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.
In an effort to streamline the grant request process, Kaysinger has created the “Grant Intake Form“ to capture essential information needed to sleuth out potential funding opportunities for regional projects. If you have a project that you would like Kaysinger to assist with, fill out the Grant Intake Form and submit to Shannon Stewart at [email protected].
The Missouri Department of Economic Development works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development has an extensive list of funding opportunities.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) is a new competitive grant program created by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in the places people live and work, urban and rural areas alike, in addition to along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). CFI Program investments will make modern and sustainable infrastructure accessible to all drivers of electric, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas vehicles. This program provides two funding categories of grants: (1) Community Charging and Fueling Grants (Community Program); and (2) Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program). The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $2.5 billion over five years for this program. This first round of funding makes $700 million from Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 funding available to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and other fueling infrastructure projects in urban and rural communities in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities.
Due May 30, 2023
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EDA intends to review applications expeditiously upon receipt of the complete application. There are no application submission deadlines. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new PWEAA NOFO, cancellation of this PWEAA NOFO, or all available funds have been expended.
This NOFO sets out EDA’s application submission and review procedures for two of EDA’s core economic development programs authorized under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 3121 et seq.) (PWEDA): (1) Public Works and Economic Development Facilities (Public Works) and (2) Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA).
EDA supports bottom-up strategies that build on regional assets to spur economic growth and resiliency. EDA encourages its grantees throughout the country to develop initiatives that present new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.
Through this NOFO EDA intends to advance general economic development in accordance with EDA’s investment priorities, but also to pursue projects that, where practicable, incorporate specific priorities related to equity, workforce development, and climate change resiliency so that investments can benefit everyone for decades to come.
Please access this opportunity at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=346815.
The FY 2023 PWEAA NOFO supersedes EDA’s FY2020 PWEAA NOFO.
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Grants To Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation (RT) Systems USDA is inviting applications for grants to provide Technical Assistance for passenger Rural Transportation (RT) systems under the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) program and the terms for such funding. Federal Register Notice Application Dates Open Date: January 19, 2023, Close Date: April 19, 2023, 4:30 p.m.
OPEN ALL YEAR – This program provides a Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) license to newly formed developmental capital organizations to help meet the equity capital investment needs in rural communities.
Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Loan Guarantees – OPEN – This program provides financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement, and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas. For more information on other programs administered by RUS Telecommunications, please visit:
Strategic Economic and Community Development – OPEN – Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) funding is authorized through a Farm Bill provision that supports regional economic and community development planning. SECD supports projects that promote and implement strategic community investment plans. These plans use the unique strengths of rural communities to advance prosperity. USDA Rural Development helps finance these projects to build community prosperity by using community assets, identifying resources, convening partners, and leveraging federal, state, local, or private funding.
Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program – OPEN – This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and stormwater drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.
The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) provides grants to eligible organizations interested in operating AmeriCorps programs, an initiative that helps strengthen local communities through national service. Eligible organizations include public or private nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, and state or local government entities.
As a means to redevelop contaminated commercial/industrial sites, this program provides financial benefits for remediation purposes. These projects must result in the creation of at least 10 new jobs or the retention of 25 jobs.
This program helps communities develop public infrastructure that allows industries to locate new facilities, expand existing facilities, and prevent the closing of a facility or the relocation of a facility outside the state. Grant funds may be used for public streets, water or sewer lines, engineering, and other public facilities necessary to support the private sector project. A public entity must own the facilities to be funded.