One Stop ARPA Resources - Business and Community Development

Business and Community Development

Supporting Economic Growth and Strong Communities

Through ARPA funding, the State of Missouri is dedicating more than $320 million to spur economic growth, strengthen communities, and support small businesses.
 

Community Revitalization Grant Program Guidelines

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is working to finalize its proposed Community Revitalization Grant Program, funded via the State of Missouri’s share of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This $100 million program encourages strategic investment to recover from the negative economic impacts of COVID-19, revitalizing communities and spurring economic recovery and growth throughout the state.

DED accepted public comment from June 27 through July 11, 2022. Applications opened on September 28. To apply, click here.

To prepare for the launch of the application, DED has made revisions to the Community Revitalization Grant Program's final guidelines.

Updates:

  • The application close date is now 11:59 p.m., Central Time, on November 30, 2022
  • Previously listed, any costs incurred prior to the date of the award to Applicant has now been changed to any costs incurred prior to March 3, 2021, are now listed as ineligible costs
  • Impacted industries have been added as an eligible beneficiary class

COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION GRANT - $100M

Fund that encourages strategic investment to revitalize communities and spur economic recovery and growth by supporting local projects in areas such as tourism, downtown development, and blight mitigation.

    Program Description

    The Community Revitalization Grant Program encourages strategic investment to recover from the negative economic impacts of COVID-19, revitalizing communities and spurring economic recovery and growth throughout the state. 

    Details

    Total allocation: $100,000,000

    Application launch date: September 28, 2022

    Application close date: November 30, 2022

    Award date: To be announced

    Eligibility

    To be announced

    Requirements

    To be announced

    Funding Structure

    To be announced

    INDUSTRIAL SITE DEVELOPMENT - $75M

    Supports critical business expansion and recruitment efforts through the development of local industrial sites throughout the state.

    Program Description

    The Industrial Site Development Grant supports critical business expansion and recruitment efforts through the development of local industrial sites throughout the state.

    Details

    Total allocation: $75,000,000 ($50,000,000 for projects 1,000 or more contiguous acres in size & $25,000,000 for projects under 1,000 contiguous acres in size)

    Application launch date: To be announced

    Application close date: To be announced

    Award date: To be announced

    Eligibility

    To be announced

    Requirements

    To be announced

    Funding Structure

    To be announced

    SMALL BUSINESS GRANT - $10M

    Grants to small businesses to create resiliency and help accelerate their ongoing recovery, including specific support for minority and women-owned businesses.

    Program Description

    The Small Business Grant Program provides assistance to small businesses through reimbursements for expenses resulting from the negative economic impacts experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic from March 3, 2021 through the application date.

    Details

    Total allocation: $10,000,000

    Application launch date: To be announced

    Application close date: To be announced

    Award date: To be announced

    Eligibility

    To be announced

    Requirements

    To be announced

    Funding Structure

    To be announced

    NONPROFIT GRANT - $7.5M

    Fund to support nonprofits facing economic hardships from COVID or nonprofits providing assistance identified as an eligible ARPA expense. 

    Program Description

    The Nonprofit Grant Program will support nonprofits that have faced significant challenges due to the pandemic’s increased demand for services and changing operational needs, as well as declines in revenue sources such as donations and fees.

    Details

    Total allocation: $7,500,000

    Application launch date: To be announced

    Application close date: To be announced

    Award date: To be announced

    Eligibility

    To be announced

    Requirements

    To be announced

    Funding Structure

    To be announced

    If you're in need of translation services, please contact grants@ded.mo.gov or call us at 573-526-1028.