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Request for Proposals


We consider these types of applications year-round:

  • Pilot Applications  – for applicant agencies that do not have a grant from the Community Mental Health Fund
  • Community Education – for non-profit agencies
  • Mental Health Innovations – only currently funded agencies are eligible to apply
  • Training Grants – only currently funded agencies are eligible to apply

See our Community Investment page for more information. Please contact us before before submitting your application.  Carefully review the instructions because limitations apply.  It may take up to 60 days for review.


THIS RFP IS NOW CLOSED:  January 8, 2021: The Board of Trustees requests proposals for mental health services that respond to the following community needs: CONSUMER SERVICES, EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE.  Forensic Services and Technical Support/Evaluation providers will receive separate application instructions. Application Deadline: before 12:00 Noon February 11, 2021. Applicant agencies are limited to 2020 Community Mental Health Fund Contractors. First-time applicants please see the community investment page of our website for pilot funding requirements and eligibility.  All funding is limited to qualified, 501c)(3) charitable non-profit mental health organizations in Jackson County, Missouri. To access the electronic application, eligible applicants log-in to our billing portal, using their current username and password.  Contact us to request changes or create a new user.  Proposals can be saved in draft until finalized and submitted.  Service unit costs were updated September, 2020. Updated costs must be used in proposals.  The required documents page of our website has the latest information, plus forms and information to assist applicants. Proposal instructions have changed. Managers, clinicians, and others involved in proposal submission should review the instructions and consider their responses to the new requirements as soon as possible.  A video presentation explained new application questions, gave hints for trouble spots, and concluded with frequently asked questions.  Slides available now!

Important dates:

  • January 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM:  Pre-Proposal presentation, Q&A
  • January 20, 2021: Deadline for applicant questions in writing. Responses posted 1/25.
  • February 11, 2021 before 12:00 Noon: Application Deadline. Proposals and all attachments must be submitted
  • March 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM (tentative): Appropriations Committee will interview applicants for funding. Details to be announced.

Application does not guarantee funding. If selected for funding, applicants will receive a one-year, performance-based contract that is legally binding. Material omissions or misrepresentation may result in contract termination and legal consequences including recovery of granted funds. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to amend contracts due to non-performance, changes in funding availability, or other causes. Periodic progress reporting is required. Physical facilities and records shall be reasonably open for on-site audit.