$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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Need to complete the 2020 census? The clock is ticking.

The 2020 Census will end in just over a month on Sept. 30. Because of the shortened deadline, local leaders are encouraging residents across the region to respond now or risk losing federal dollars for vital community services. “We cannot understate the importance of getting a complete and accurate count of Kansas City residents,” said […]

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Donations now being accepted in fight against COVID-19

AmeriCorps St. Louis, United Way 211 and MARC have teamed up with emergency service providers and community organizations across the Kansas City region to collect personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, baby items and other supplies to continue the fight against COVID-19. Donated items will be used to help protect health care workers and support […]

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Census 2020: How you can help

With only 50 days remaining until Census Day on April 1, 2020, local government and community leaders are ramping up efforts to increase awareness that completing the census is safe, easy and important.   MARC and members of Kansas City Regional Complete Count Committee are partnering with representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau to offer […]

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Summit focuses on affordable housing challenges

Members of the First Suburbs Coalition, regional stakeholders and national experts attended a regional housing summit in Gladstone, Missouri, on July 19 to discuss workforce housing challenges and their impact on economic development in first-tier suburbs. The summit was the capstone event of a National League of Cities (NLC) Pilot Project launched in March. The […]

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911 Day at the K

On July 26, telecommunicators, dispatchers, public safety personnel and their families from across the Kansas City region attended 911 Day at the K.  Attendees watched the Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians and enjoyed summer fireworks after the game. Hosted by MARC, 911 Day at the K is a fun, family event honoring […]

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Census Day 2020 is coming!

With Census Day 2020 less than a year away, local governments across the Kansas City region are ramping up efforts to ensure a complete and accurate count. Elected officials are working with community-based organizations and business representatives, faith-based leaders, school officials and others to educate residents about the census and why it’s important to their […]

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2019 OPA Award Recipients

911 calltakers and emergency dispatchers honored for role in keeping communities safe

In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week, more than 400 emergency dispatchers and 911 calltakers from across the region enjoyed an evening of great food and good company at this year’s Telecommunications Appreciation Celebration and Outstanding Performance Awards. The annual event, which recognizes the critical role telecommunicators play in keeping our communities safe, took […]

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