COMBAT Requirements for Substance Use Disorder Treatment:
1. Any organization requesting COMBAT funding must provide services to Jackson County residents in Jackson County.
2. Applicant organizations must provide a copy of a letter from the Internal Revenue Service indicating current 501.c.3 tax-exempt status.
3. Applicant organizations must provide proof of current Good Standing with the MO Secretary of State.
4. An applying agency must have been in existence for at least two years.
5. Applicant organizations must provide a copy of a certified financial audit (within the past two fiscal years 2017 and 2018).
6. Applicant organizations must provide a copy of a current IRS form 990 (within past two years 2017 and 2018).
7. COMBAT funding is provided on a reimbursement basis, available upon submission of receipts and proof of payment. It is strongly suggested that applicants have at least 10% of their program budget from other sources to provide these up-front funds.
8. COMBAT funds cannot be used for capital purchases.
9. COMBAT requires that all agencies receiving funding for Treatment services be certified by the State of Missouri, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, or accredited or licensed by a nationally recognized accreditation/licensure organization, to provide substance-use disorder treatment services.
10. COMBAT requires that substance-use disorder treatment programs receiving COMBAT funding must accept referrals from Jackson County Drug Court.
11. All counseling services for substance-use disorder treatment must be delivered by individuals who are either Licensed or Certified Counselors as defined by the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse according to Certification Standards for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, 9 CSR 30-3.110 Section 6.
12. All COMBAT funded programs must participate in designated reporting systems to track information on COMBAT funded clients and services, including demographics.
13. Background screening must be performed on all persons providing direct services (paid treatment staff and/or volunteers) prior to their providing direct services in accordance with 9 CSR 10-5.190. Evidence of such checks, and the results obtained, must be kept in the organization’s personnel files and be available for review by COMBAT staff.
Funds may not be used to pay salaries for functions that have traditionally been performed by volunteers.
COMBAT funds may not be used to pay rent, utilities, equipment or for out of town travel.
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.