The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.
The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (Pub. L. 116-20), which provided EDA with $600 million in additional funds for disaster relief and recovery for major disasters in 2018 and tornados and floods occurring in 2019. Please visit EDA's Disaster Supplemental webpage for more information.
The EDA will invest $1,500,000 to support the City of Jefferson with infrastructure projects at the Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) Redevelopment Site. Once completed, the investment will create sites for new businesses, spur job creation, and advance economic resiliency throughout the region. This project will create 67 jobs and will leverage $27.8 million in private investment.
Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment Master Plan
EDA Grant Application
Grant Award Acceptance Presentation
Recreational Trails Program Grant (RTP)
In Missouri, RTP grants are open to local and state governments, school districts, non-profit and for-profit organizations. Missouri receives between $1 and $1.5 million per fiscal year. The maximum amount awarded is $250,000 for trail projects. Sponsors must have a minimum 20% match. Projects must be open to the public.
Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grants | Missouri State Parks (mostateparks.com)
Jackson Street Connector - Details of Greenway Extension
Current Greenway System