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Funding Programs


New Applicant Agencies

Agencies without current funding who are considering an application begin by reading the Service System Guidelines and completing an online checklist. Both are located on the Getting Started page. Pilot applications can take several months to prepare. There is no preset application deadline.

COVID-19 Technology Grants

For current grantees. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are accepting proposals from our provider network for one-time grants for technology and software for the use by agency staff to help ensure an infrastructure for remote mental health services. Apply here.

Provider Training  &  Community Mental Health Education

Education and training grants provide limited support for 1) one-time mental health awareness events and 2) professional in-service education in Jackson County, Missouri.  Provider Training grants can assist current contractors to enhance evidence-based practices that improve mental healthcare.  Community Mental Health Education grants can assist non-profit community organizations, in partnership with mental health professionals, to provide information about mental health and reduce stigma.  There is no established application deadline, but apply early: Applications for funding are reviewed 30 days after submission. For more information on eligibility or to apply, click here.

Mental Health Innovations

Only current CMHF grantees are eligible to apply for Innovation funding. One-time innovation projects are intended to enhance mental health outcomes, quality, and access. Innovation funds cannot be used to replace other funding.

The initial application consists of a brief Letter of Interest which is completed in the CMHF grantee portal. If selected by the Board to move forward, grantees collaborate with CMHF staff to develop a Project Work Plan.

Innovation applications are accepted year round. There is not a defined award amount. Awards are based on availability of funds. Frequently asked questions and application instructions are available here.

Domestic & Sexual Violence

Domestic and Sexual Violence grants support mental health services in shelter-based and community locations for persons who have experienced sexual trauma and/or domestic violence. RFP will be released in early January, 2021.

Education & Vocational

Educational and Vocational program funding supports the delivery of mental health services necessary for successful program participation, skill attainment and functioning in the community. RFP will be released in early January, 2021.

Technical Support and Evaluation

Technical Support and Evaluation Projects provide independent, information-based assessments that are responsive to Board and community input. Projects may be initiated at the direction of the Board of Trustees or through an application of an eligible agency. Technical Support projects are limited to one year. RFP will be released in early January, 2021.

Consumer Services

Non-clinical, consumer support services are vital to the stability of persons with mental illness and thus have an important role to play in Jackson County’s mental health system. Information and referral, case management and financial case management are essential for assisting clients in maintaining independence and obtaining access to needed resources. RFP will be released in early January, 2021.

Children & Families

Supports a continuum of services for emotionally disturbed children/youth and their families, including day treatment, individual and family psychotherapy, and center-based care.  Proposal due date October 9, 2020 – This RFP is closed.

Safety Net

Support for the foundation of public mental health care in Jackson County, providing broad-based mental health services. Safety Net grantee organizations reflect a diverse cross section of agencies. However, they share a common objective of providing quality mental health services to underserved communities. Proposal due date October 9, 2020 – This RFP is closed.

Forensic Services

Forensic Services contracts support inter-agency programs that promote public safety and reduce recidivism, which is the re-arrest and return of persons mental illness back into the criminal justice system. Services are planned and delivered to support the operation of specific justice programs to improve opportunities for moving clients into long-term treatment. The application process and schedule are specific to each contract.