2020 COMBAT Funding Applications


4:00 p.m. • Thursday, October 31, 2019

Submit Via e-mail:

All applications must be submitted via e-mail to combat@jacksongov.org.

Questions about funding applications can be directed to COMBAT Program Manager Tammie Jordan at (816) 881-1413 or tjordan@jacksongov.org.

Questions about compliance/non-compliance issues can be directored to COMBAT Deputy Director Dawna J. Shumate at (816) 881-3510 or dshumate@jacksongov.org.

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NEW This Year!

  • As noted above applications are to be submitted via email at combat@jacksongov.org.

  • This eliminates the need for submitting multiple hard copies of your application(s).

  • Applications submitted by others means (mail, hand delivery, etc.) will not be considered.

  • Law enforcement agencies are encouraged to broaden the scope of their services and apply for prevention programming other than DARE.

COMBAT Requirements


  • Agencies must be compliant at the time that they submit their application(s).

  • Any organization requesting COMBAT funding must have an office in Jackson County and provide services to Jackson County residents in Jackson County.

  • Applicant organizations must provide a copy of a letter from the Internal Revenue Service indicating current 501.c.3 tax-exempt status.  

  • An applying agency must be in existence for more than two years.

  • Applicant organizations must provide proof of current Good Standing with the Missouri Secretary of State.

  • Applicant organizations must provide a copy of a certified final audit (within the past two fiscal years 2017 and 2018).

  • Applicant organizations must provide a copy of a current IRS form 990 (within past two years 2017 and 2018).

  • COMBAT funding is provided on a reimbursement basis, available upon submission of receipts and proof of payment at the end of each month.  

  • COMBAT funds cannot be used for capital purchases.  

  • All persons implementing COMBAT funded programming must have training in Trauma-Informed Care. 

  • With very few exceptions that must be justified by clear evidence of large scale impact and effectiveness in preventing or reducing substance abuse or violence, programs that have been funded by COMBAT for more than five (5) years will not be funded without inclusion of new/updated/enhanced strategies that reflect the most current best practices.  Long standing programs must justify continued use of strategies that have been used for many years, and prove that the contribution of these programs to reducing societal substance abuse and violence is actually worth their continuation.  

Required Documents

Jackson County Required Documents

  • 2020 Jackson County Compliance Report Completed & Signed OR Existing Certificate (if you have one) 

    » Download Jackson County Compliance Review Form (PDF)

  • Copy of paid Jackson County Property Tax Receipt OR Current Exemption Certificate 

  • Copy of evidence of liability insurance coverage for at least $1 million

COMBAT Required Documents

  • Copy of current IRS Form 990 (within the past two fiscal years 2017 and 2018)

  • Copy of Certified Financial Audit (within past two fiscal years 2017 and 2018)

  • Copy of letter indicating current IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt status (if applicant is not a governmental agency, e.g., city, school district or court in Jackson County).

  • Certificate of Good Standing from the Missouri Secretary of State

  • Primary Funder letter(s) requiring matching funds totaling the amount requested—for Grant-Match Applications

COMBAT Funding Formula

Drug and violent crime related initiatives are supported through an allocation formula approved by the County Legislature:

COMBAT Funding Pie Chart

COMBAT — Since 1989

In 1989 Jackson County became the first county in the nation to approve a tax dedicated to fighting crime and preventing and treating drug abuse.

Voters have renewed the Community Backed Anti-Drug/Anti-Crime/Anti-Violence Tax multiple times, expanding COMBAT’s mission to include anti-violence in 2014. A record 77% of voters in 2016 supported extending COMBAT for at least another nine years.

COMBAT addresses drug use and violence as both a legal matter and public health crisis's.


Striving Together To Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods

STRIVIN' is simply the new name for a data-drive initiative COMBAT launched four years ago to begin addressing violence through a collaborative effort 

Transforming a neighborhood with a high crime rate is beyond any single individual or any one agency. STRIVIN' brings together schools, police, mental health providers, faith-based leaders and concerned citizens to address violence—in a collaborative effort and with a comprehensive approach—in our most vulnerable areas in Jackson County.

» Learn More About STRIVIN'


Words "Drug Free" Written On Knuckles

Jackson County COMBAT is seeking to fund violence and substance abuse prevention programs that deliver trauma-informed and/or trauma-sensitive services to Jackson County residents.

  • Programs must be evidence- or researched-based, and targeted populations must be clearly described and justified as appropriate for an anti-violence/anti-drug funding application.

  • Partnerships are encouraged that take advantage of existing resources, expertise and experience in working with the targeted population.

  • COMBAT will be allocating resources for programs in “hot spots” that have been identified through inputting crime report data to generate Areas of Interest smart maps outlining those neighborhoods where anti-violence services are most needed.


Hug During Drug Treatment Group Session

The objectives of the COMBAT Treatment services are to provide treatment with an overreaching goal of achieving the following general outcomes for those who use drugs:

  • Counseling and/or medical-assisted programs leading to long-term recovery from drug use;

  • Retention in treatment for a period of time that maximizes treatment effects; 

  • Improved employment and/or educational status; 

  • Elimination of criminal behavior; 

  • Improved family relationships and living environment; and 

  • Creation or enhancement of a social support system that is conducive to recovery;
Proposals must be evidence-based or researched based and provide one or more services:

  • Provide detoxification, residential, community based primary treatment, intensive outpatient, and supported recovery.  COMBAT is also seeking additional services specifically for residential support (room and board).

  • Provide specialized programs and/or services (including residential treatment beds) for Jackson County Drug Court.  Collaborative programs that provide room and board by one agency and treatment at a partnering agency are encouraged.  Agencies must provide signed letters of participation.

  • Programs that specifically target inmates at the Jackson County Detention Center to assist clients in living drug-free lives after leaving incarceration, regardless of length of sentence.  These programs may also be supportive of Drug Court diversion opportunities when Drug Court clients who are incarcerated.

Grant-Match Funding

Grant-Match Road Sign

Grant Match Funding is provided to help agencies in meeting match requirements for federal, state, or local grants. COMBAT Grant Match funds are used to solely match funds received from other funders. Before funding, the agency must submit an award letter indicating a match requirement.

» Download 2020 Grant-Match Funding Application (Fillable Word Doc.)

Law Enforcement School-Based

Police Officer Working With Children

This year Law Enforcement has the opportunity to establish new innovated anti-drug and anti-violence prevention programs within the schools other than DARE. The requirements are that the program must be either evidence based or research based. The prevention programs must be developed in cooperation and collaboration with the school district. Please use this opportunity to broaden your scope of services.

» Download 2020 Law Enforce School-Based Funding Application (Fillable Word Doc.)