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Governor Parson Adds New Small Business Resources
Posted on Thursday July 23, 2020
Governor Parson adds new help and resources for small businesses

With COVID-19 still looming, it is vital that our small businesses, those feeling an immense economic hit from the virus, have the resources and support needed in these uncertain times.

Governor Parson recently released new programs to hopefully help with costs in business interruptions and to become more resilient and adapt to COVID-19 obstacles.  Below is a list compiled of some of the newest programs.  As always, please monitor the  Show Me Strong Recovery Plan website for up to date information and resources as it changes daily. 

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Small Business Grant Program - $30 Million

This program was designed to provide relief to small businesses and family-owned farms for reimbursement of costs of business interruption caused by required closures due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

PPE Production Grant Program - $20 Million
This program provides grant funding to manufacturers, nonprofit organizations, and other entities to reimburse certain costs for retooling existing facilities by purchasing necessary equipment and services to manufacture critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in Missouri. This grant funding will assist entities with creating new business while contributing to the fight against the current COVID-19 public health emergency.

Broadband  - Nearly $50 Million
Relief funds to aid in broadband expansion and COVID-19 response in the areas of emergency broadband investment, telehealth, libraries, K-12 distance learning, higher education distance learning and broadband technical assistance request.

Destination Marketing Organization Grant Program - $15 Million

Through this program, $15 million in CARES Act funding will be designated for destination marketing organizations (DMOs), entities that promote Missouri as a great place to visit. The funds will be administered by the Missouri Division of Tourism and will grant eligible DMOs funding for recovery efforts such as payroll relief, reimbursement for necessary safety equipment, and the initiation of marketing campaigns with messaging focused on safe travel. Eligible DMOs must have participated in the Division’s Cooperative Marketing Program in FY19, FY20, or both.

Show Me Recovery Lab
The Missouri Recovery Lab is a new online platform designed to assist businesses as they work to become more resilient and adapt to COVID-19 disruptions. It features industry specific best practices, instructional videos, and a resource directory which can be used by businesses, communities, or citizens in search of financial assistance, health and safety information, job placement, and more. It also features a peer-to-peer forum where business leaders can ask questions of the community and share best practices. 

Coworker and Incubator Grant Program 
The purpose of the Coworking and Incubator Grant Program (the "Program") administered by the Missouri Technology Corporation (the "MTC") is to provide grants to reimburse qualifying costs incurred by Missouri’s coworking and incubator facilities in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency in order to ensure that they can safely continue offering their important services to the State’s entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

NonProfit Relief and Recovery Program
The Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Program was created to support Missouri nonprofit organizations in meeting critical and emergent needs resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency and in building organizational capacity for recovery.  The State of Missouri will make available $22 million in grant funds through the CARES Act* for eligible Missouri nonprofits directly impacted by the pandemic.




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