August 2019 FSNA Meeting Announcements

City Operations Website – The City of Charlottesville maintains an interactive web map of active projects:  Projects are sorted and can be displayed by type and sidebars provided details on the projects and their status.

Charlottesville Night Out – On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, 5:30-8pm, Charlottesville hosts its 3rd annual Charlottesville Night Out Event at the IX Art Park.  This national program has brought together millions of community members and police around the country to foster a sense of community, help make our neighborhoods safer places, and enhance the relationship between neighborhoods and law enforcement.
At Charlottesville Night Out, neighbors can enjoy food from Mission BBQFirehouse SubsUncle Maddio’s PizzaBenny Deluca’s and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, as well as give-aways from many local businesses and organizations.  Donations from The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews BandIX Art ParkWells FargoWegmans, and Crutchfield as well as food/drink donations from Mission BBQFirehouse SubsUncle Maddio’s PizzaBenny Deluca’s, and Target all help make this event happen.
There will be activities for folks young and old (bounce maze, dunk tank, corn hole, etc.), guests will be able to meet with local officers, and there will be a visit from the local fire department.  Families and neighbors join in a fun evening where we celebrate our community, build important relationships with all members of our community, and continue to make Charlottesville the best place to live!

CVILLE MATCH – The Cville Match program seeks to advance commercialization efforts of local companies by providing matching funds to recipients of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and the Commonwealth Research and Commercialization Fund (CRCF) grants.  In addition, Cville Match provides matching funds to City based recipients of the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP). VJIP is administered by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and is designed to help Virginia based traded-sector companies create new jobs in the commonwealth.  Qualifying City-based companies are eligible to receive a local match once federal/state funds have been approved. Match amounts are up to $25,000 per-company, per-grant, subject to funds availability. Funding is provided by the Charlottesville Economic Development Authority.  Additional program information and an eligibility checklist please is available at:

BeHeardCVA – BeHeardCVA is developing a regional (Tomas Jefferson Planning District) survey panel as a tool for community engagement and action.  With the panel, non-profits, community organizations, and local governments will be able to more quickly and cost effectively survey communities they serve. These surreys will touch on quality of life issues, such as education, healthcare and transportation.  Enrollment is free, and there will be lottery prizes and loyalty benefits. Importantly, the success of the panel lies in its diversity and representativeness. It is our goal to invite all residents of the region (18 and older) to participate and have their voices heard.  You can learn more and sign up at:

Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3) Summer Sprint – Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3) is a local environmental non-profit. C3 hosts the Home Energy Challenge ( throughout the year to help Charlottesville households reduce their carbon footprints. Over 250 households have joined this fun and practical way to take climate action and have already reduced emissions by 300 tons of carbon — that’s equal to removing 60 cars from the road for an entire year! In July C3 will be launching their Summer Sprint! Running from July 15th to August 25th, the Summer Sprint involves six weeks of climate action that will engage and unite the Charlottesville community through social media. You can find out more about their organization at: and the Summer Sprint at:

City/County/UVA Announce Regional Coordination on Climate Initiatives and Invite Public Participation – The City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the University of Virginia – building upon a history of commitments on sustainability and climate action – will be embarking on a collaborative community outreach effort as each entity begins to update their greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and develop climate action plans (CAPs). The results of these efforts will serve to guide climate action in the Charlottesville area for the next 10-30 years.  To enable broad community engagement and participation in informing these commitments, the three organizations are coordinating their outreach efforts across their sustainability offices. Residents, businesses, and area stakeholders are encouraged to get involved and participate in this collaboration – starting today.  The community is encouraged to go to to learn about specific participation opportunities, previous regional climate action efforts, and more information about each organization’s efforts.

DMV Select now open in Charlottesville City Hall – The City of Charlottesville has opened a DMV Select office in the main lobby of City Hall. The public can now complete various vehicle-related transactions such as license plates, titles, and registrations with the help of City employees during weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Home Improvement Incentives, Credits and Rebates

MyCville App -MyCville is a simple and intuitive online and smart phone application that enables the residents of Charlottesville to request services and identify quality of life and environmental issues and report them to the appropriate department for quick resolution.  Learn more at:

Charlottesville City Crime Map – The new crime map can be accessed at:  You can enter your zip code at the upper left to zoom into your neighborhood and select a range of dates on the upper right.

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