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COMBAT Grant Match Funding

Matching Grants to Jackson County, Missouri Nonprofits for Violence
and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

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Jackson County COMBAT (Community Backed Anti-Drug/Anti-Crime/Anti-Violence Tax)

Deadline Date:

10/31/19 4:00 PM


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Matching grants to Jackson County, Missouri nonprofit organizations for programs to prevent violence or to prevent or treat substance abuse disorders. Funding is intended for research or evidence-based programs targeting clearly described targeted populations. Applicants are encouraged to work with others in cooperative projects that make use of existing resources and expertise.

Grant Match Funding is 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.  (A donation of office space does not fulfill this requirement). Other Jackson County funding cannot be used to match funds for COMBAT Grant Match.

Through this announcement, Jackson County, Community Backed Anti- Drug/Anti-Violence Tax is seeking innovative programs to treat and prevent substance abuse and/or reduce violence in Jackson County Missouri. Programs must be evidence-based or researched based, and targeted populations must be clearly described and justified as appropriate for this funding application. Partnerships are encouraged that take advantage of existing resources, expertise and experience in working with the selected target population. 

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186853

Term of Contract:

COMBAT funding is allocated annually and there is no guarantee that your agency will be funded for next year’s funding cycle.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

COMBAT Requirements:
1. Any organization requesting COMBAT funding must have an office in Jackson County and 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. An applying agency must be in existence for more than two years.
4. Applicant organizations must provide proof of current Good Standing with the Missouri Secretary of State.
5. Applicant organizations must provide a copy of a full certified final audit for fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
6. Applicant organizations must provide a copy of a current IRS form 990 (within past two fiscal years 2017 and 2018).
7. COMBAT funding is provided on a reimbursement basis, available upon submission of receipts and proof of payment at the end of each month. 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. All persons implementing COMBAT funded programs and level of service(s) must have training in Trauma-Informed Care.
10. Must submit funding letter(s) from other funding source requiring matching funds totaling the amount requesting.
11. 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.
12. COMBAT requires that substance-use disorder treatment level of service(s) receiving COMBAT funding must accept referrals from Jackson County Drug Court.
13. 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.
14. All COMBAT funded agencies must participate in designated reporting systems to track information on COMBAT funded clients and services, including demographics.
15. Other Jackson County funding cannot be used to match funds for COMBAT Grant Match.
16. Background screening must be performed on all persons providing direct services (paid treatment and prevention 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.
17. Any staff members providing therapeutic daycare, children’s activities, or children’s learning groups must be qualified according to Certification Standards for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 9 CSR 30-3.190.
18. Any staff person providing counseling services to adolescents must be qualified according to pages 56-58, Certification Standards for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, 9 CSR 30-3.192.
19. Any staff person providing family counseling must be qualified to provide family counseling according to Certification Standards for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, 9 CSR 30-3.110 Section 6.

All staff assigned to COMBAT funded programs must have received Trauma-Informed Care training. If a staff person has not received this training, the agency must show that this person has received that training within three (3) months of the beginning of the program, or that person’s salary will no longer be funded.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

If you are also applying for COMBAT Prevention or Treatment Funding, please do not submit a Grant Match Application that uses the same clients.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

All applications must be submitted via e-mail to

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

Jackson County COMBAT
415 E 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-881-1400
Fax: 816-881-1416

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

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

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