Children's Services Fund of Jackson County
The Board of Directors for the Children’s Services Fund of Jackson County has approved a $30M funding opportunity for 2022 and 2023 in support of programming that promotes mental health and social-emotional well-being for children and youth, aged 19 and younger. This will be a two-year funding opportunity, and the next opportunity for CSF funding will not occur until late spring of 2023.
With this competitive opportunity, the CSF is willing to fund up to two programs per organization. Most awards will be capped at $300,000, with the exception of programs providing transitional living or shelter services, with those awards capped at $350,000. As with previous CSF opportunities, a 25-percent cash match will still be a requirement for each project.
- Letter of Intent Available: April 26, 2021
- Optional Virtual Information Sessions: Organizations seeking funding are strongly encouraged to attend an informational session, which will be conducted virtually.
Information Session dates and times are:
- Tuesday, May 4, 2021: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, May 5, 2021: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 12, 2021: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Individuals interested in participating in an info session may register by sending name/position, organization name, and contact information to Sue Richter, Operations Manager (email@example.com).
Information regarding online participation will be sent to participants no later than 24-hours prior to the scheduled session time.
- Letter of Intent Deadline: May 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm CST
- Invitation to Apply: Invitation to apply, including link to full application, will be sent via email no later than 5:00 pm CST, June 25, 2021
- Full Application / Deadline: August 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm CST
- Notification of funding decisions will occur on Monday, November 22, 2021.
Awarded funds will be disbursed to agencies either monthly or quarterly, contingent on reimbursement type and timely submission of required reporting documents.
Contact Person: Children's Services Fund, (816) 832-6340, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fund was created in 2017, enabled by Missouri Statutes (RSMo 210.860-861 and RSMo 67.1775.1), voter approval of a designated eighth of a cent sales tax in November 2016, and Jackson County Ordinance 4951, which was approved by the Legislature on January 17, 2017. Collection of the tax began in April and is approved until March 31, 2024, unless Jackson County voters re-authorize the tax before that date. A 9-member board of directors appointed by the Jackson County Executive governs the Fund and its operations.
Pursuant to RSMo 210.861, the Children's Services Fund of Jackson County is able to fund:
1. Up to 30 days of temporary shelter for abused, neglected, runaway, homeless or emotionally disturbed youth; respite care services; and services to unwed mothers.
2. Outpatient chemical dependency and psychiatric treatment programs;
- counseling and related services as a part of transitional living programs;
- home-based and community- based family intervention programs;
- unmarried parent services; crisis intervention services, inclusive of telephone hotlines;
- and prevention programs, which promote healthy lifestyle among children and youth and strengthen families.
3. Individual, group, or family professional counseling and therapy services; psychological evaluations; and mental health screenings.
Areas of Interest:
Examples of services that could be funded through the Children's Services Fund of Jackson County include, but are not limited to:
- Temporary shelter for children and youth
- Counseling and in-home case management
- Parent education
- Family intervention programs
- Home-based family interventions
- Community-based family interventions
- Abuse prevention programming
Areas of Exclusion:
The following are ineligible costs and activities for the Children's Services Fund of Jackson County:
- Inpatient medical, psychiatric, and chemical dependency services;
- Transportation services;
- Capital campaigns, construction and building expenses.
2022 Application Guidelines
This opportunity is open to both new and existing partners. The process will begin with the submission of an LOI for consideration. Based on review of the LOI, an invitation to complete a full application, with requisite attachments, may be extended. If an invitation is extended, it may also include a suggested amount for which to apply. Please note that completion of an LOI does not guarantee an invitation to apply for funding.
Procedures for Grant Seekers:
If this is your first time accessing the application software, please click the Register button in the upper right hand corner. If you are a first time user, but your organization has an application account, please contact email@example.com or 816.627.3452 to be added to your organization.
Don't see an Apply button? You may not have administrator account privileges. Please check with your organization account's primary administrator to confirm your access. You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.627.3452 for assistance.
2021 Approved Contracts:
Below are the agencies whose projects received funding to provide services 2021:
- Amethyst Place, Inc.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City
- Calvary Community Outreach Network
- Campfire Heartland
- Center for Conflict Resolution
- Center School District #58
- Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)
- Child Protection Center, Inc.
- Children's Mercy Hospital
- Citizens of the World Charter School
- City Year Inc.
- Community Assistance Council
- Community LINC
- Community Services League
- Comprehensive Mental Health Services Inc.
- Cornerstones of Care
- Crossroads Charter School
- DeLaSalle Educational Center
- Drumm Center for Children Inc.
- Easter Seals Midwest
- Emmanuel Child Development Center
- Empowering Parents KC
- Evangelical Children's Home
- Familyworks, Inc.
- First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery
- Foster Adopt Connect Inc.
- Front Porch Alliance-Kansas City, Inc.
- Gilda's Club
- Gordon Parks Elementary School
- Grandview Assistance Program
- Great Circle
- Green Works
- Guadalupe Centers Inc.
- Hope House, Inc.
- Independence 30 School District
- Jackson County CASA
- Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City
- Jewish Vocational Service Bureau of Kansas City
- Kansas City Autism Training Center
- Kansas City CARE Clinic
- Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy
- Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
- Kansas City Public Schools
- KC Healthy Kids
- KIPP Endeavor
- Mattie Rhodes Center
- Metro Lutheran Ministries
- Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)
- Mother's Refuge
- Newhouse, Inc.
- Niles Home for Children
- Operation Breakthrough, Inc.
- Peace Partnership
- Police Athletic League of Kansas City, Inc.
- Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc.
- Raytown C-2 Public Schools
- reStart, Inc.
- Rose Brooks Center, Inc.
- Samuel U Rodgers Health Center
- Sheffield Place
- St Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
- Start at Zero
- Swope Health Services
- Synergy Services Inc.
- The Children's Place, Inc.
- The Family Conservancy
- The Plaza Academy
- The Salvation Army Children's Shelter
- Truman Medical Center
- United Inner City Services
- United Way of Greater Kansas City Inc.
- YMCA of Greater Kansas City