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Discretionary Grants

CTF Discretionary Funding
The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) allocates a certain portion of its annual program budget to fund discretionary projects or ‘mini-grants.’ Discretionary funding is designed to be responsive to low-cost prevention projects or needs identified by individual communities, organizations or agencies. A maximum of $5,000 per grant award is available for discretionary projects.  Grants are for one year and are not renewable.  Grants must be used for primary or secondary child abuse and neglect prevention.

Prevention programs and activities may have a broad range and include public awareness or educational campaigns that target services such as parent skills training; skills based curricula for children; mentoring programs; home visitation; and other family support programs. Projects might include start-up costs for parent education and support, parent leadership, parent cafes, strengthening families through protective factors, fatherhood support, crisis nursery, prevention educational materials, community awareness, training ie:  Strengthening Families Protective Factors, Stewards of Children, ACES, etc.

Availability of Funds
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The Children’s Trust Fund is no longer considering Discretionary Grant applications for Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) because available funds have been fully obligated.**

Fiscal Year 2021 Discretionary Grants:

A Red Circle

Healthy Mom and Baby Dinners
St. Louis
CTF Region 5 > St. Louis County
aredcircle.org

 

 

Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph

St. Germaine’s Little Lambs
Kansas City
Regions 1&3 > Jackson, Buchanan
catholiccharities-kcsj.org

 

Central Missouri Community Action

Women and Infant Relief Fund
Columbia 
CTF Regions 2, 4 & 6 > Boone, Cole, Callaway, Cooper, Audrain, Howard, Linn, Osage, Morgan, Benton, Hickory
cmca.us

Great Circle Central Region

Great Circle Parent Cafes
Columbia
CTF Region 4 > Boone, Callaway, ColeGasconade, Osage
greatcircle.org

Great Circle Northeast Region

Great Circle Safe Sleep
Kirksville
CTF Region 2 > Adair, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Clark
greatcircle.org

Great Circle Southeast Region

Great Circle Parent Cafes
Farmington
CTF Regions 5&7 > Franklin, Crawford, Madison, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington
greatcircle.org

Live 2 Give Hope

Child Safety Matters
Lebanon
CTF Region 6 > Laclede
live2givehope.org

Our Lady's Inn

Out of the Box
St. Louis
CTF Region 5 > St. Louis City, St. Charles
ourladysinn.org

 

Pregnancy Care Center

Infant Safety Care
Springfield
CTF Region 6 > Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney, Webster
417pcc.org

Southeast Missouri State University - Educare

Parent Cafes
Cape Girardeau
CTF Region 7 > Cape Girardeau, Scott
semo.edu/educare/index.html

The Alliance of Southwest Missouri

Good Dads Program
Joplin
CTF Region 6 > Jasper, Newton, Barton, McDonald
theallianceofswmo.org

University City Children's Center

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
St. Louis
CTF Region5 > St. Louis County, Statewide
uccc.org


Timeline
Each year, CTF shall review applications anytime after March 1 and up until such time all available discretionary funds for the fiscal year are obligated.

Conditions
Organizations currently receiving funding from CTF may not apply for discretionary grants to cover costs associated with their existing grant program.  Discretionary funding will be denied to any organization attempting to circumvent the competitive bid process or if the funding is available for a project through existing resources or budgets.

For More Information
For additional information, questions or technical assistance please contact  CTF Program Coordinator Laura Malzner.