Virginia News

May 19, 1:41 PM EDT

Commission orders city, college to return grant funding

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission says a city owes it $800,000 after plans changed for a proposed medical school in a southern part of the state.

Martinsville Bulletin reports ( ) the commission announced Thursday the City of Martinsville owes the amount, which was given in a grant to create the College of Henricopolis School of Medicine.

In July 2015 the city received the money to launch the school, originally proposed as for-profit.

Commission executive committee member Virginia Delegate Danny Marshall says one reason for the grant recovery is due to the school's plan switching to non-profit after being unable to find funding.

Commission spokesperson Jordan Butler says next week Martinsville and the school will be informed of the 30-day window to return the money or reach a payment agreement.


Information from: Martinsville Bulletin,

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