D–43Five for Ten Program D–45Freeport Property Tax Exemption D–47High Technology Manufacturers Credit D–49Jobs Creation Tax Credit D–51Manufacturing Inventory Property Tax Adjustment Credit D–53Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit D–55Payment In Lieu of Taxes D–57Sales & Use Tax “Contractors Pass Through” Exemption D–59Small Business Tax Credit D–61Special Property Tax Valuation for Air and Water Pollution Abatement Equipment D–63Special Property Tax Valuation for Aircraft Owned or Leased by Commercial Airlines orPrivate Carriers D–65Special Property Tax Valuation for Molds, Jigs, Dies, Forms, Patterns and Templates Directly Used inManufacturing D–67Special Property Tax Valuation For Servers & Tangible Personal Property Directly Used in a HightechnologyBusiness or in an Internet Advertising Business D–69Strategic Research & Development Tax Credit D–71West Virginia Commercial Patent Incentives Tax Credit D–73West Virginia UniversityResearch and Data Services F–43West Virginia Workplace Education Program E–3Wheeling Jesuit UniversityInnovation & Entrepreneurship Center F–45Workforce Development Initiative Program (HB3009) C–3WorkForce West VirginiaACT WorkKeys Job Profiling E–5Federal Bonding Program E–7Job Orders/Recruitment E–9Military Incentive Program (MIP) Act of 1991 D–75On the Job Training (OJT) D–77West Virginia Labor Market Information F–47WV Advance “Rapid Response Workforce Development” C–58 B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O R Y


WV Department of AdministrationState Purchasing Process A–13StateSurplus Property Program A–15WV Department of Environmental ProtectionBusiness Ombudsman F–49WV Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety (DMAPS)www.grants.gov D–81WV Department of TransportationIndustrial Access Road B–21, D–83Recreational Trails Program B–23, D–85Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program D–87WV Division of Natural ResourcesU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program F–51WV Economic Development Authority (WVEDA)Loan Insurance Program/Leveraged Technology Loan Program D–91West Virginia Certified Development Corporation (Small Business Administration 504 Loan) D–93WVEDA Direct Loan Program D–95WV Higher Education Policy CommissionWV Research Trust Fund (Bucks-for-Brains) D–97WV Office of Geographical Information SystemsBroadband Mapping Program (BMP) F–53WV Research Trust Fund (Bucks-for-Brains) D–97WV SBIR/STTR Assistance Program F–29WV SCORESCORE Volunteer Technical Assistance F–55WVU Center for Entrpreneurial Studies & Development, Inc.Non-Profit, Training & Development Organization E–11, F–57WVU Research OfficeWVU Economic Development Office A–17www.grants.gov D–81W E S T V I R G I N I A D E V E L O P M E N T O F F I C E 9


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