(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Governor Mike Parson today announced the availability of up to $10 million in grant funding for maintenance and improvements to jails across the state.
“Missouri’s county jails have a key role in our criminal justice system,” Governor Parson said. “This $10 million grant opportunity is to provide support to county jails to ensure facilities are safe and secure for staff, inmates, and visitors. We urge Missouri sheriffs and county jail administrative agencies to consider applying for this funding before the application closes on December 30, 2022.”
Applications for the Missouri County Jail Maintenance and Improvements Grant are only being accepted through the Missouri Department of Public Safety online WebGrants System: https://dpsgrants.dps.mo.gov/index.do.
The grant requires a local match of 50 percent. For example, if the total cost of a project were $100,000, the local recipient would be responsible for $50,000. Local American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds may be utilized for the local match. In-kind matches (soft match) must be directly related to the project and may be retroactive to March 2020. No supplanting is permitted.
Eligible grant expenditures include equipment, supplies, and contractual expenses to support county jail maintenance and improvements.
Grant recipients will be notified of their awards in March 2023. Grant funds must be expended by June 30, 2026. The funding for the jail maintenance and improvements grants is made available through ARPA and was made possible through Missouri House Bill 3020. The Missouri Department of Public Safety is the grant administrator.
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will host the annual Spring Forum, with a discussion on Israel by Dr. Jim Denison and moderated by Mike Huckabee, on April 4. The following day, on April 5, the College will open a rare exhibit of biblical artifacts, INSPIRED Exhibit, that will showcase the history of the Bible and enhance the Forum’s emphasis on Israel.
(Branson, Mo., 3/1/2024) Sound the alarm! The wait is over. Silver Dollar City announces the Grand Opening Celebration for the all-new Fire In The Hole on Saturday, March 30 at 9:45 a.m. The record-breaking, indoor family coaster—the largest in the Heartland—will make a ceremonial trip down the tracks following a ribbon cutting and welcome from Mayor Brad Thomas. The fire-themed festivities also include live performances by The City’s resident firefighting band and a commemorative sticker for all “First Recruit” riders.