$3 million grant to help increase affordable housing across the Kansas City region

New Community Project Funding (CPF) will help increase access to affordable housing options for individuals and families throughout the Kansas City region. Recently announced by U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO), the $3 million grant will help: increase affordable housing production. provide resources for homeownership education, down payment assistance and minor home repairs. support creation […]

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Celebrate Earth Day around the region

Earth Day is on Friday and we hope you join us in taking steps to protect the environment—this week and every week.   Visit RecycleSpot.org to learn about ways you can take action and find details for more than 20 local green events. What can I do to celebrate? The KC Regional Climate Action Plan […]

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Peculiar recognized as a Community for All Ages

On Friday, April 15, at the First Suburbs Coalition meeting, the Mid-America Regional Council honored Peculiar, Missouri, for becoming more age friendly. Peculiar earned Silver Level status in the Communities for All Ages recognition program, which required conducting a self-assessment of age-friendly policies and actions. “The city of Peculiar is honored to receive the Silver […]

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the March 2022 MARC Board of Directors and Budget and Personnel meetings.

Updates and outcomes from MARC’s March Board meetings

Thanks to everyone who joined the MARC Board of Directors and Budget and Personnel Committee meetings on March 22. We’re sharing selected highlights from the meetings for your awareness and use in regional conversations. The MARC Board heard a variety of updates, including reports on: COVID-19: Cases and hospitalizations continue to decline in the Kansas […]

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The City Market sign welcomes visitors.

Updates and outcomes from MARC’s February Board meetings

Thanks to everyone who joined the MARC Board of Directors and Budget and Personnel Committee meetings on Feb. 22. We’re sharing selected highlights from the meetings for your awareness and use in regional conversations. The MARC Board heard a variety of updates, including reports on: Eviction prevention initiative: Exacerbated by the pandemic, the region has […]

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EPA recognizes Solid Waste Management District for promoting sustainable food management

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has recognized the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Solid Waste Management District for its notable achievements and innovations in the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge in 2021. The MARC Solid Waste Management District’s outreach efforts addressing food waste include maintaining a food waste prevention webpage, as well as presentations […]

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