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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 7, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Missouri, we recommend that you visit the state’s Show Me Strong COVID-19 portal, which includes information for businesses and a resource directory.”

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Description of Program and Relief

CARES Act Coworking and Incubator Grant Program

Description of Program and Relief

The Department of Economic Development, under the CARES Act, established the Coworking and Incubator Grant Program providing grants to participating Missouri based Coworking and Incubator facilities to cover costs associated with COVID-19 related expenses. The State of Missouri will provide $1 million in grant funds for eligible non-profit corporations and University-sponsored coworking and incubator facilities.

The grants will be administered by the Missouri Technology Corporation and will allow coworking and incubator facilities to perform necessary infrastructure updates in compliance with current COVID-19 emergency related public health guidelines such as social distancing, sanitation, and personal protective equity ("PPE") requirements. Applications will be evaluated based upon their financial need and ability to use the funds efficiently, the proposed use of the funds, and anticipated economic impact on the community.

Applications are due August 17, 2020.

Government or Lead Agency

Department of Economic Development

Dates Available

Applications opened July 22 and must be submitted by August 17, 2020. All applications will be reviewed simultaneously between August 18 – September 18, 2020. Grants will be awarded from September 21 to October 2.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Missouri based applicants must be organized as 501(c)(3) nonprofits or be University-Associated organizations, operating spaces since at least March 1, 2019 that encourage economic development such as coworking facilities, incubators or event spaces.

COVID-19 related improvement costs must have been incurred or be expected to be incurred between March 1, 2020, and November 15, 2020.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

August 17, 2020

Contact for More Information

All questions regarding the program can be submitted by email to the following addresses:

Application & Technical Issues:

Eligibility Questions:

List of Additional Information

For more information, click here.

An application can be found here.

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