News Release 01/19

January 23, 2019

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Marceline IDA Business Improvement Grant Program


Marceline, MO - 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.  The 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 Street USA.


“This 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.””


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, MIDA's grant is $1,000 and the business will be responsible for $1,200.


The grant 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 following link: Grant Guidlines-Application.pdf

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Media contact information:

Darrell Gardner

Executive Director, Marceline IDA

Phone:  (660) 376-2000