The NTIA Broadband Infrastructure Program selection process was launched on Monday, June 28, 2021. The focus of this grant program is to provide federal resources that help providers invest in building high-quality broadband infrastructure in unserved areas. The State of Missouri serves as a covered partnership and submitted one application that includes multiple project areas across the state to NTIA. Applications were due to the Missouri Department of Economic Development by noon on July 26.
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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).
Provides lower-interest financing for certain types of projects.
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.
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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Facilitate the redevelopment of blighted areas by providing essential public infrastructure.
Applications are accepted year round.
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.
A Transportation Development District (TDD; District) may be created by the Missouri Highways & Transportation Commission (Commission) if the Project involves any of the state’s highways or transportation system to fund or operate one or more projects that would assist the promotion, design, construction, improvement or operations of this infrastructure.
The purpose of the Youth Opportunities Program is to broaden and strengthen opportunities for positive development and participation in community life for youth, and to discourage such persons from engaging in criminal and violent behavior.