Business Recovery Programs

These programs are here to help Missouri’s businesses, communities, and citizens recover strong. 
Learn more about these new programs and how to apply below.  

Broadband

Nearly $50 million in relief funds to aid in broadband expansion and COVID-19 response in the areas of telehealth, libraries, and education. 

sMALL bUSINESS gRANT pROGRAM

$30 million to provide relief to small businesses and family-owned farms for reimbursement of costs of business interruption due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

PPE Production Grant Program

$20 million to increase production of personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

Guidelines

The Show Me Strong Recovery Plan recommends citizens maintain six feet of social distancing space in most cases. There are certain situations that require additional procedures to protect businesses, communities, and citizens.

It is recommended to implement basic infection prevention measures informed by industry best practices, regarding:

  • Protective equipment;
  • Temperature checks;
  • Testing, isolating, and contact tracing; and
  • Sanitation, including disinfection of common and high-traffic areas (entrances, breakrooms, locations where there is high-frequency employee interaction with the public/customers).

It is recommended businesses continue to:

Modify physical workspaces to maximize and maintain social distancing.

Develop an infectious disease preparedness and response plan, including policies and procedures for workforce contact tracing when an employee tests positive for COVID-19.

Monitor workforce for indicative symptoms. Symptomatic people should not physically return to work until cleared by a medical provider.

Develop, implement, and communicate about workplace flexibilities and protections, including:

  • Encouraging telework whenever possible and feasible with business operations;
  • Returning to work in phases and/or split shifts, if possible;
  • Limiting access to common areas where personnel are likely to congregate and interact; and
  • Ensuring that sick leave policies are flexible and consistent with public health guidance.