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Posted April 16, 2015

Missouri Preschool Program Grant
The Early Learning Section has opened the competitive grant process for the Missouri Preschool Program (MPP) for FY16MPP is a way to provide or expand quality early childhood experiences within school districts. Districts may apply for multiple site awards based on population and availability of funds. It is recommended that interested applicants attend the pre-award conference on April 20. Pre-registration for the pre-award conference is not required. 

Survey for Teachers
Attention Teachers: The Department needs your feedback on the Top 10 by 20 initiative. We would appreciate your help. Please complete this 16-question survey by May 8.  The survey is anonymous, and the information we gather will help determine how we move forward with the Top 10 by 20 initiative.

54th Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators
Save the Date! The 54th Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators will be held July 26-28 at the Holiday Inn Expo Center in Columbia. Registration and conference information will be coming soon.

Low Interest Loans for Community-led Energy Efficiency Projects
The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Energy is accepting loan applications through June 30. Low-interest loan between $10,000 and $750,000 are available for public schools and other public entities throughout the state for energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. Loans are awarded on a competitive basis. The awarded projects provide much needed improvements to facilities, encourage the use of green technology, reduce greenhouse gases and help create jobs and stimulate local economies.

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