The money will help Joplin test and cleanup soil that was contaminated with lead and cadmium during the EF-5 tornado that ripped through it.
TAMKO Building Products Inc. said in a lawsuit that Factory Mutual Insurance Company refused to pay for damages after an oil leak in 2008.
The City Council voted Monday night to approve the request to the State Emergency Management Agency, which will forward it to FEMA.
The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they’re increasing their original $15,000 reward to $50,000.
The change to an interstate means eliminating all intersections and cross roads along the 180-mile stretch.
The grants are intended to support initiatives that help close achievement gaps and prepare students for college and careers.
Joplin’s results on the Missouri Assessment Program tests taken last year showed the district’s students dropped in 11 categories.
“As you move to the fall, the chance of fire’s going to increase,” Nixon told reporters this morning. “When the leaves turn brown, they’re easier to burn.”
The donations were made possible by the generosity of fans who donated money to Cardinals Care’s Joplin Recovery fund as part of the Teams Unite for Joplin effort last summer.
Senior Cardinals officials, including manager Mike Matheny and team President Bill DeWitt will roll up their sleeves and help.