Available Grants

Communities in the Kaysinger region may apply for many different funding resources when trying to update or improve infrastructure or start programs to address needs. Kaysinger staff offers local governments and non-profits a wealth of grant writing experience, expertise, and success. Grants are typically used for community improvements such as water and sewer systems, bridges, fire stations, senior and community centers, and sidewalks as well as drainage improvements and housing demolition.

A grant application can be complicated and time-consuming so, let us help! Grant writing is one of the many services Kaysinger offers member communities, and our staff has the skills, experience, and expertise needed to prepare high-quality grant applications. Once a grant is approved, Kaysinger staff is also available on a contract basis to provide the day-to-day administration to help ensure the scope of work is completed in accordance with state and/or federal guidelines and all necessary reporting is accomplished successfully.

 

The Community Empowerment Grant program is designed to help communities form a Main Street program and begin building a successful downtown with new investment, businesses, residents and events celebrating all that makes a downtown the heart of the community. This grant program provides two years of hands-on training with “over the shoulder” guidance and encouragement to help build a strong foundation and get the organization to a running start for long-lasting economic viability for downtown. 

2022 Community Empowerment Grant Workshop Flyer

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Many communities have built a Main Street “foundation” and are now ready for the next step. The PEP Grant offers more advanced training to increase effectiveness and sustainability. This new two-year program provides individualized training, focused initiatives for sustained revitalization, and technical expertise designed to advance the Main Street organization’s downtown development. 

Download the PEP Grant application.

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Sustaining a Main Street organization can be challenging. The STEP Grant will catapult your organization to the next level through expert guidance and training to create real change in your revitalization efforts. This one-year program will help get everyone involved on the same page, identify smart growth strategies, and create a detailed plan of action to advance the Main Street revitalization organization to the next level.

Download the STEP Grant application.

For more information about our grants, email Keith Winge at [email protected] or call 417-334-3014.

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The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has opened the FY 2022 Competitive Cycle.

Applications to the CDBG program will be accepted through the Submittable platform in an effort to improve the ease of application intake and processing. Upcoming application workshops will include training on creating a Submittable account, adding contributors to an application, and how to complete the forms entirely and accurately. As a result of the transition to Submittable, the CDBG program will not be offering a courtesy review of applications.

FY 2022 Competitive Cycle

The FY 2022 Competitive Cycle application and guidelines are available today, September 19, 2022! The application can be completed and submitted via the Submittable platform, and will be due no later than December 19, 2022, at 5 p.m.

Categories for applications include:


Applications will be reviewed and scored with grants competitively awarded based on scores within the category maximums established by the FY22 Action Plan (public draft available here) currently under review by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation: Rural LISC has developed an innovative new financing tool to provide low-interest loans to qualified commercial real estate projects in rural America. The Growing Rural Communities Fund will finance real estate acquisition and construction costs to spur job creation and economic revitalization in distressed communities. Deadline: ongoing

Applications for this Challenge are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on November 13, 2022. To ensure transparency and best use of taxpayer funds, the application process includes a proposed service area challenge process. Office of Broadband Development (OBD) has published on the website the service areas of proposed projects, and the proposed broadband internet speeds for each project application. 

A broadband internet service provider that provides existing service in or adjacent to a proposed service area may submit to OBD a written challenge to an application based on its proposed service area. Within three business days of receiving a challenge, OBD will notify the applicant of such challenge.

A challenge will succeed when OBD determines that, for the proposed project service area, the challenger:

  1. Currently provides broadband services meeting baseline speed of 100/20 Mbps; or
  2. Has begun construction to provide such services; or
  3. Has an enforceable commitment to provide broadband internet service at speeds of at least 100/20 Mbps and scalable to higher speeds to the proposed service area in a timeframe similar to that proposed for the applicant’s project.

OBD reserves the right to request additional information from a challenging provider to substantiate the challenge. Upon OBD ’s determination that a challenge is successful, OBD will not fund the challenged portion of an application. OBD will notify the applicant and the challenging provider of its decision. OBD will incorporate challenge results into its approvals and denials of Program applications.

For projects that have begun construction or have an enforceable commitment, the challenger must submit documentation to OBD no later than 12 months from the Program award date substantiating that the challenger has fulfilled its commitment made during its challenge. OBD will follow up with each successful challenger.

If OBD denies an application as a result of a challenge, and the challenging provider does not fulfill its commitment to provide broadband internet service in the service area, OBD will not consider another challenge from that provider for any remaining Program grant rounds, unless OBD determines the challenging provider’s failure to fulfill the commitment was due to unforeseeable and disastrous circumstances beyond the challenger’s control, including, but not limited to: flood, tornado, earthquake, or civil unrest, and such provider took reasonable steps to complete the project in light of the circumstances.

Challenge Certification

Download, complete, sign and notarize the Challenge Certification document to upload to your Challenge Application. 

Getting Started

Review the Broadband Infrastructure Grant Guidelines prior to completing this application to ensure understanding of the program and requirements.

Who should create the Submittable account?

The email address of the individual creating the Submittable account will be the primary contact for communication between OBD and the challenger. This email address will receive notifications about challenge status and will be the recipient of any questions regarding your challenge.

Each Submittable account is able to submit multiple challenges. Each account must complete the challenge form and submit it prior to beginning additional challenges. 

Program Related Questions?

Tips for working with Submittable

  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.
  • You can invite people to collaborate on a submission.
  • Submittable works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser.
  • We will follow up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure to safelist notification emails from Submittable and check the email you used to sign up for your Submittable account regularly.

Technical Submittable Questions?

The Workforce Training Grant Program (Program) helps companies address the broad workforce disruption stemming from the pandemic through competitive grants. The Missouri General Assembly appropriated $30 million to this program.

Applications for the Workforce Training Grant Program are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 29, 2022.

Please review the information and links below for helpful resources and tips when completing this electronic application.

Getting Started

Review the Workforce Training Grant Program Guidelines prior to completing this application to ensure understanding of the program and requirements.  

Before starting this application, please gather the information and documents listed below. For more information about grant program requirements, refer to the guidelines and its appendices.

Who should create the Submittable account?

The email address of the individual creating the Submittable account will be the primary contact for communication between DED and the applicant. This email address will receive notifications about application status and will be the recipient of any questions regarding your application.

Program Related Questions?

Tips for working with Submittable

  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.
  • You can invite people to collaborate on a submission.
  • Submittable works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser.
  • We will follow up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure to safelist notification emails from Submittable and check the email you used to sign up for your Submittable account regularly.

Technical Submittable Questions?

Express Grants are designed to encourage small and emerging arts organizations and organizations based in rural communities to seek financial assistance for arts activities. Express Grants are awarded in the categories of arts councils, arts education, minority arts, the Missouri Touring Program, and other strategic projects. Deadline: first Monday of the month, two months in advance of the month in which the project occurs.

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Intervention funding from the National Trust is awarded in emergency situations when immediate and unanticipated work is needed to save a historic structure, such as when a fire or other natural disaster strikes. Funding is restricted to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Emergency grants typically range from $1,000 to $5,000, but unlike most of our grant funding, a cash match is not required for intervention projects. Deadline: ongoing.

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The Community Revitalization Grant Program (Program) helps support major local priorities in order to spur economic recovery today while helping communities build stronger economies for the future. The Missouri General Assembly appropriated $100 million to this program.

Applications to the Program are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2022.

Please review the information and links below for helpful resources and tips when completing this electronic application.

Getting Started
Review the Community Revitalization Grant Program Guidelines prior to completing this application to ensure understanding of the program and requirements.  

Before starting this application, please gather the information and documents listed below. For more information about grant program requirements, refer to the guidelines and its appendices.


Who should create the Submittable account?
The email address of the individual creating the Submittable account will be the primary contact for communication between DED and the applicant. This email address will receive notifications about application status and will be the recipient of any questions regarding your application. PLEASE NOTE: Submittable allows for only one open application per email address at a time. If you plan to submit applications on behalf of multiple Applicants:

  1. You must provide unique email addresses for each application, OR
  2. You will be required to complete and submit one application before beginning an additional application.


Program Related Questions?


Tips for working with Submittable

  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.
  • You can invite people to collaborate on a submission.
  • Submittable works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser.
  • We will follow up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure to safelist notification emails from Submittable and check the email you used to sign up for your Submittable account regularly.


Technical Submittable Questions?

 The Local Tourism Asset Development Grant Program (Program) will support public/private partnerships intended to further the statewide recovery of the tourism, travel, and hospitality industries (Tourism Industry) from the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Missouri General Assembly appropriated $30 million to this program.

Applications to the Program are due no later than 11:59 p.m. CT on December 14, 2022.

Please review the information and links below for helpful resources and tips when completing this electronic application.

Getting Started
Review the Local Tourism Asset Development Program Guidelines prior to completing this application to ensure understanding of the program and requirements.  

Before starting this application, please gather the information and documents listed below. For more information about grant program requirements, refer to the guidelines and its appendices.


Who should create the Submittable account?

The email address of the individual creating the Submittable account will be the primary contact for communication between DED and the applicant. This email address will receive notifications about application status and will be the recipient of any questions regarding your application. PLEASE NOTE: Submittable allows for only one open application per email address at a time. If you plan to submit applications on behalf of multiple Applicants:

  1. You must provide unique email addresses for each application, OR
  2. You will be required to complete and submit one application before beginning an additional application.


Program Related Questions?


Tips for working with Submittable

  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.
  • You can invite people to collaborate on a submission.
  • Submittable works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser.
  • We will follow up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure to safelist notification emails from Submittable and check the email you used to sign up for your Submittable account regularly.


Technical Submittable Questions?

Missouri State Parks administers three federally funded grant programs and one state funded grant program related to outdoor recreation. Click on the links below to learn more.

https://mostateparks.com/page/55065/outdoor-recreation-grants

The Bus Grant Program grant round is currently open and accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2023, for field trips planned from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. See application and instructions below.

The 2023 grant round for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is now OPEN. The 2023 Open Project Selection Process and Application can be located on the LWCF page. Application packets must be postmarked on or before Nov. 16, 2022.

Round 6 for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) is now OPEN. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and the application from the National Park Service can be located below. Application packets must be postmarked on or before November 16, 2022 for Round 6A and February 8, 2023 for Round 6B.

https://mostateparks.com/sites/mostateparks/files/NOFO-Full-Application_Final.doc

https://mostateparks.com/sites/mostateparks/files/Letter-to-Applicants-Missouri-Procedures.pdf

https://mostateparks.com/sites/mostateparks/files/ORLP-Application-and-Revision-Form-Highlighted.doc

T-Mobile partnering with Main Street America and Smart Growth America: T-Mobile is investing big in small towns by awarding up to 100 towns a year with project funding—up to $50,000 each. The program will focus on revitalizing community spaces in towns with 50,000 people or less, and Main Street programs are encouraged to apply. Submit a proposal for a town project of your choice, and if selected, use the funds to get started. For example, you could implement tech upgrades at your library, refresh a local park, or break ground on a new place where neighbors can connect.

  • Applications will be open on a quarterly basis with the following schedule:
    • Spring: Applications open January – March
    • Summer: Applications open April – June
    • Fall: Applications open July – September
    • Winter: Applications open October – December
  • Portal will close on the last day of each quarter and reopen for the new quarter on the first of the month
  • All Hometown Grant applications will be notified 30-60 days after the end of each quarter on the status of the submission.

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