Local government can provide a short term loan to certain types of for-profit companies that need funds for start-up or expansion and have exhausted other sources.
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Through this program, cities and counties can design a revolving loan program to help small businesses grow or to facilitate other revitalization/redevelopment projects that will result in job creation or retention. By providing funds to local governments (or sponsored eligible non-profit organization sub-applicants) to establish a revolving loan program, communities can promote the development of small businesses or facilitate other revitalization/redevelopment activities. The applicant is encouraged to design their program in a manner to best meet the area’s needs.
From addressing local health and safety concerns to improving local facilities such as senior centers and community centers, CDBG programs are designed to support your community's wellbeing and greater capacity for growth. Grants are available in a variety of categories and can be utilized for a variety of community development initiatives.
This program helps communities establish or improve local water or sewer systems. Grants may be used for construction that is related to water treatment and distribution, and sewer treatment and collection for publicly owned systems.
A Community Improvement District (CID) is a local special taxing district that collects revenue within its designated boundaries to pay for special public facilities, improvements or services.
Missouri officials released the Comprehensive State energy plan in October of 2015, energizing the push for abundant, clean, and affordable energy. The overarching goal of the plan to to "chart a course toward a sustainable and prosperous energy future that will create jobs and improve Missourian's future."
Financing that helps communities develop cultural facilities such as museums and recreational buildings for charitable organizations. The program can be used to acquire land, purchase equipment, construct a building, fund architectural and engineering needs, and make improvements to existing facilities.
- To develop the transportation infrastructure of the region for the purpose of facilitating economic development in the region;
- To assist the region in obtaining the job training, employment-related education, and business development (with an emphasis on entrepreneurship) that are needed to build and maintain strong local economies;
- To provide assistance to severely distressed and underdeveloped areas that lack financial resources for improving basic public services;
Improve the cultural heartbeat of your community by redeveloping your downtown. Re-polish those blighted Main Streets and Broadways that help define your town and reinvigorate tourism.
Applications are accepted year round.
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.