US (MO): Nichols Career Center to receive $400,000 for greenhouse

Nichols Career Center is set to receive up to $400,000 from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, which it plans to put toward the cost of a building trades building and a greenhouse.

The money comes from the Missouri's Area Career Center Opportunity Grant program, whose funds come from the American Rescue Plan Act, according to a recent announcement.

The funds are to be used for: creating new programs; building new facilities; renovating or adding to facilities; updating current programs; dealing with safety and equipment needs; and upgrading equipment and technology.

"We are extremely excited about receiving this grant and the opportunities that it will bring to our students at Nichols Career Center," said Cody Bashore, Nichols Career Center director.

"The Jefferson City School District has included plans to fund additional space for expanded programming in a bond issue, which will be on the ballot this April," he said. "If approved by voters, we plan on using most of this money to work in conjunction with the bond funds to build an exterior shop and classroom for our building trades program and a greenhouse for our agriculture education program."

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