State and Regional News

Governor announces $1 million ‘Missouri Blue Scholarship fund to assist law enforcement academy recruits in Missouri

                 Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of the $1 million “Missouri Blue Scholarship” fund to help attract more Missourians to law enforcement careers and address officer shortages in law enforcement agencies across Missouri. The Missouri Blue Scholarship pays $5,000 toward the cost of a Missouri resident attending a law enforcement academy in the state. Missouri Blue Scholarships are now available and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Treasurer encourages Missourians to help return unclaimed military medals

As Veterans Day approaches, Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is asking Missourians to help return unclaimed military medals and insignia held as Unclaimed Property. The Treasurer’s Office currently holds 288 military medals and insignia including six purple hearts, four bronze stars, and more than 110 other service medals.

State of Missouri announces grant program to assist local law enforcement, fire service and EMS agencies

The Missouri Department of Public Safety today announced the availability of up to $20,000 in grant funding opportunities for local law enforcement, fire service and EMS agencies. The department encouraged interested agencies to act swiftly as the deadline to apply for the grants is Dec. 5, 2022. A total of $30 million in grant funding is available, $10 million for each public safety discipline.

Governor Parson to embark on trade mission

From November 10 - 20, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel to Israel, the United Arab Emirates (the UAE), and Greece for their fourth international Trade Mission. Israel, the UAE, and Greece are existing trade partners for Missouri, with $126 million, $77 million, and $12 million in exports in 2021, respectively.

Missouri Winter Weather Preparedness Week is Nov. 7–11

Missourians should not be fooled by this week’s daily high temperatures climbing into the 70s; winter, and the snow, sleet and ice that come with it, are right around the corner! That's why the National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and Missouri's local emergency managers are teaming up to promote Nov. 7 to 11 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Missouri.