Qualifications & Eligibility for Funding
To qualify for funds allocated and distributed by the Community and Children’s Resource Board pursuant to this Article, an agency shall meet all of the following requirements:
- Be incorporated or authorized to do business in the State as a not-for profit corporation or be a governmental entity;
- Receive at least twenty-five percent (25%) of its funds from sources other than funds distributed pursuant to this Article. 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;
- 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;
- Require that services be provided by the agency regardless of race, religion, national origin, sex, gender or age; and
- Require that employees and volunteers of the agency who work regularly with children as set out in Section 104.010 be screened as required in that Section. (Ord. No 97-152 §8, 10-1-97; Ord. No 06-146 §1, 11-1-06)
The following types of organizations are eligible to seek support under the CCRB funding program:
- Public or not-for-profit agencies (501 c3) with programs that impact mental health, substance abuse outpatient treatment, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect services.
- Applicants must be registered with the Secretary of State to conduct business in Missouri as classified as being in good standing.
- Require that background checks, including child abuse and neglect screenings, are conducted annually on all employees and volunteers.
- Require that 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.
(Source: St. Charles County Ordinance Section 120.760 and 120.765)
Guidelines for agencies not currently funded by the CCRB
The CCRB’s 12-month funding cycle begins January 1 and ends on December 31. Applications for funding are available during July, through the agency website at www.stcharlescountykids.org. The application deadline for the 2021 CCRB Community Children’s Services Fund (CCSF) is September 11, 2020 by 2:00 p.m. To be considered as an applicant for CCRB Children’s Services Fund allocations, the agency must:
- Contact the CCRB Executive Director by August 15 to discuss intent to apply.
- Must provide services for St. Charles County children/youth related to one or more of the service areas.
- Must have non-profit (501c3) status or be a government entity.
- Must be able to provide three clinical goals that describe the measurable change that will occur as a result of the program.
- Must provide proof of an agency annual audit.