UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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February 08, 2016

MO Department of Agriculture Adds New USDA Grant for Crop Growers/Processors

The Missouri Department of Agriculture received a sub grant from a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant and have cost-share funds available to Missouri specialty crop growers/processors to assist with the costs of Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) Certification.  The following links will direct you to the specific program on the department’s website.

The GAP/GHP Certification Cost-Share application materials have been posted to the department website:

A link is also available on the Financial Assistance Page:

The department has also posted the “Farmers’ Market Promotion Matching Grant Program” located at and

The program provides a matching grant up to $1,000 for reimbursement of expenses associated with a Missouri Farmers’ Markets promotional program.  Applications are due March 1 for review with award announcements occurring in mid-March.

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