Floyd Grown Project

Floyd Grown

Floyd County is partnering with Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services on a new project Floyd Grown.

Floyd Grown aims to help small businesses in agriculture, food and forestry-related ventures grow. This multi-faceted project will inventory local assets, provide technical assistance and potential grant support to small businesses owners, and research ways to support them for greater sales, income


One-on-One Technical & Professional Assistance Release

Participating businesses are eligible to:

  • Participate in free workshops, such as Farm and Forestry-related Grants and Technical Assistance (and other workshops to be determined by the questionnaire responses!)
  • Apply for $1,000 worth of FREE technical assistance–such as graphic design, marketing, process assessment, energy audit, legal assistance, web-site assessment, and enhancement, customer mapping, etc.
  • Apply for cash support to improve the business. There will be $15,000 in cash prizes for winning businesses.




Form can be submitted 4 ways:

By email: thodge@floydcova.org

By mail: County of Floyd, Attn: Tabitha Hodge, PO Box 218, Floyd, VA 24091

In Person: Floyd County Admin Office, 120 West Oxford St., Floyd, VA 24091, Attn: Tabitha Hodge

Via Google forms:

Floyd Grown Local Grant form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2SPZ74HytlYmubgYOtlJ3KFeDxx_NRVq7eRtu26wrEMHkoA/viewform?usp=sf_link


NOTE: If you choose to fill the Local Grant form out in Google forms, make sure you email all the corresponding documents (Source/s of information for your cost estimate (Question 6), Budget Request table and the optional Business Plan marked “Proprietary and Confidential”) to thodge@floydcova.org by the application closing date on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 4:00pm. All items should be clearly marked with your name.


Deadline and important dates:

Thursday, June 1, 2017: Announce 10 Businesses that will receive One-on-One Assistance via the Floyd Press, Floyd County Economic Development Authority Facebook page (facebook.com/yesfloydva/) and the Floyd County Economic Development website (yesfloydva.org). We will seek out the experts and coordinate technical assistance in June and July.

Friday, August 11, 2017, 4:00pm: Floyd Grown Local Grant forms are due.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Floyd County Fair: Announcement of the Floyd Grown Local Grant winners.


Please note, no late forms will be accepted.

Feel free to contact us with any questions. (Lydeana at lmartin@floydcova.org or Tabitha at thodge@floydcova.org)

More Information:

Lydeana Martin or Tabitha Hodge

lmartin@floydcova.org or thodge@floydcova.org

540-745-9300 office

Funding Assistance