Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments


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The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments is a regional organization offering a variety of programming, products and services, both on the municipal and regional level, to our member governments. We serve 40 towns in Atchison, Holt, Gentry, Nodaway, and Worth Counties in Northwest Missouri.

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Regional Council to Host Missouri Community Betterment Regional Meeting
The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments will partner with Missouri Community Betterment to host an informational meeting on Monday, April 28, 2014 for communities in Atchison, Holt, Gentry, Nodaway and Worth counties. This educational meeting is open to any community representative within the five counties that would like to learn more about involvement in Missouri Community Betterment and hear from local and state experts on how to make improvements in their community.
Click here for the meeting agenda and registration form.

Outdoor Recreation Projects Grants Available
All local governments and public school districts are eligible for the federally-funded Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to assist in financing outdoor recreation projects. Funds are made available through the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service. Projects can be for the development or renovation of outdoor recreational facilities, or for acquisition of park land. A 55 percent match is required. In Missouri, the Department of Natural Resources administers the LWCF grant program. The application is available online (click to go to website) or by writing to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri State Parks, Grants Management Section, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Applications must be postmarked by April 28, 2014. An estimated $600,000 is expected to be awarded in the fiscal year 2014 cycle.

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Missouri Livable Streets
The Missouri Livable Streets program works to ensure that communities have flexible policies in place so that all Missourians have access to safe transportation options. For more information click here and register using the form at the bottom of the document if you are interested.

Broadband Ag and Health Care Report
NWMORCOG recently completed a broadband planning effort on behalf of the State of Missouri and the MoBroadbandNow initiative. The focus for 2013 was on the agriculture and health industries in our five-county region. A report summarizing this effort is available in the Documents section above. Questions or comments pertaining to the report or the MoBroadbandNow initiative should be directed to Arnie Kreek at 660-582-5121 or

NW Missouri Recycles Survey Launched
Please take the survey here: We want everyone's opinion! It takes less than 5 minutes to complete, and you will be doing your part to help your community leaders develop an effective recycling plan to support good environmental stewardship!

Maryville, MO, December 2013: The NW Missouri Recycles survey begins on December 16, 2013. The survey, sponsored by a grant from the USDA Rural Utilities Solid Waste Management Program is available to all residents of Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth Counties. It will be available on-line through the Regional Council website and in print at the Regional Council office and offices of the County and City Clerks. To date, the following communities have endorsed the program: County Commissioners of all five counties, and the cities of Clearmont, Hopkins, King City, Maryville, Mound City, Oregon, Pickering, Skidmore, and Tarkio. It's not too late to get involved. Please call Linda Laderoute at the Regional Council (660)-582-5121 to find out more about the project.

USDA Rural Development Awards Solid Waste Management Program Grant to Regional Council
Grant will fund recycling survey and development of local recycling plans. Maryville, MO, November 2013: Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments received a USDA Rural Development, Solid Waste Management Technical Assistance Grant for $21,500 to provide assistance to rural communities to reduce recyclables going into the solid waste stream through a survey and local recycling plan development. A recycling survey will be conducted in our five-county region to gather data about recycling infrastructure and resident’s attitudes toward recycling activities. Cities with populations of 500 or more that participate in the survey will be eligible to receive technical assistance for the development of recycling plans. Grants to assist with implementation of the local plans may be available through the Northwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District grant program. The USDA-funded project will begin immediately. The survey is scheduled to be available to residents from mid-December until mid-March. It will be available on-line on the Regional Council website and in print at the Regional Council office and offices of the county and city clerks. On Earth Day, April 22, 2014, the participating communities will gather to celebrate Earth Day and begin the recycling plan development process facilitated by the survey results and a Recycling Plan Tool Kit. The project is scheduled for completion by September 30, 2014.

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