Business and industry grants

University of Missouri Extension works with funding partners to strengthen the economic viability of Missouri and sustain the environment through educational programs and resources.

The grants listed below may cover more than year. The budget figures are the total amount awarded to that grant to date.

Mo Small Business Technology Development Centers

U.S. Small Business Administration
$1,723,228
10/1/13-9/31/2014
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

The Missouri Small Business Development Centers provide high-quality service to the pre-venture and existing small businesses of the state through individual counseling, organized training and development of effective products and processes.  

Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center

U.S. Department of Commerce
$1,329,545
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

Funding will be used to support the Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center. The Center provides market-based investments in domestic manufacturers located in Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas that are adversely impacted by competitions with imports.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Defense Logistics Agency
$453,000
8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

The Missouri Procurement Assistance Center provides marketing and technical assistance to business firms selling their goods and services to the U.S. Department of Defense, other federal agencies and state and local governments. At the same time, this assistance enhances the business climate and economies of communities being served.

Career Options Workshops

Missouri Department of Economic Development
$185,357
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

Offered to dislocated workers, these one or two day workshops include information on: exploration of work values, career interests, transferable skills, resume writing, writing cover letters, job interviewing, completing job applications, networking and job search strategies and methods.

FastTrac NewVenture

Missouri Department of Economic Development
$181,473
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

FastTrac New Venture workshops are practical, hands-on business development programs designed to help entrepreneurs develop the skills needed to create, manage, and grow a successful business. The University of Missouri Business Extension, the Kaufman Foundation, and the Missouri Department of Economic Development will offer this workshop to dislocated workers throughout Missouri.

eXtension Business Management Support

University of Nebraska
$152,924
9/1/2005-12/31/2013
Project Manager: Steve Wyatt

The University of Missouri Extension will serve as a business development consultant, identifying key business areas that need to be addressed to make eXtension a valuable resource for Cooperative Extension and others within the land-grant community.

University of Missouri Extension Pollution Prevention Program

Environmental Protection Agency
$121,649
10/01/2013 - 9/30/2014
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

The Environmental Assistance Center will improve delivery techniques of pollution prevention education and assistance through on-line accredited and continuing education courses, and through strategic collaborations with business groups and educational institutions.

Missouri's State Trade and Export Program

Missouri Department of Economic Development
$100,000
1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

The Missouri Small Business Development Centers will develop and deliver international trade training for 400 economic development professionals.

MoFAST

U.S. Small Business Administration
$100,000
9/29/2012 - 9/29/2013
Project Manager: Max Summers

The MO SBTDC, via its MoFAST program, encourages research and development by small business; provides assistance in tech transfer from universities to private business; assists with the proposal for and performance on SBIR/STTR awards; and encourages commercialization of research supported by SBIR/STTR awards. The MO SBTDC's MoFAST program will use federal funding to enhance an integrated system of outreach, technical assistance, financial support and mentoring.

Take Control of Your Finances Workshop

Missouri Department of Economic Development
$31,857
7/1/2013-6/30/2014
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

Missouri's current unemployment rate is 7.4 percent. The source of income for many laid-off individuals is their monthly unemployment insurance benefits. Missouri Career Centers are seeing more and more clients with financial problems and some on the verge of losing property, filing for bankruptcy or even becoming homeless. Take Control of Your Finances workshops will help participants learn how to track spending and develop a budget; cut expenses; prioritize debts and communicate with creditors; understand COBRA Continuation Health Coverage; avoid debt and credit scams and indentify community resources to help save money.