The Missouri Housing Trust Fund was created by the state Legislature in 1994 to help meet the housing needs of very low income families and individuals. The Missouri Housing Development Commission administers the Trust Fund, which provides funding for a variety of housing needs, such as homeless prevention; rehab or new construction of rental housing, rental assistance; and home repair.
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The Missouri Development Finance Board is authorized to provide local political subdivisions, including public sewer and water districts, with long-term, 3% interest rate loans.
The purpose of this program is to help rural communities with a population of 5,000 or less, and rural districts that have a financial hardship with their infrastructure project, and are unable to obtain financing elsewhere. These loans are to partially fund infrastructure improvements, with priority given to water and sewer projects addressing public health and safety issues.
This loan program helps rural communities and rural districts that have a financial hardship with their infrastructure project, and are unable to obtain financing elsewhere. These loans are to partially fund infrastructure improvements, with priority given to water and sewer projects addressing public health and safety issues.
Missouri One Start is the state’s premier company training program! Its sole mission is keeping our Missouri companies competitive, by increasing the skills and productivity of our workforce.
The Missouri Technology Corporation makes strategic investments in public and private non-profit research institutions (including higher-ed) and non-profit entrepreneurial support organizations to expand the state’s innovation ecosystem that help entrepreneurs commercialize new technologies and create next-generation jobs.
Facilitate the redevelopment of downtown areas and the creation of jobs by providing essential public infrastructure.
Learn about ways your community can embark on renewable energy projects. This program provides financial incentives for public infrastructure for the development of renewable fuel production facility or new generation processing entity facility to spur job creation and agricultural product markets throughout the state.
Applications are accepted year round.
Implement community or neighborhood projects in your town that will strengthen economic development. This program can help fund job training initiatives, crime prevention, community service projects, and revitalization of community-based buildings and areas.
A Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) is a special taxing district that collects revenue within its designated boundaries to help pay for public infrastructure, facilities or other improvements that confer a benefit on property within the district, normally a residential and not a commercial area.
To provide an incentive for the rehabilitation or construction of owner-occupied homes in certain areas of the state.
Applications can be submitted online via FTP!
For details, see the link and instructions below.
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The FTP is a file system that allows you to send large documents that are too big to go through email. Sending documents through FTP can also help you save space in your inbox!
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.
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.