To help alleviate unemployment and economic distress resulting from business closings or cutbacks; and to facilitate the creation of new jobs to replace those lost.
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The department has certification requirements and guidelines for energy auditors and is accepting applications from Missouri individuals who want to be qualified to conduct audits under this new program. Certification of home energy auditors was included in the new law to help insure that residents are getting the most up-to-date advice and financially beneficial recommendations on methods to reduce their energy consumption.
Your community (local government, public hospitals, schools, etc) can embark on energy-savings projects that will pay for themselves while achieving greater sustainability. Whether it’s to upgrade the lighting in City Hall or replace a dated and inefficient heating and cooling system at the elementary school, our programs and tips will put you on the path to saving energy and money today.
Businesses with an existing award of tax credits through the Enhanced Enterprise Zone program seeking to gain access to those benefits should submit the Annual Tax Credit Application to the department no later than the end of the tax year immediately following the tax year for which they are seeking benefits.
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Enhanced Enterprise Zones (EEZ) may be created by communities to encourage job creation in a blighted area. Communities with designated zones can offer expanding businesses within those zones local incentives as well as connect them with state incentives through the Missouri Works program (Zone Works category).
No new authorizations may be made for this program. The Enterprise Zone program was replaced by the Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) program (view a full list of Missouri's EEZs). Enterprise Zone designations are expected to expire as the duration is not to exceed 25 years. Projects with previous authorizations may complete their projects and may still achieve the program benefits subject to the program rules and any terms and conditions of their original award.
Targeted at increasing homegrown production of ethanol and biodiesel, the five year incentive programs provide grants to producers that are at least fifty-one percent owned by agriculture producers actively engaged in commercial production. Incentives include a payment of 20 to 30 cents per gallon.
Community-based organizations can access financing to administer a family Development Account project to help low-income residents participate in matched savings programs. These savings programs will help families in your community pay for school, purchase a new house, make home improvements, or start up a small business.
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The Film Commission attracts film, television, video and cable productions to Missouri, and to promote the growth of the film and video production industry within Missouri. The Commission operates a full-service office devoted to saving filmmakers time, effort and money in arranging a shoot.
The H-2B Foreign Labor Certification Non-Agricultural program allows employers to bring foreign non-immigrant workers to the United States to fill temporary, non-agricultural jobs.
Connect with customers around the globe! By accessing financial assistance, you can participate in trade shows and missions and market your products to a worldwide audience.
To provide financial assistance and access to capital businesses and nonprofits directly impacted by flooding or tornados, located in disaster areas in the State.
Facilitate the funding of an expansion project that would be unlikely to occur without the Grow Missouri Loan in order to create or retain full-time jobs for targeted businesses.
Preserving our state’s history and culture is vital to growing the economy and attracting talent. This program incentivizes developers to maintain the integrity of our historic buildings, giving them new life.
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The federally funded HOME program provides a financing source for several eligible activities that increase the supply of affordable housing for low and very low income persons. One of these activities is the acquisition and rehabilitation or new construction of rental housing. As HOME Administrator for the State of Missouri, MHDC uses a portion of its annual HOME allocation to finance rental production at a very low interest rate, which results in rents that are affordable to low income families.
Community action agencies, regional planning commissions, municipalities and nonprofit organizations can help low and moderate income homeowners in non-metropolitan areas make home repairs, modifications and other maintenance.
The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) provides assistance to very low-income Missourians.
Applicants must be a nonprofit, or for-profit corporation or partnership entity formed pursuant to applicable Missouri law, must be an entity in good standing with the state of Missouri and provide housing or housing services. MHDC Fund Balance monies will not be awarded to individuals.
Cities and counties can purchase or construct certain types of projects, such as warehouses, distribution facilities, and industrial plants with bond proceeds to then lease or sell to a company.
Our groundbreaking, Presidentially-recognized approach to college education trains students in high-demand fields while cutting the time it takes to earn a degree and reducing student debt. Learn more about how your local educational partnership can participate and advance learning in STEM.
No new authorizations or issuance of tax credits shall be made after December 31, 2018.
Have the next big idea in tech or innovation? This co-investment program provides early-stage capital to help startups leverage and attract private investments necessary to fund product development, commercialization, or to hire key staff to help your startup grow.
Provides a federal tax credit to investors for the construction, or acquisition and rehabilitation of an affordable housing development.
Support redevelopment of blighted areas into productive use.
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is available to municipalities to encourage redevelopment of blighted areas. To establish TIF, the municipal governing body adopts a Redevelopment Plan (Plan), approved by the locally appointed TIF Commission.
Local Tax Increment Financing (Local TIF) permits the use of a portion of local property and sales taxes to assist funding the redevelopment of certain designated areas within your community. Areas eligible for Local TIF must contain property classified as a "Blighted", "Conservation" or an "Economic Development" area, or any combination thereof, as defined by Missouri Statutes.
The Marketing Matching Grant (MMG) program is designed to increase visitation and tourism spending in Missouri. Approved DMO media projects are reimbursed at 50% up to the approved application amount. The media buying leverage provided through media placement by the Division's ad agency, coupled with the match of state funds, provides meaningful financial incentive to participants and a significant economic benefit to the State of Missouri.
The Marketing Platform Development (MPD) is a 50/50 matching grant program for one-time marketing investments that will be utilized beyond the fiscal year of the initial investment. Eligible projects include those that provide for development, improvement or expansion of tourism marketing programs and products designed to increase tourism from outside the area for greater economic impact. Each year, MDT will develop a list of platform project opportunities available for the current fiscal year.
This 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 Missouri Development Finance Board.
This program is an innovative method of financing the acquisition, construction and equipping of qualified facilities and/or equipment. All types of retail, commercial and industrial projects qualify for participation in the Taxable Bond Program. The program provides competitive rate loans to qualified borrowers through the issuance of private activity, industrial revenue bonds by the Missouri Development Finance Board.
The Meet in Missouri Act was established by House Bill 1698 to provide a financial incentive for Destination Marketing Organizations to attract major out-of-state conventions to Missouri. The Missouri General Assembly passed the act in May 2016, and it went into effect in August 2016. Annual funding levels for the Meet in Missouri Act will be determined by the General Assembly.
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.
If your business has property for the purposes of storing/dispensing alternative fuels or for electric recharging, incentives are available for a maximum of 20 percent of the total costs directly associated with the equipment.
Since 1983, the Missouri Arts Council and the State of Missouri have been honoring our state’s arts heroes—the people who make the arts happen. The annual Missouri Arts Awards celebrate people, organizations, and communities that have made profound and lasting contributions to the cultural and artistic climate of the state. Honorees are selected by an independent panel in six categories: Arts Education, Arts Organization, Creative Community, Individual Artist, Leadership in the Arts, and Philanthropy.
To spur growth in the arts industry, the Missouri Arts Council provides grants and other programming to help communities fund performances as well as educational initiatives in the arts.
The Missouri Arts Council provides funding for quality arts programming to eligible applicants that include (but are not limited to) arts or arts education organizations, chambers of commerce, public libraries, government agencies, youth organizations, public school districts, private K-12 schools, community arts organizations, social service organizations, colleges and universities, and religious organizations. Missouri Arts Council funds may be used for artist fees, artist travel expenses, marketing arts events, project-related educational materials, and more.
The Missouri Broadband Grant Program was created in the Revised Statutes of Missouri sections 620.2450 to 620.2458 in 2018. The focus of this grant program is to provide state resources that help providers, communities, counties, and regions invest in building broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of the state. In the 2019 legislative session, $5 million was appropriated for the inaugural round of grant funding.
If your business is looking to grow, check out Missouri's Certified Sites located throughout the state. Each have been pre-qualified through a standardization process to meet the requirements of industry. For a site visit or more information about a specific location, connect with the specific contact featured on the links below. If you are a community hoping to have your site established and placed on the list, review and submit an application.
This program provides for a limited number of immigrant visas to individuals desiring to engage in new commercial enterprise in Missouri and create new jobs in rural areas or areas with high unemployment. Projects must meet investment thresholds.
MHEC is a voluntary program designed to promote energy efficient homes through clear and meaningful recognition. It is intended to help homeowners convey the invested value of the energy efficient features of their home to potential buyers. The criteria for recognition have been determined by working with interested and affected parties. Many of the existing energy programs have been taken into account regarding all aspects of home energy use and how they can tie together to recognize a home’s energy efficiency.
The Missouri Housing Development Commission, created by the 75th General Assembly, is an instrumentality of the state of Missouri, which constitutes a body corporate and politic.
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.