Eligibility for Funding

All applications for COMBAT funding must meet the following requirements:

  1. Any organization requesting COMBAT funding must have an office in Jackson County and provide services to Jackson County residents in Jackson County.
  2. Applicant organizations must provide a copy of a letter from the Internal Revenue Service indicating current 501.c.3 tax-exempt status. 
  3. An applying agency must have been in existence for at least two years or identify a not-for-profit agency in existence for at least two years to serve as fiscal agent for the COMBAT award.
  4. Applicant organizations must provide proof of current Good Standing with the Missouri Secretary of State.
  5. Applicant organizations (or fiscal agents) must provide a copy of a certified financial audit (within the past two fiscal years).
  6. Applicant organizations (or fiscal agents) must provide a copy of a current IRS form 990 (within past two years) or extension letter.
  7. COMBAT funding is provided on a reimbursement basis, available upon submission of receipts and proof of payment.  It is strongly suggested that applicants have at least 10% of their program budget from other sources to provide these up-front funds.
  8. COMBAT funds cannot be used for capital purchases.
  9. Each funded organization must provide evidence of liability insurance coverage durign the time of award of funding from Jackson County.
Tax Clearance Required: Chapter 10, 1003 of the Jackson County Codes states “No person, firm or corporation, residing in Jackson County, or otherwise legally within the taxing jurisdiction of the County, shall be eligible to provide any goods, contractual services or anything covered by this chapter, unless that person, form or corporation is duly listed and assessed on the County tax rolls and is in no way delinquent on any taxes payable to the County”  (Ord. 3839, Eff. 11/28/06).

Goal for Minority Hiring and Employment: Chapter 93, 9304 of the Jackson County Code regarding COMBAT  states “Any proceeds from the Anti-Drug Sales Tax creating jobs and employment shall have a twenty percent goal for minority hiring and employment” (Ord. 1795, Sec. 4; Ord. 1941).   Since this is a specific requirement for COMBAT agencies, beginning 2016 it will be required by COMBAT during the application period and later monitored.


Updated October 28, 2020
Organizations must have a current Jackson County Certification of Compliance. Starting in the fall of 2020, the Jackson County Compliance Review Office only accepts certification applications online. Certifications expire December 31 each year and must be renewed annually.