Partnership for Advancing Certification Training (PACT) Grant Program

What is the purpose of the Partnership for Advancing Certification Training (PACT) Program?



The PACT Program is a funding source administered by the Economic Development Authority (EDA) providing supporting local funding, up to $30,000, to private companies establishing new, innovative workforce development solutions in partnership with the Virginia Community College System or with any of Virginia’s public colleges and universities. This funding is intended to provide local assistance for in-kind contributions made by the Company supporting the establishment of training programs which address documented workforce needs.

Who is eligible to apply for a PACT?



Businesses citywide are eligible to apply for a PACT if the following minimum requirements are satisfied: 

  • Business is located in Newport News
  • Business is current on all City of Newport News taxes and fees (property, BPOL, machinery and tools, stormwater, etc.)

Download the PACT Program Guidelines (PDF).



Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Derek Perry
757-597-2840 ext. 6

Sam Workman
757-926-8428

City of Newport News
Department of Development
2400 Washington Avenue
3rd Floor
Newport News, VA 23067