For approved construction projects, building materials financed with locally-issued Chapter 100 IDBs used directly in the construction process may be exempt from state sales tax based upon approval of the municipality.
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Municipalities may encourage redevelopment of blighted areas by providing real property tax abatement for approved projects through an Urban Redevelopment Corporation (URC).
This program helps provide funding to local organizations, such as convention and visitors bureaus, to help attract sporting events to this state. Donors can make contributions to the organizations and receive a tax credit.
This program provides local community organizations incentives to help those organizations secure location of amateur sporting events in their communities.
The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) provides grants to eligible organizations interested in operating AmeriCorps programs, an initiative that helps strengthen local communities through national service. Eligible organizations include public or private nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, and state or local government entities.
The Commission works hand in hand with the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington to bring National Service and volunteer opportunities to all citizens through projects ranging from tutoring, youth mentoring, public safety, housing rehabilitation, health care, environmental issues, and disaster relief. Learn more about how to get involved in your community.
As a means to redevelop contaminated commercial/industrial sites, this program provides financial benefits for remediation purposes. These projects must result in the creation of at least 10 new jobs or the retention of 25 jobs.
New or existing Missouri companies looking to embark on locating or expanding their headquarters in the state may be able to access incentives based on the number of news jobs and investment associated with the project.
A certified Work Ready Community means your local county has job candidates in the pipeline with high-demand skills proved by the National Career Readiness Certificate. It also shows that local employers care about hiring the best and brightest your region has to offer.
These state sales tax exemptions are approved based on the local economic development agency’s discretion and allow a community to compete for a business project against another state. This program would need to be combined with additional local incentives and the project would need to produce above-average wages with benefits.
Cities with Urban Redevelopment Corporations can access this incentive to help redevelop blighted areas by abating some or all of the property taxes for up to 25 years.
The Collective Marketing Initiative (CMI) is a program that leverages the resources of MDT through a menu of subsidized marketing opportunities and outlined pricing for elective participation by the DMOs. The CMI opportunities are selected based on their ability to effectively and efficiently reach Missouri’s target consumers.
The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) awarded grants to Missouri communities to assist in the acquisition, rehabilitation, and resale of foreclosed homes to income qualifying persons/families. Resale was limited to persons/families of low, moderate and middle income (LMMI) status.
The State received two separate allocations of NSP funding: $42,664,187 through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and an additional $5,000,000 through Neighborhood Stabilization Program III (NSP3).
If your startup exhausted all funding sources and you still need access to capital to expand, connect with your local economic development agency/local government to learn about this loan program can help finance new machinery and working equipment, construct space, or provide working capital.
This program helps Missouri communities construct facilities that will serve a large portion of the public with a variety of services. With education and health/well-being programs taking priority, communities can utilize this program to construct senior centers, day care centers, rural health clinics, telecommunications, and 911 services, among others.
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These grants help Missouri communities with demolition of vacant, dilapidated structures (primarily residential) in blighted areas and that present safety hazards.
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These grants assist local communities and other entities with long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and economic revitalization related to specific Presidentially-declared disasters. At this time, Missouri is currently administering four CDBG Supplemental Disaster Appropriation grants.
This program provides assistance to communities to address conditions that pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community. The need must be a serious threat to health or safety, be immediate, have developed or greatly intensified within the past 18 months, and be unique in relation to the problem not existing in all other communities within the state.
This program helps Missouri communities strengthen its local economy by improving local public infrastructure, streets, drainage, and bridges. Reliable and sustainable infrastructure helps support the business community as well as residents. This program does not fund the operation, maintenance or improvements related to fire flow.
This program helps communities develop public infrastructure that allows industries to locate new facilities, expand existing facilities, prevent the closing of a facility or the relocation of a facility outside the state. Grant funds may be used for public streets, water or sewer lines, engineering and other public facilities necessary to support the private sector project. A public entity must own the facilities to be funded.