St. Charles County is a partner with the Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri. The Children’s Trust Fund is a state organization whose mission is the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Local residents can make donations to the Children’s Trust Fund in the name of St. Charles County by purchasing their license plate, and those funds are held in the County’s name. The County has asked the Resource Board to be responsible for establishing yearly grants out of this fund to help fund local prevention programs.
Applications for funding are made available each October and are due the last Friday in December. Applications can be downloaded from the agency website or through the agency’s internal website. The application, plus any required supplemental information, must be uploaded electronically to the designated password protected internal website issued by the CCRB.
The Children’s Trust Fund Committee of the Resource Board reviews all qualified applications and makes their recommendations by the 4th Monday of January. Recipients are notified thereafter and a presentation is made on the 4th Monday of February. Applications can be downloaded from the agency website (www.stcharlescountykids.org) or through the agency’s internal website.
For more information on how to get a Children’s Trust Fund license plate, please check with your local license bureaus or www.ctf4kids.org. License plates are $25.00 annually, over and above normal registration fees.