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July 1, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Partnership Expansion

Missouri governor Nixon is requesting more federal money to expand a program that serves the developmentally disabled in the state.

Called "Partnership of Hope", it partners with local agencies to provide up to $12,000 in services each year for housing and other needs for the disabled. The governor is wanting to pursue money from the centers for medicare and medicaid services to add another 300 Missouri residents to the program, including those in Grundy and 9 other new counties. Already the "Partnership For Hope" operates in several north Missouri counties, including Buchanan, DeKalb, Gentry, Linn, Mercer and Livingston counties. There's no word on when Missouri will get a response from its request for the expansion funding.