The Community Services Department was created to oversee and coordinate the disbursement of the funds received from the Children’s Services sales tax, the portion of the Boone Hospital lease revenue designated for health care, the domestic violence funds collected through court fees and the Social Service funding.

Children’s Services Fund

On November 6, 2012, the citizens of Boone County passed County of Boone Proposition 1, which created a Children’s Services Fund for children and youth nineteen years of age or less in Boone County. The Boone County Children’s Services Board (BCCSB) has been appointed by the County Commission and entrusted to oversee this Fund. The Fund is created pursuant to RSMo §67.1775, RSMo §210.861, and the ballot language presented to the voters on November 6, 2012. RSMo §210.861 specifies the types of services that may be funded by the BCCSB. By statute, funds may be invested to address the following needs:

  • up to thirty days of temporary shelter for abused, neglected, runaway, homeless or emotionally disturbed youth
  • respite care services
  • unmarried parent services
  • outpatient chemical dependency and psychiatric treatment programs
  • counseling and related services as a part of transitional living programs
  • home-based and community-based family intervention programs
  • prevention programs which promote healthy lifestyles among children and youth and strengthen families
  • crisis intervention services, inclusive of telephone hotlines
  • individual, group, or family professional counseling and therapy services
  • psychological evaluations
  • mental health screenings.

Revenues collected and deposited in the community children’s services fund may not be expended for inpatient medical, psychiatric, and chemical dependency services, or for transportation services.

Funding Opportunities

Requests for Proposals

The County of Boone does not currently have Request for Proposals open under the Children’s Services Fund. Please, check back for open RFPs at a later date.

Notice of Funding Availability

Strategic Innovation Opportunities Fund

The Strategic Innovation Opportunities Fund may be utilized to improve expertise, pilot innovative programs or as match funds to secure funding from other payer sources. Funds are available for any new or different method, situation, or opportunity that could not have been anticipated, is consistent with, and furthers the Boone County Children’s Services Board’s mission and priorities.

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Emergency Fund Requests

The County of Boone recognizes there are situations that constitute emergencies, which, if not addressed, could have an adverse impact on Boone County’s health and well-being. The goal of Emergency Funding is to assist organizations in their efforts to mitigate an adverse impact on Boone County’s health and well-being due to emergency community health needs.

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Supplemental Funds

The objective of the Supplemental Funds is to assist organizations that have exceeded their funding allocations due to high levels of demand for services. The organization must demonstrate that the service(s) are already funded by the Children’s Services Fund and there is a need for the supplemental funds.

To be considered for Supplemental Funds, an organization must notify the Community Services Department at communityservices@boonecountymo.org or (573) 886-4298.


Community Health Fund

As part of the Boone County Hospital amended lease agreement with Barnes Jewish Christian dated December 27, 2006, the County of Boone receives $500,000 annually for the purposes of addressing community health needs, as determined by the Boone County Commission.

Funding Opportunities

Requests for Proposals

The County of Boone does not currently have Request for Proposals open under the Community Health Fund. Please, check back for open RFPs at a later date.

Notice of Funding Availability

Strategic Opportunities

The Strategic Opportunities Fund may be utilized to improve expertise, pilot innovative programs or as match funds to secure funding from other payer sources. Funds are available for any new or different method, situation, or opportunity that could not have been anticipated, is consistent with, and addresses community health needs, as determined by the Boone County Commission.

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Contingency Fund

Applications for emergency funding requests will be accepted to assist organizations in their efforts to mitigate an adverse impact on Boone County’s health and well-being due to emergency community health needs.

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Domestic Violence Fund

State of Missouri statutes authorize counties to collect fees to fund shelters for victims of domestic violence. Per these statutes, the County of Boone (Boone County) collects fees on civil actions, marriage licenses, and criminal cases. These funds are then utilized to provide Funding for Shelters for Victims of Domestic Violence.

Funding

The County of Boone is currently not accepting proposals. 2017 services are already contracted. Please, check back for funding availability at a later date.