Development Authority of the City of Marceline, Missouri announced today they
would be providing a 50/50 matching grant program to Marceline businesses to
make improvements again this year. Darrell Gardner Executive Director of the IDA
announced the grant would be eligible to all commercial businesses in Marceline
and all commercial building owners. Gardner said the total grant money available
for this Business Grant Program would be $10,000.00 in the 2020 grant cycle.
The IDA Business
Improvement Grant Program will be opened on February 3, 2020 and applications
may be made through April 10, 2020. The Guidelines / Application is available
HERE. This document can be
saved, completed and printed at the applicant's convenience. Hard copies
are also available at City Hall or at the Downtown Marceline Office at 209 N.
Main Street USA.
The grant 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, MIDA’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.
A ranking points
system will be used with first time recipients, brick and mortar, location, time
in business and other factors being considered before grant approval. Also the
use of local contractors and buying materials locally will be taken into
Applications must be
mailed to Marceline IDA 107 N Main Street USA, Marceline, MO 64658 prior to
April 10, 2020. 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 following link:
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