Governor Mike Parson recently announced a new Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Grant that could provide up to $22 million for Missouri nonprofits assisting communities in response to COVID-19.
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As part of the state’s Return Strong efforts to help Missourians skill up and get back to work, the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development is hosting two virtual job fairs. The first job fair will be this Wednesday, July 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the second will take place Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Missouri Job Centers continue to open across the state to help displaced workers find meaningful employment. The Independence Job Center and Kansas City’s Northland and Full Employment Council (FEC) Job Centers opened Wednesday, July 22, by appointment only.
Last week, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) officially released its “Guidelines and Recommendations for Opening Sports/Activities” for the 2020-21 school year. Local school districts are now reviewing the “requirements and suggestions” on how students can safely put students back into competitions.
On Thursday, Governor Mike Parson announced new resources as part of the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, including the Show Me Strong Pledge, Business Recovery Lab, and $15 million in grant funding to help rebuild Missouri’s tourism industry.