Continuing Education

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.

Adult Education and Literacy Services

Mo Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education
$355,000
7/1/2015-6/30/2016
Project Director: Allan St. John

The Missouri Training Institute will provide a variety of high quality professional development activities for AEL (Adult Education and Literacy) directors, teachers and staff in order that they may become more effective educators of adults

Enhanced Leadership Development Academy

Mo Dept of Health and Senior Svs
$220,000
11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016
Project Director: Shirley Farrah

MU's Nursing Extension Program will provide the Enhanced Leadership Development Academy to those registered nurses working in Missouri's nursing homes.  The goal of the academy is to strengthen the leadership capacity, improve nurse retention and quality of care in long term care facilities. 

Healthcare Associated Infection Education Statewide Training

Mo Dept of Health and Senior Services
$300,000
11/1/2015 - 1/31/2018
Project Director: Shirley Farrah

MU's Nursing Extension Program will present culture of safety and basic infection control practice training for healthcare providers.  Training will be provided in long-term care and ambulatory care settings throughout Missouri.

Healthcare Associated Infection Education

Mo Dept of Health and Senior Services
$55,000
11/1/2015 - 1/31/2018
Project Director: Shirley Farrah

MU's Nursing Extension Program will present a one-day, multi-disciplinary antibiotic stewardship conference for healthcare providers. In addition, the nursing program wil update the infection control website,

Technical Rescue Training Prop and Support Equipment

US Dept of Homeland Security
$243,826
7/23/2015 - 7/22/2016
Project Director: David Hedrick

Extension’s Fire Rescue Training Institute has determined that exterior and dumpster fire situations are increasingly more prevalent in fire department response.  Safe, realistic skills training in these areas are essential to protect firefighters and the community.  MU's FRTI will purchase a Mobile Fire Training Simulator System designed to provide specialized training in fire scenarios involving vehicles, dumpsters/trash receptacle, liquid spills, and gas meters.

FY16 Interface Conference

Mo Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education
$135,000
7/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
Project Director: Jewell Coffman

The University of Missouri Extension Conference Office will provide professional and technical assistance with all phases of the 2016 Interface Conferences.

Methamphetamine Health and Safety Training

Mo Dept of Natural Resources
$97,600
10/2/2015 - 10/1/2016
Project Director: Kevin Zumwalt

Extension's Fire and Rescue Training Institute will provide training and consulting services on the topic of methamphetamine health and safety to educate law enforcement officers on the identification, management, disposal, and safety concerns of clandestine drug lab chemicals.

SEMA Annual Training Contract FY16

State Emergency Management Agency
$60,000
7/1/2015-6/30/2016
Project Director: David Hedrick

MU Extension's Fire Rescue Training Institute will provide emergency management courses to emergency personnel across Missouri

Scholarship Program for the National Animal Cruelty Investigations

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
$50,000
7/1/2015-6/30/2016
Project Director: John Worden

Extension’s Law Enforcement Training Institute will provide partial scholarships for eligible applicants to attend the National Animal Cruelty Investigations School.

Safety Training for Emergency Responders

Mo Dept of Transportation
$47,700
10/01/2015 - 9/30/2016
Project Director: David Hedrick

MU Extension's Fire and Rescue Training Institute will schedule training courses on emergency vehicle safety, traffic control for first responders, and vehicle rescue for technician. The courses will be offered to fire and rescue organizations within Missouri.

FY16 NFA State Fire Training Systems Grant

U.S. Dept of Homeland Security
$20,000
9/30/2015 - 9/29/2016
Project Director: David Hedrick

This grant will support the activities related to the delivery of NFA Hand-Off Courses and Endorsement Courses to the firefighters and fire departments of the State of Missouri to provide them with the necessary training and education to competently perform their duties of protecting life and property.