The Marceline Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has announced the IDA
Business Improvement Grant Program, a 50/50 matching grant program, open to
Marceline businesses for improvements.
application period for the IDA Business Improvement Grant Program will be open
on February 1, 2019 and applications may be made through April 13, 2019. The
Guidelines / Application is available online
HERE. This document can be saved,
completed and printed at the applicants convenience. Hard copies are also
available at City Hall or at the Downtown Marceline office at 209 North Main
grant is open to all eligible commercial businesses in Marceline and all
commercial building owners.” said Darrell Gardner Executive Director of the IDA.
“The total grant money available for this Business Grant Program would be
$10,000 in the 2019 grant cycle.””
amount will equal up to 50% of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a
maximum of $1,000. For example, if a total project cost is $1,200, IDA’s
reimbursed grant is $600 and the business will provide $600 of their funds. If a
total project cost is $2,200, MIDA's grant is $1,000 and the business will be
responsible for $1,200.
focuses on growing business through new and improved services or additional
employees, increased traffic to businesses through signs and facade enhancement,
and to preserve and beautify businesses. A ranking points system will be used
with brick and mortar, location, time in business and other factors being
considered before grant approval. the use of local contractors and buying
materials locally will also be taken into consideration.
Applications must be mailed to Marceline IDA, 107 N Main Street USA, Marceline,
MO 64658 prior to April 13, 2019. Applications may be approved prior to that
date so first-come-first-served also applies. All applications received will be
considered at the next regularly scheduled IDA meeting on the third Wednesday of
each month. The Guidelines and Application Form can be found at the
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