Tag Archives: Grant

Added Volume Has City Seeking Another Expansion for Recycling Program

With a significant increase in aluminum and plastic bottle volume, the City of Memphis Recycling Center is once again pursuing grant funding to expand the operation. At the December 6th meeting of the Memphis City Council, the Board of Aldermen authorized a grant application to the Northeast Missouri Solid Waste Management District. The local recycling […]

Briggs Smith Memorial Airport Pursuing Runway Reconstruction Project for 2020

With deteriorating surface conditions on the existing runway, a new landing surface has become a top priority for the Briggs Smith Memorial Airport west of Memphis. The City of Memphis is currently working to secure federal funding that would allow the construction of a new runway at the facility, possibly as soon as 2020. Through […]

Scotland County R-1 Wins $25,000 Grant for Greenhouse From Monsanto Fund

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education called on local farmers to help nominate rural schools to receive nearly $2.3 million in grants to enhance their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Local farmers answered the call, and the Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, has recognized Scotland […]

Memphis Volunteer Firefighters Awarded Federal Grant for New Gear  

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announced $12,600 in federal funding has been awarded to the Memphis Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of 12 sets of new gear. “Ensuring our first responders have the very best equipment is essential—it saves lives and protects the brave men and women who sacrifice so much to keep our communities […]

MDC Partners With City Of Memphis to Develop New Archery Range

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has entered an agreement with the City of Memphis to help fund the development of a new archery range at the Memphis Reservoir. MDC currently manages rifle and shotgun shooting ranges, as well as the fishery at Lake Show-Me, just west of Memphis. The new agreement allows the city […]

Grant Funding Helping to Enhance Memphis Recycling Program

Another round of grant funding from the Northeast Missouri Solid Waste Management District is helping enhance the City of Memphis’s recycling program. Earlier this month the city council approved a contract with Memphis Lumber for the construction of a new 20×28 post frame building and a 18×53 lean-to to be added to the existing recycling […]

Community Health Initiative Seeking Grant Funding for All-Weather Track at School

The recent failure of Proposition 2 at the polls has sent the Scotland County R-I School Board back to the drawing board on pursuit of alternative funding opportunities to improve the district’s facilities. The SCR-I District recently announced it has renewed efforts to secure grant funding for an all-weather track that would serve the Tigers […]

City Continuing Pursuit of Grant Funding for Building Demolitions

The City of Memphis will be entering its third attempt to secure federal funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to help fund the demolition and removal of dilapidated buildings in the community. The City of Memphis will be submitting an application in February 2016 to the CDBG Demolition program to obtain funds […]

SCR-I Loses Funding Option for Early Childhood Center

The Scotland County R-I School District likely will have to go back to the drawing board once again in the effort to create an early childhood learning center. Last week the SCR-I Board of Education rescinded an action to place a $0.10 cent levy increase on the August ballot. Just a day after unanimously approving […]

Lack of Grant Funding Derails Plan for SCR-I Early Childhood Center

A shortfall in state and federal funding made a proposal for a local tax levy extremely short lived. At the May 12th meeting of the Scotland County R-I Board of Education, the board voted 7-0 to pursue a $0.10 tax levy increase to help fund construction of an Early Childhood Center. The following day, the […]