Community Development Block Grant funds used to purchase essential ventilators for the State’s COVID-19 response

Together, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, State Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Office of Administration partnered with the Cole County Commission and Missouri Association of Councils of Government to provide Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to purchase 125 ventilators to aid in the statewide response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

WIC program adapted during COVID-19 outbreak

    The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Local agencies continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.