Funding Info

The LCRB has allocated funding through June 30, 2024. Applications for the July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025, contract cycle are posted below. Please review the following funding criteria to confirm eligibility. Contact the LCRB with any questions regarding funding requests at

Please submit renewal applications via the following link to the LCRB, along with the LCRB Budget Forms, by 2 p.m. Fri., March 15: LCRB-2024-25RenewalFINAL.

For funding requests for new LCRB programs, please complete and submit the concept paper, via the following link, to the LCRB by 2 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 15: LCRB 2024-25 Concept PaperFINAL.

Additional timelines are provided at the bottom of the page.

Applicants for funding must:

  1. Be registered in the State of Missouri as a not-for-profit (501 c3) or governmental agency and classified as being in good standing.
  2. Submit the agency’s annual independent financial audit.
  3. Receive at least twenty-five percent (25%) 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, children’s substance use disorder outpatient treatment, and/or the prevention of child abuse and neglect services. See application for service categories.
  5. Establish 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.

July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024 Application and Reporting Timetable

 July 12, 2023 Final reimbursement requests due for July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023 cycle*
August 4, 2023 Final program report for July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023 due*
 Oct-Nov 2023 Site reviews for partnering agencies
January 2024 Mid-contract cycle reporting due (LCRB to issue a report template or online survey)
April-May 2024 Site reviews for partnering agencies
January 31, 2024 Applications for July 1, 2024–June 30, 2025
April 24, 2024 Tentative July 1, 2024–June 30, 2025 Funding Awards announced

*Indicates deadlines for LCRB 2022-23 funded programs and services. Not applicable for 2023-24 LCRB newly funded programs.