community development

Local TIF

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.

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Chapter 353 Tax Abatement

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.

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Downtown Preservation

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.

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Historic Preservation

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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Community Development Block Grants - Water and Wastewater

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.

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Neighborhood Preservation Act

To provide an incentive for the rehabilitation or construction of owner-occupied homes in certain areas of the state.

The 2019 NPA application period is now available.  The postmark deadline for the 2019 NPA application is February 15, 2019.  Once all applications have been received and processed, award and denial letters will be sent no later than June 30, 2019.

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Neighborhood Assistance Program

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.

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Youth Opportunity Program

The CY2019 YOP Guidelines and Application is now available.  Applications will be accepted beginning December 1, 2018 and must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed and scored competitively, with tax credits awarded based on score.   Approved 2019 projects may begin April 1, 2019, July 1, 2019, or October 1, 2019.

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