Development Authority of the City of Marceline, Missouri announced they would be
providing a 50/50 matching grant program to Marceline businesses to make
improvements again this year. Richard Switzer, Executive Director of the IDA
announced the grant would be eligible to all commercial businesses in Marceline
and all commercial building owners. Switzer said the total grant money available
for this Business Grant Program would be $10,000.00 in the 2022 grant cycle.
The IDA Business
Improvement Grant Program will open on March 1, 2022 and applications may be
made through April 2, 2022. The Guidelines / Application is available online
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, IDA’s reimbursed grant is $600
and the business will provide $600 of their funds. If a total project cost is
$2,200, IDA'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, c/o Marceline IDA Grant Committee, P.O. Box 332,
Marceline, MO 64658 prior to April 2, 2021. Applications must be postmarked on /
after March 1, 2022 in ordered to be considered. 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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