The Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission is a 31-member body created by the 1999 General Assembly. Its mission is the promotion of economic growth and development in tobacco-dependent communities, using proceeds of the national tobacco settlement. To date, the Commission has awarded 1,602 grants totaling more than
$962 million across the tobacco region of the Commonwealth, and has provided $309 million in indemnification payments to tobacco growers and quota holders. Click on Who are We at the left to learn more.
Since 2000, the Commission has made available $309 million to Virginia's tobacco producers and quota owners. In January 2012, the Commission announced that it has reached the end of its indemnification obligation. The final deadline for submission of Phase I Verification for Payment forms and Applications for Payment was June 30, 2012. The 2012 payment was the final distribution of Phase I Indemnification funds. The Commission has satisfied its statutory obligation to indemnify burley and flue-cured producers and quota owners, and the program has ended.
If you have any questions, please contact the Tobacco Commission office at 804-225-2027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.