The annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest encourages the nation’s high school students to experience great poetry through participating in a dynamic nationwide recitation competition. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. Missouri has participated in Poetry Out Loud every year since the program was founded in 2006 by the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
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Provides lower-interest financing for certain types of projects.
Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE programs, allow local government entities to raise money through the issuance of bonds or other sources of capital to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to eligible property owners. Through the creation of financing districts, property owners can finance renewable onsite generation installations and energy efficiency improvements through a voluntary assessment on their property tax bills that is repaid over a period up to 20 years.
Provides local governments individually structured, tax-exempt revenue bonds to make improvements to public buildings such as police and fire departments, jails, water systems, streets, utilities or to acquire land, demolish buildings, or redevelop a blighted area.
To stimulate business activity in Missouri’s “distressed communities” by providing tax credits to eligible businesses that locate, relocate or expand their business within a distressed community.
Helps communities increase supply of housing for low and moderate income families by providing a tax credit for developers to rehabilitate or construct rental housing.
The MDFB Single Issue Tax-Exempt Industrial Revenue Bond Program (the “Tax-Exempt Program”) is an innovative method of financing (i) the acquisition, construction and equipping of qualified manufacturing production facilities and/or equipment, and (ii) refinancing outstanding tax-exempt bonds. The Tax-Exempt Program provides low interest rate loans to qualified borrowers through the issuance of tax-exempt revenue bonds by the Board.
To grow the state’s manufacturing industry, a variety of producers (electrical energy, coal, gas, machinery equipment, chemicals, energy sources, materials, etc), can access a 4.225 state sales tax exemption as well as a local use tax.
Applications accepted year round.
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The purpose of the Show Me Strong Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Retooling Program under section 601(a) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) is to provide grant funding to manufacturers, nonprofit organizations, and other entities to reimburse certain costs for retooling existing facilities by purchasing necessary equipment and services to manufacture critically needed PPE for use in Missouri.
The purpose of the Show Me Strong Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Retooling Program – Nitrile Gloves under section 601(a) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and as amended by section 1001 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law 116-260, is to provide grant funding to manufacturers, nonprofit organizations, and/or other entities to reimburse certain costs for retooling existing facilities by purchasing necessary equipment and services to manufacture medical/surgical Nitrile gloves and
To provide financial assistance and access to capital to businesses impacted by a natural disaster. This may include businesses sustaining direct property damage or local businesses sustaining interruptions to their operations and services because of temporary customer loss, temporary interference with access, or other impacts.
This program helps small business incubators leverage funds to use for working capital and other non-operating expenditures that support new business creation in communities. View a map of the organizations throughout Missouri that participate in this program and provide a variety of services to help entrepreneurs grow.
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These low-interest direct loans help small businesses take steps toward expanding and creating jobs.
The Department of Economic Development (DED) will make a deferred loan to a not-for-profit development corporation to assist in the location of new companies to Missouri communities and the creation of new full-time jobs primarily for low to moderate income (LMI) persons.
Facilitate the redevelopment of blighted areas by providing essential public infrastructure.
Applications are accepted year round.
Get involved in developing Missouri’s future workforce by opening the doors to your business to our youth workers this summer. At no cost to your company, you can connect with motivated employees and provide valuable workplace experience.
The Tax Credit for Contribution program allows any taxpayer to donate to the Board’s Infrastructure Development Fund in exchange for a tax credit equal to 50 percent of the value of the contribution. State agencies or local governments are then eligible to apply for funding through the collected proceeds of the fund to make public infrastructure improvements.
Provides local or state agencies (or local political subdivisions) tax credits to fund public infrastructure facility projects such as highways, water supply and distribution systems, mass transportation equipment/facilities, telecommunications facilities, jails and prisons, sewage facilities, airports, railroads, reservoirs, and more as well as to acquire blighted real estate or demolish structures to make way for future development.