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Nonprofit security grants now available

The Regional Homeland Security Law Enforcement Committee is now accepting applications for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). This program provides funding to support target hardening activities for nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack. This program seeks to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts. Also, this program promotes emergency preparedness coordination and collaboration among public and private organizations with state and local government agencies. Applications or investment justifications are due by May 9, 2014. More»

MARC's Annual Review published

In 2013, we celebrated the completion of several multi-year projects funded
by grants from the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Energy, and Housing
and Urban Development. Working with partners across the metro, we’ve made
investments that bring us closer to our vision of a region that is more vibrant,
connected and green. The 2013 Annual Review highlights the connections which have strengthened the success of our region.

HHW shouldn’t go in the trash

A typical home can contain a vast array of household hazardous wastes (HHW). Products like paint, oil, batteries and pesticides shouldn’t be tossed into regular trash. Each year, the MARC Solid Waste Management District hosts a series of HHW collection events in participating communities. Learn how to dispose of your HHW properly» or find an event near you»

MARC recognizes efforts of 9-1-1 professionals 

MARC’s public safety communications program will celebrate the 17th Annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration and Outstanding Performance Awards on Friday, April 18, at the Overland Park Marriott in Overland Park, Kan. This event honors the efforts of telecommunicators in the Kansas City region who play a crucial role in public safety. Awards are presented for excellence in the areas of supervision, critical incident response, training employees or peers, and lifetime achievement. 

Benefits of new salary survey tool

Local governments are challenged to attract and retain qualified employees, often competing with each other and the private sector. Local government salaries are constantly under review and pay plans are periodically updated; as a result, each year local governments are looking for comparative pay data and processing multiple survey requests. To quickly facilitate the survey process and meet today’s needs for easy access to quality data, MARC offers a new web-based salary survey system called Compensation Survey System (CSS). More than 50 local governments participated in 2013 and the number is expected to grow each year. We invite all local governments to take advantage of the benefits.