As Missouri begins to re-open the state under the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan set out by Governor Michael Parson, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations' (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security (DES) announces new unemployment numbers as well as resources to help businesses and workers return to work.
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With eight new grants awarded to nonprofits supporting vulnerable citizens during the coronavirus pandemic, discretionary grantmaking by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for COVID-19 response now exceeds $600,000.
Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft unveiled the 2019-2020 Official Manual, also called the “Blue Book.” Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, Ashcroft asked female legislators to provide their thoughts on the significance of the amendment.
During Wednesday’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Parson announced that Missouri will receive $66 million for child care assistance and $1.5 million for food banks under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The public is invited to participate in a variety of free, virtual programs being offered by the State Historical Society of Missouri. Presentations include how to access and preserve digital archives for genealogy and other research. Staff archivists will explore how communities in Missouri responded to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic using primary and secondary sources.
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- Department of Social Services announces more child care assistance for low-income families and child care providers
- Governor highlights importance of supporting Missouri businesses, safely re-engaging in economy
- Governor announces distribution of federal CARES Act funds to local governments
- Bill would allow some with COVID-19 concerns to vote absentee