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Funding Programs


First-Time Applicant Agencies

Agencies that do no have current funding should 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.

Mental Health Innovations

Only organizations with a current grant from the Community mental health fund may apply. One-time innovative projects to enhance mental health outcomes. The initial proposal consists of a brief Letter of Interest. Then, selected agencies collaborate with staff and community partners to develop a Work Implementation Plan. Innovations funding cannot replace other funding.  Please carefully read the Application Instructions before submitting your Letter of Interest.

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.

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. The next RFP will be released September 2019.

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.  The next RFP will be released in Septmber, 2019.

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 closed February 13, 2019.

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 closed February 13, 2019.

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 closed February 13, 2019.

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 closed February 13, 2019.

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.