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
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
1/1/2015 - 3/31/2016
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
8/1/2015- 7/31/2016
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.

Dislocated Worker Program

Missouri Department of Economic Development
7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

The University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program (BDP) has worked with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development (DWD) to address the needs of displaced workers in the state for many years. In response to major layoffs, the Dislocated Worker Program (DWP) (formerly Career Options Program) has assisted Missouri’s Career Centers in presenting educational sessions to dislocated workers as part of Missouri’s rapid response efforts to assist employees with career transitions.  Recent information from the DWD and even in regional media point to a continued need for these services. 

Mo SBTDC Portability - St. Louis

U.S. Small Business Administration
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

The Missouri Small Business Development Centers (MO SBTDC) and St. Louis SBTDC, in partnership with University of Missouri Extension (MU), propose the establishment of an Emergency Response Team to assist the small businesses affected by the civil unrest in St. Louis County and City beginning in August 2014.

Mo Employment and Training Program

Mo Dept of Social Services
10/1/2015 - 11/30/2015
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

Extensions Business Development Program will provide training opportunities for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients, known as the Food Stamp Program in Missouri.  The goal is to enhance the state’s economy by moving more workers from the ranks of those receiving assistance to those who are employed and supporting themselves and their families.

FHWA Regional Surface Transportation

University of Wisconsin - Madison
10/1/2014 - 9/30/2016
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

MU will assist in the development and implementation of a transportation workforce center aimed at facilitating partnerships among key stakeholders, providing resource materials and serving as an information exchange among the transportation, education and workforce/labor communities within the states of Kansas, Missouri, and Ohio.

Mo Building Entrepreneurial Capacity Program

Regional Economic Development Incorporated
9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
Project Manager: Steve Devlin

The University of Missouri (MU) in partnership with Missouri Enterprise will provide outreach efforts to assist the states manufacturers with educational offerings around prototyping.  This SOW includes educational content based upon the client companies own needs.   This partnership primarily includes MU providing assistance to help identify and assist clients to help them create prototype(s) based a current company need to commercialize a product for sale or process use.