CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
The federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.
Cities and towns short on extra cash could get state help to improve street safety and other infrastructure issues.
The city of St. Louis spent $77,000 in taxpayer money to hold public hearings on the issue—but only 103 people showed up.
Fire Chief Jason Blackman says they are victims of grant money, about to run out.
Three high schools in the St. Louis area will share $1.3 million in grants to establish innovation programs.
Besides grant, each company get affordable office space and business mentoring.