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Request for Proposals


Public Notice:  January 15, 2020

THIS RFP IS NOW CLOSED.

The Board of Trustees is requesting proposals for mental health services from qualified, 501c)(3) charitable non-profit mental health organizations in Jackson County, Missouri, for the following Mental Health funding categories: Education and Vocational, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Consumer Services, Technical Support, Evaluation. Proposals are due electronically February 14, 2020 before 12:00 Noon. Eligibility: Applicant agencies are limited to 2019 community mental health fund contractors. First-time applicants – please see the “community investment” page of our website for funding requirements and eligibility. Application: Eligible applicants will be contacted by email with a link to our on-line application page. Each agency is responsible for maintaining its username and password. We cannot recover lost login credentials. Proposals can be saved in draft until finalized and submitted. All attachments to the proposal are uploaded in the application page. The “required documents” page of our website provides sample forms and other information to assist applicants.

Important dates:

  • January 15, 2020: (revised date) RPF release. Our electronic application will be updated with a new look and new features!
  • February 7, 2020: Updated Pre-Proposal Questions and Answers.
  • February 14, 2020: Proposals due before 12:00 Noon
  • March 19, 2020: Appropriations Committee (date is tentative). The Committee will interview applicants for funding. Location 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.


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.

Application does not guarantee funding. If selected for funding, applicants will receive a one-year, performance-based contract that is legally binding. Billing and reporting deadlines are firm. Material non-performance 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 changes in funding availability or other causes. Physical facilities and records shall be reasonably open for on-site audit.