NVBCC Congressional Funding Awards with Senator Tim Kaine 

NVBCC Congressional Funding Awards with Senator Tim Kaine 

Washington, D.C: The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (NVBCC) has been awarded  $300,000 in Federal funding from the Fiscal Year 2023 government spending legislation. To recognize  the efforts of NVBCC and the support of U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, and Mark Warner, NVBCC, along  with Senator Kaine, will gather on Friday, February 17, at 9:30 a.m. at Jirani Coffeehouse in Manassas to  celebrate this accomplishment. 

NVBCC’s mission is to assist businesses by identifying resources, creating initiatives, and establishing  educational avenues that provide opportunities for Black-owned enterprises to flourish in Northern  Virginia and surrounding areas. This Federal funding will allow NVBCC to increase resources, training  certifications, and educational opportunities for member businesses. 

According to NVBCC Board Chairman Sam Wiggins, “The NVBCC is a non-profit organization  dedicated to promoting economic development in the black community, and we are committed to building  a strong and vibrant economy for all. This funding from Congress is vital to our mission and will allow us  to further develop innovative programs and training for our member businesses. I would like to give my  personal thanks to both Senator Mark Warner and Senator Tim Kaine for making this possible.” 

Senator Kaine and Senator Warner have long led efforts to support small businesses and grow Virginia’s  economy. In 2021, Kaine helped pass the American Rescue Plan, which included $230 million in federal  funding to support Virginia’s small businesses and improve access to capital for underserved small  businesses and entrepreneurs. Kaine also successfully pushed to pass his legislation to authorize the  Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to establish business centers at Historically Black  Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), which would expand access to education, training, and technical  assistance resources to rural minority business. Kaine recently introduced the bipartisan Jumpstarting Our  Businesses by Supporting Students (JOBS) Act to allow Virginians to use federal Pell grants to afford  high-quality job training programs. 

Join the NVBCC and keynote speaker, Senator Tim Kaine to learn about the initiatives this funding will  support and the impact it will make in Northern Virginia. Registration and information about the event is  available on the NVBCC website. 

Media Contacts:  

Tonya Poindexter White 

NVBCC Board of Directors | Communications Chair 



Janine Kritschgau 

U.S. Senate Press Secretary