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Other Upcoming Events

Dec. 25, Regional Council and Missouri Career Center Closed
Dec. 26, Regional Council Closed
Jan. 1, Regional Council and Missouri Career Center Closed
Jan. 8, Great Northwest Wholesale Water Commission Meeting, Cameron City Hall, 2 p.m.
Jan. 14, Solid Waste District Executive Meeting, Regional Council, 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 19, Regional Council and Missouri Career Center Closed
Jan. 22, Regional Council Board of Directors Meeting, Regional Council, 7 p.m.
Jan. 23, CDBG 2015 Grant Workshop, Lager Building in Trenton, 9 a.m.
Feb. 3 & 4, Great Northwest Day at the Capital, Jefferson City


Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grants Workshop 

Federal funding availability for LWCF grants varies each year; in recent years the maximum amount awarded per project sponsor has been $75,000 with minimum 55 percent match.  FY 2015 grant applications will be available starting Jan. 5, 2015. The submission deadline for the application will be March 31, 2015. To register for a workshop, click on the link below to send an e-mail. Make sure to include your name, organization name, phone number and e-mail address. You can also register by calling 573-751-5374.  Grants are open to any local government, city and county, and public school.  Click the link for more information: http://mostateparks.com/page/61215/land-and-water-conservation-fund-lwcf-grants


2015 Non-Playground and Playground Scrap Tire Material Grant Cycle is Open

The Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) is announcing its annual 2015 Non-playground & Playground Scrap Tire Material Grant cycle. Participation information and dates for application submissions are noted on the attachment to this email.  Please review the application instruction documents (PUB2425 & 2426) as they provide the scoring criteria and associated points by which applications are ranked and the grants awarded.  Additional information regarding the grant cycle can be found at: http://dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/tires/tirefinassistance.htm


Worth County R-III Composting Feasibility Study, Waste Assessment Complete

Students at Worth County R-III spent the first week in December conducting a cafeteria Waste Assessment.  The purpose of the project was to collect data for the Composting Feasibility Study.  Prior to beginning the assessment the high school students educated the elementary student as to what to expect during the week of the Waste Assessment.  Each day of the week the students from all grade levels sorted out recycling, food waste and trash into separate containers when they were finished with their lunch.  The next step in the study is to evaluate the Waste Assessment and consider how to compost the food waste. The students will evaluate different compost methods that might be feasible for the school to use to turn the food waste into usable compost. The students plan to have the analysis done by early February.


National Disaster Resilience Competition-Notice of Funding Availability 

Missouri is one of 67 eligible applicants nationwide who may apply for funding under HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). The Department of Economic Development (DED) may make only one application under the NOFA, however, there is no limit to the number of projects that DED may entertain under that single application. The competition makes available more than $800 million dollars to support projects which “apply science-based and forward-looking risk analysis to address recovery, resilience, and revitalization needs”. The goals include “providing resources to help communities plan and implement disaster recovery that makes them more resilient to future threats while improving quality of life and making communities more resilient to economic stresses or other shocks”.  For more information, please see the attached pdf titled: Memorandum NDRC Final 12-2-14.  If you have a project idea, please contact Chance Long to discuss the process of submitting a proposal in the state of Missouri.   


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We are a regional organization offering a variety of programming, products and services, both on the municipal and regional level, to our member governments. We serve 40 towns in Atchison, Holt, Gentry, Nodaway, and Worth counties in northwest Missouri.

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Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments
114 W. Third St. | Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: (660) 582-5121     |     Fax: (660) 582-7264