Investments for a Strong Future
The Department of Economic Development is planning to use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to offer several grant programs. The Governor has prioritized 10+ grant programs to support businesses, nonprofits, community development, broadband infrastructure, and more.
Your valuable input relative to these program guidelines will assist us with creation, development and deployment in the coming months. As this webpage is designed to provide a one-stop resource for DED's ARPA programs, updates will be continuously added. Please check back often as additional information becomes available.
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State awards $261 million through the ARPA Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to fund 60 broadband expansion projects
The Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that it has awarded a total of $261 million through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to 60 recipients for projects that will expand and improve internet access statewide. Projects receiving funds are expected to create more than 55,000 connections in locations that previously lacked adequate internet access.
New FAQs Now Available
A new FAQs document, covering common questions regarding the Community Revitalization, Workforce Training, and Tourism programs, is now available here.
Small Business Grant Program Award Announcements
DED began award announcements for the Small Business Grant Program on Friday, January 20, 2023. Award announcements will continue on an ongoing basis via Submittable messaging until all applicants have been notified.
To date, we have received applications requesting funding greater than the $10 million available for the program. As such, applications closed on November 30 at 12 p.m. Businesses that have not submitted an application by this time can request notification if more funds become available by adding contact information to the Small Business Grant Wait List. FAQs for the Small Business Grant Program are now available here.
Industrial Site Development Grant Program Final Guidelines
Applications are currently being accepted for the Industrial Site Development Grant Program. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 20, 2023. Final Guidelines for the Program are now available for review here.
Federal Initiatives Hiring
We're seeking multiple candidates to join our grants team. If you're interested in joining DED, you can learn more here.
ARPA Programs Status
- Grant Summaries
- Federal Resources
- Upcoming Webinars
ARPA Programs Update
Industrial Site Development Grant Program Application Workshop
- Recorded Webinars
January 10, 2023 - Industrial Site Development Grant Program Town Hall & Application Workshop
January 6, 2023 - ARPA Programs Update
November 16, 2022 - Local Tourism Asset Development Program Application Workshop
November 7, 2022 - Small Business Grant Program Town Hall Training
To view previously recorded webinars, visit the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s YouTube channel.