Per Section 620.3300 RSMo, this new program assists Missouri’s military communities in supporting and sustaining their installations, to encourage communities to initiate coordinated response programs and action plans in advance of future federal government realignment and closure decisions, and to support community efforts to attract new or expanded military missions. To further learn how this grant can benefit your community, click here. Adjustments have been made to the application guidelines and narrative questions following the Public Comment period, incorporating suggestions and clarifying the types of information and data needed. For questions or additional information regarding these changes, please contact Zatuilla Nara at (573)-526-0124 or Tyler Trusk (573)-751-4539.
Electronic AND hard copy of completed Application must be sent to Tyler Trusk (Tyler.Trusk@ded.mo.gov) by 5:00pm September 30th
Tips for Applying:
- Cite any relevant statistical evidence and research.
- Quantify the project’s impact, referring back to Question 4.
- Clearly define milestones, goals, and outcomes.
- Complete the narrative section within a 20 page limit.
- Any community-based organization, defined as a Missouri nonprofit corporation in good standing with the State that is organized under Chapter 355, RSMo and which has as its primary or substantial purpose the support and sustainment of a military installation or installations; or
- A local government located in a military community.
- Developing and implementing public-to-public partnerships with military installations that reduce installation costs and increase funding available for mission performance.
- Developing plans for the reuse of closed or realigned military installations or facilities.
- Developing local or regional marketing plans, techniques, and activities, including those that communicate the nature and value of military installations and military service.
- Implementing programs to assist with diversification of the military installation community’s economy by increasing nondefense economic development and employment.
- Performing in-depth research and analysis regarding local or regional employment, housing, infrastructure, education, healthcare, and other factors that affect the attractiveness of the community for future military investments.
- Leading or participating in programs or activities to develop or improve the quality of life in military communities, including the areas of education, transportation, health care, and infrastructure development and transportation.
A total of $300,000 is currently available for FY2020. Grant amounts will not exceed $100,000 per applicant. Grantees must enter an Agreement with the Department of Economic Development (DED) to receive funds. Funded activities must be completed by June 15th, 2020 (deadline subject to change).