State and Regional News

MOCASA thanks Governor Parsons and legislature for budget increase

                  The Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (MOCASA) was thrilled to learn that its recent proposed budget increase had passed through the House, Senate, and the Governor’s Office on June 30.

Board of Directors of the Missouri Silver Haired Legislature meets in Jefferson City

                  Missouri’s Silver Haired Legislature (SHL) was founded in1973, the first in the nation after the Older Americans Act was amended to include advocacy groups. 

ECC awarded $100,000 through the Metallica Scholars Initiative

                  East Central College was selected from a competitive field of community colleges across the country to receive $100,000 to transform the future of students in the community.

CFO opens grantmaking programs

                 The Community Foundation of the Ozarks opens its 2022–23 competitive grant rounds today with about $2.4 million available for eligible nonprofit, civic, educational and faith-based organizations across central and southern Missouri.

Missouri Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders focuses on a “Roadmap” for all Missourians with Autism

The new Missouri Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders began meeting in January 2022 with a renewed focus on its mission and to produce an “Autism Roadmap for Missouri” to cover the lifespan of every person living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).