The CCRB Core Services Funding Cycle

  1. The CCRB’s 12-month funding cycle begins January 1 and ends on December 31.
  2.  All new program applicants must complete a concept paper to be considered for funding.  The concept paper is due no later than 2:00 p.m. on May 15, 2023.
  3. Applications for funding are made available in June.

The CCRB funds services in 10 categories, as mandated by our State Statute.

Applicants for funding must:

  1. Be registered in the State of Missouri as a not-for-profit or governmental agency and classified as being in good standing.
  2. Submit the agency’s most recent annual independent financial audit.
  3. Receive at least 50% of funds from sources other than funds distributed the Community Children’s Services Fund. These other sources may be public or private, but no more than one-half (1/2) of these other sources may include contributions of goods or services, including materials, commodities, transportation, office space or other types of facilities or personal services.
  4. Provide a program that impacts children’s mental health, outpatient children’s substance abuse treatment, and/or the prevention of child abuse and neglect services. See application for service categories.
  5. Provide three clinical goals that describe the measurable change in the client that will occur as a result of the program.
  6. Require annual background checks for all employees and volunteers, including child abuse and neglect screenings.
  7. Require employment and services be provided regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability/handicap condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veterans’ status, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.
  8. Require persons employed by or volunteering services to the agency to maintain the confidentiality of any information that would identify individuals served by the agency.
  9. Require that services be provided by the agency regardless of race, religion, national origin, sex, gender, or age.


Funding Opportunities

Core Services –  Opens May 1, 2023 and funds will be available for one-year or two-year contracts. Contact Michelle McElfresh with any questions about applying for 2024-2025 funding. Applicants will apply through the CCRB’s application portal.

American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA)  – The next round to be announced in late-March 2023.

Sample Documents


2024 2025 Funding Timeline 1 1