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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

PPE Production Grant Program

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has established the PPE Production Grant Program, which uses $20 million in funding under the CARES Act to foster increased manufacturing of personal protective equipment (PPE).

The PPE Production Grant Program awards grants to manufacturers which shift their manufacturing infrastructure to the production of PPE. The grants assist eligible businesses with up to $500,000 in funds to offset the costs of retrofitting machinery and hiring additional personnel to produce PPE. Manufacturers can use grant funds to retrofit, upgrade, or purchase equipment, as well as expand facilities. Twenty percent of funding may be set aside for nonprofit organizations and manufacturers with less than 25 employees.

Government or Lead Agency

Department of Economic Development

Dates Available

July 14, 2020 – December 1, 2020

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

The program is available to Missouri based businesses of three years or more, that have 500 full-time employees or less and incurred eligible PPE costs between March 1, 2020 and December 1, 2020.

Funding is applied in two tiers. Tier 1 funding is capped at $500,000 per facility for the production of items such as N95 respirators and testing swabs. Tier 2 category production, such as surgical masks, boot covers, and biohazard bags, provides up to $300,000 per facility. A complete list of production items is listed here.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

December 1, 2020

Contact for More Information

All questions regarding the program can be submitted by email to Melanie Wankum at

List of Additional Information

For more information click here.

A link to download an application can be found here.

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