Children's Services Fund of Jackson County - 2021 RFP
The Board of Directors for the Children’s Services Fund of Jackson County has approved a $15M funding opportunity for 2021 in support of programming that promotes mental health and emotional well-being for children and youth, aged 19 and younger. 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.
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.
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
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.
- Letter of Intent Available: May 20, 2020
- Optional Virtual Information Sessions: Organizations seeking funding are strongly encouraged to attend an informational session, which will be conducted virtually considering the current public health crisis.
Session dates and times are:
Wednesday, 5.13.20, 1:00-2:00
Thursday, 5.14.20, 9:00-10:00
Tuesday, 5.19.20, 11:00-12:00
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: June 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm CST
- Full Application / Renewal Invitations: Will be sent via email no later than 5:00 pm CST, June 26, 2020
- Full Application / Renewal Deadline: August 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm CST
- Notification of funding decisions will occur on Monday, November 23, 2020
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.
Awarded funds will be disbursed to agencies following the submission of quarterly progress and expense reports.
2021 Grant Guidelines
There will be two options for consideration with this funding opportunity, both of which will begin with the completion of a Letter of Intent (LOI). Please note that completion of an LOI does not guarantee an invitation to apply for funding.
1. Currently Funded Partners: The first option is open to currently funded partners who have an interest in renewing funding for their existing program or programs. For those organizations, they will complete the LOI for Program Renewal. This LOI will focus on both past program performance and planned program activities moving forward. Under this option, a current partner can request a budget increase of up to 15% of their 2020 award. If a budget increase larger than 15% is to be requested, the program would need to complete an LOI for New Programming instead.
Based on review of the LOI, current partners may be invited to complete a stream-lined application for renewal of funding. If an invitation is extended, it may include a suggested amount for which to apply. Please note that renewal of any currently funded projects is not guaranteed.
2. New Partners and Existing Partners Adding a Program or Seeking Budget Increase: The second option for this opportunity is a request for new program funding. This option is open to new partners, existing partners who currently have only one funded program, or existing partners who are seeking a budget increase of larger than 15% for a currently funded program. For this second option, an LOI for New Programming would be completed. This LOI will include, but is not limited to, the project name, a project description with planned impact, and the amount requested from the CSF.
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.
Both Letters of Intent will be available from this page beginning Wednesday, May 20, 2020. For technical assistance with the application process or questions about the transition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.627.3452.
2020 Approved Contracts:
Below are the agencies whose projects received funding to provide services between in 2020:
Amethyst Place, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City
Calvary Community Outreach Network
Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St Joseph, Inc.
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 Services League
Comprehensive Mental Health Services Inc.
Cornerstones Of Care
Crossroads Charter School
Drumm Center For Children Inc.
Emmanuel Child Development Center
Evangelical Children's Home
First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery
Foster Adopt Connect Inc.
Front Porch Alliance-Kansas City, Inc.
Genesis School, Inc.
Gordon Parks Elementary School
Grandview Assistance Program
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 CARE Clinic
Kansas City Public Schools
KC Healthy Kids
Lead to Read
Mattie Rhodes Center
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)
Niles Home for Children
Northeast Community Center
Operation Breakthrough, Inc.
Police Athletic League of Kansas City, Inc.
Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc.
Raytown C-2 Public Schools
Rose Brooks Center, Inc.
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
Youth Ambassadors, Inc.