CRCF FY2019 Solicitation Resources

This page has been set up to provide applicants with additional information and resources to aid in a better understanding of the CRCF programs and processes, navigation through the online application portal, and tips to create strong proposals and budgets, among other tools. Via this page you'll be able to access pre-recorded webinars, register for regional briefings, register for virtual Q&A sessions, and access the FAQs document and sample materials. The CRCF team is available for questions if you cannot find the answer within these materials via

FAQs and Sample Materials

A curated list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is available via the Documents widget on the top right-hand side of this page. Download the document for more information on the CRCF programs, definitions, content sought in proposals, and more.

Sample applications, including for the Letter of Intent (LOI), and a sample budget are available to download from the Documents box. Sample applications are not to be used for submission, but are available to give guidance on the questions you will see on the online form. All LOIs and applications must be submitted online. Click on the "Apply" button from any program page to submit your LOI. A sample proposal is not available.

Regional Briefings

The CRCF team will be in regions across the Commonwealth throughout October and early November to present the FY2019 solicitation and answer questions. Click on the region to access a flyer with event details and use the corresponding "RSVP here" links to register to attend. For events that already took place, slides will be posted for those that weren't able to join in person. We look forward to seeing you around Virginia over the next several weeks!


Northern Virginia
George Mason University, MIX@Fenwick

October 22
4 - 6:00 p.m.

University of Virginia, i.Lab

October 23
9 - 10:30 a.m.

James Madison University, Lakeview Hall

October 23
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Institute of Advanced Learning and Research

October 29
3 - 5:00 p.m.

Sweet Briar / Lynchburg
Sweet Briar College, Florence Elston Inn Conference Center

October 30
1 - 5:00 p.m.

Prince William County
George Mason University Science & Tech Campus

November 1
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



Abingdon / Wise October 10 View slides
Blacksburg / Roanoke October 11 View slides
Richmond October 15 View slides
Williamsburg / Norfolk October 16-17 View slides
Fredericksburg October 18 View slides





Virtual Q&A Sessions

The CRCF team will be available to answer questions during several open forums throughout the LOI and application windows. There will be no prepared content; this is an opportunity to ask a member of the CRCF team questions about the LOI form, process, eligibility, etc. Feel free to hop on and hop off, or stay and listen to what other applicants may ask. CRCF staff will be online for ~20 minutes each session. If there are more questions than can be addressed in this window, we'll extend the open forum on a session-by-session basis.

Registration is required; register here and then select the desired session to join.

  • Thursday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m. (note: this is after the private sector LOI deadline, but approved applicants are welcome to join for questions about the application process)

Sessions not at a convenient time? Check out the other resources on this page or email the CRCF team at More Q&A sessions will be scheduled during the application window in December and January; dates, times, and registration will be available on this page.