Community Development

Areas of Focus

  • Leadership development
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Organizational development and nonprofit management
  • Civic engagement
  • Local government assistance
  • Community health issues
  • Facilitation and communications
  • Community and regional food systems

Online Courses

In-Person Courses and Customized Services

Frequently asked questions

How do I start a business in Missouri?
  • The Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Centers and Extension business development specialists provide training and consultation to new and existing businesses.  A good place to start is on this web page:  Starting a business in Missouri: Top resources

How do I start a nonprofit and get 501(c)3 status?

What are grants? How do I know if I can get one?  Where do I find grant makers?

  • Grants can be great, but they aren't "free."  Think of them as a contract between you and someone who has a strong interest in a particular issue.  This fact sheet dispells some of the myths about getting grants. The Truth About Grants (PDF).
  •—search for grants from federal agencies
  • GrantSpace—information and resources for grant-seekers

Ste. Genevieve County Information


Ste. Genevieve County Community Resource Manual

Local Organizations