CRCF FY2020 Solicitation Resources

The Letter of Intent (LOI) submission window has closed. LOIs are no longer accepted.

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 Letters of Intent (LOIs), proposals, and budgets, among other tools. From this page you'll be able to access topic-specific videos, view presentations from regional briefings, and access the FAQs document and sample materials. The CRCF team is available for questions if you cannot find the answer within these materials by emailing crcf@cit.org.

Note: additional resources will continue to be added.

FAQs and Sample Materials

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

Sample applications, including for the 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.

Webinars and Videos

Short, topic-specific videos are available to aid applicants in the Letter of Intent and application process. Click on the presentations below to learn more.

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Introduction to
CRCF
  Is CRCF a Fit?
 

LOI Overview & Demo
         
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  What are (Project) Matching Funds?  
What Do University Applicants Need
to Know?
 

 

Webinars will be scheduled during the application window. Check back to this page after mid-December.

Regional Briefings

The CRCF team traveled to regions across the Commonwealth in late September and early October to present the FY2020 solicitation, including the LOI approach, and answer questions. Often we were joined by our colleagues who discussed additional opportunities for Virginia companies: SBIR and STTR support and seed- and early-stage venture capital funding through the CIT GAP Funds.

Full slide decks from the events are available by clicking the "View" button next to the event name in the table below. Please note that the slide decks for events with the same CIT participants are virtually identical. If you are interested in viewing the general CRCF-only slides, click here.

For those that may wish to learn more about the logistics of the event, such as the specific location and time, click on the region name.

REGION DATE HOSTED CIT PARTICIPANTS VIEW EVENT PRESENTATION
Region 1 / Southwest VA

Monday, October 7

CRCF, SBIR/STTR, GAP VIEW
Arlington Friday, October 4 CRCF, SBIR/STTR VIEW
Blacksburg

Tuesday, October 1

CRCF, SBIR/STTR, GAP VIEW
Charlottesville

Thursday, October 3

CRCF, SBIR/STTR, GAP VIEW
Danville Monday, September 30 CRCF VIEW
Fairfax Wednesday, October 2 CRCF VIEW

Fredericksburg

Thursday, October 3

CRCF, SBIR/STTR, GAP VIEW
Harrisonburg

Monday, October 7

CRCF, SBIR/STTR, GAP VIEW
Lynchburg

Tuesday, October 1

CRCF, SBIR/STTR, GAP VIEW
Manassas Tuesday, October 8 CRCF, GAP VIEW
Norfolk

Wednesday, September 25

CRCF VIEW
Richmond

Tuesday, October 8

CRCF VIEW
Roanoke

Wednesday, October 2

CRCF, SBIR/STTR, GAP VIEW
Williamsburg

Wednesday, September 25

CRCF VIEW