FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2024
Jackson County COMBAT Accepting 2024 Funding Applications May 1 - June 29, 2023
Jackson County COMBAT will begin accepting online applications for 2024 funding on Monday, May 1, 2023. The deadline to submit applications will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2023.
APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR...
- Prevention Programs (Violence & Substance Abuse)
- Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs
- Law Enforcement School-Based Initiative Programs
- STRIVIN' Initiative
Full details and links to the online application are available at jacksoncountycombat.com/2024funding. The online application will not be live until Monday, May 1.
SERVING TENS OF THOUSANDS EACH YEAR
Annually the COMmunity Back Anti-crime Tax, a quarter-center sales tax, generates about $30 million in revenue. COMBAT provides essential funding for local law enforcement agencies and the courts, but also awards grants for nearly 100 prevention and treatment programs.
“All these COMBAT-supported programs provided services to tens of thousands of men, women and children in Jackson County—each year,” COMBAT Executive Director Vince Ortega said. “COMBAT gives Jackson County resources just not available in most other counties our size.”
FUNDING FOR JACKSON COUNTY AGENCIES SERVING JACKSON COUNTY
Any organization requesting COMBAT funding must have an office in Jackson County and provide services to Jackson County residents in Jackson County.
In 1989 Jackson County, Missouri because the first jurisdiction in the United States to adopt a sale tax to provide more resources for local drug prevention, treatment and enforcement. The voters have since renewed COMBAT, the acronym officially given the COMmunity Back Anti-crime Tax in 1993, four times—most recently in 2016 with 73.17% support. COMBAT’s mission is to improve public safety throughout Jackson County by reducing drug abuse, drug-related crime and violence prevention.
COMBAT Communications Administrator
Cell: (816) 682-5783
Office: (816) 881-4337