2021 Funding Applications

The deadline for submitting applications passed at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

NEW For 2021

  • ONLINE Applications must be filled out and submitted through the COMBAT website. There are no longer applications (Word documents) that can be downloaded and then submitted as e-mail attachments.
  • There are now TWO Prevention applications—one for Violence Prevention and the other for Substance Abuse Prevention—rather than a single application for both Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention. (Agencies may only apply for either Violence Prevention or Substance Abuse Prevention funding.)
DEADLINE - 4:00 p.m. • Tuesday, September 1, 2020
» Download PDF samples of any application you plan to submit. This will enable to familiarize yourself with the form in its entirety and gather all necessary information.
 VIOLENCE & SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION

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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.

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• Programs must be evidence- or research-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.

• There are two separate applications for prevention—one for Violence Prevention and one for Substance Abuse Prevention programs. 

• Agencies may only apply for either Violence Prevention or Substance Abuse Prevention funding.
 SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

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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 research-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 for Drug Court clients who are incarcerated.

» Treatment Levels Of Service
» Recovery House Levels
 LAW ENFORCEMENT SCHOOL-BASED

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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.
Deadline

Applications submitted after this deadline4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2020—will be rejected without review. The online forms that you must use to submit your application(s) will no longer be available after 4:00 p.m. September 1.

Use the buttons above to access the forms.

  • 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.

  • Required Documents & Other Requirements

Questions

Questions about funding applications can be directed to COMBAT Program Administrator Tammie Jordan at tjordan@jacksongov.org.

Questions about compliance/non-compliance issues can be directed to COMBAT Deputy Director Dawna J. Shumate at dshumate@jacksongov.org.

NEW This Year—Online Applications

All applications must be submitted using the online forms now available in this website's Form Center.

 Application  PDF SAMPLE
 » Violence Prevention  » Sample Form (PDF)
 » Substance Abuse Prevention  » Sample Form (PDF)
 » Substance Use Treatment  » Sample Form (PDF) Revised August 18
 » Law Enforcement School-Based Education  » Sample Form (PDF)

True Online Forms



These are true online formsNOT Word documents or PDF forms that you can download, fill out and then submit as e-mail attachments.

You have the option to create a Form Center account, which will enable you to save your progress  on your forms as you work on them. Creating a Form Center account is not requried. However, if you do not, you will have to complete each form in its entirety and then submit it, without the option to save your progress.

» Instructions For Creating A Form Center Account
» Accessing Forms Saved In TheForm Center

Whether you create a Form Center account or not, you will not be able to make edits to an application once it has been submitted.

IMPORTANT: If you do not press the SAVE PROGRESS button before closing the tab/window in which you are filling out the form, your form will not be saved. We recommend saving often.

Save Progress Button

PDF Samples



The Sample Form links above allow you to see each form in its entirety, so that you can familiarize yourself with the information you'll need to provide when filling out the actual online form. These Sample Forms are only being provided for you to preview the online application. No applications submitted by (e-mail, mail or hand delivery) using a sample form will be considered.

Applications must be submitted using the Form Center forms.

SUGGESTION: You can use the sample forms to prepare your answers in advance, using Word or Notepad. Then completing the actual online form could be done via cutting/pasting. 

IMPORTANT—Required Fields


Each form is broken down into mulitiple steps (1-2-3...). You must COMPLETE all  the required fields in Step 1 BEFORE you can continue to Step 2, all the required fields in Step 2 BEFORE continuing to Step 3, and so on. (Also, if you are, for example, on Step 4 and want to return to Step 3, you must first complete the required fields in Step 4 BEFORE you can return to a previous Step.)

If you press the CONTINUE button at the end of a Step without having filled in each required field in that Step, you will be prevented from advancing to the next Step and any required field not completed will be highlighted:
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Also, some fields require specific information be inputted (e.g. valid e-mail addresses and phone numbers) and if invalid information or incomplete information is provided errors will be highlighted and must be corrected BEFORE you continue to the next Step:
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VIOLENCE PREVENTION FUNDING APPLICATION STEPS

  1. Requirements
  2. Key Facts
  3. Area(s) Of Focus
  4. Contact Information
  5. Program Location(s)
  6. Program Summary
  7. Logic Model
  8. Outcome Measurements
  9. Program Budget
  10. Attachments
  11. Submission

    » SAMPLE VIOLENCE PREVENTION FUNDING APPLICATION (PDF)

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION FUNDING APPLICATION STEPS

  1. Requirements
  2. Contact Information
  3. Program Location(s)
  4. Program Summary
  5. Logic Model
  6. Outcome Measurements
  7. Program Budget
  8. Attachments
  9. Submission

    » SAMPLE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION FUNDING APPLICATION (PDF)

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT FUNDING APPLICATION STEPS

  1. Requirements
  2. Contact Information
  3. Program Location(s)
  4. Levels of Services
  5. Recovery Houses Only
  6. Program Summary
  7. Logic Model
  8. Annual Outcomes
  9. Outcome Measures
  10. Program Budget
  11. Unit Pricing
  12. Attachments
  13. Submissions

    » SAMPLE SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT FUNDING APPLICATION (PDF)

LAW ENFORCEMENT SCHOOL-BASED EDUCATION FUNDING APPLICATION STEPS

  1. Requirements
  2. Key Facts
  3. Area(s) Of Focus
  4. Contact Information
  5. Program Location(s)
  6. Program Description
  7. Goals
  8. Program Budget
  9. Attachments
  10. Submission

    » SAMPLE LAW ENFORCEMENT SCHOOL-BASED FUNDING APPLICATION (PDF)

Required Documents


YOU CAN'T SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION(S) WITHOUT ATTACHING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS!

Attaching these documents is the last step you must complete BEFORE you'll be able to submit your application(s). 

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 2018 or 2019)

  • Copy of Certified Financial Audit (within past two fiscal years 2018 or 2019)

  • 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

  • NEW FOR 2021: Staff list with titles, qualifications and copies of certiications. Must be attached as ONE DOCUMENT.
Attachments are the next-to-last-step in the process because at that point saving your progress is no longer an option because the attached files are not actually uploaded into the Form Center until you officially submit your form.

Other Requirements

Compliance

  • 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 2018 and 2019).

  • Applicant organizations must provide a copy of a current IRS form 990 (within past two years 2018 and 2019).

  • COMBAT funding is provided on a costs 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.