|The Community Backed Anti-Drug Tax (COMBAT) is supported by a renewable county-wide sales tax, at the rate of one-quarter of one percent for a period of seven years, used solely for the purpose of the arrest and prosecution, incarceration, treatment and prevention of drug related offenses and violent crimes; and the judicial processing of adult and juvenile violators of such offenses. Anti-Drug Sales Tax funds annually generate over $19 million (an average based on revenues over the last 10 years) and are used throughout the county to support these efforts. The Jackson County Drug Commission is charged with the responsibility of establishing the priorities of COMBAT and making recommendations to the Jackson County Legislature for the funding of various initiatives that support this mission. |
Drug and violent crime related initiatives are supported through an allocation formula approved by the legislature.
Opportunities exist for community agencies to apply for COMBAT anti-drug sales tax funds that support prevention and treatment programs. COMBAT looks to fund programs that are comprehensive, innovative, and evidence-based that address substance abuse, drug abuse prevention, or prevention of drug-related or violent crimes. COMBAT funding can be in the form of regular funding, or through grant match funding. View a list of Prevention Agencies, Treatment Agencies and Grant Match Agencies receiving funding from COMBAT.
COMBAT funds community agencies through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process and/or a funding application process. RFPs are issued every two years for prevention and treatment, and renewed through the funding application. Grant match funding can be applied for each year through the funding application process.
*2016 Funding Projected Timeline
|DATE POSTED TO WEB |
|DUE DATE |
|PREVENTION REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) |
(RFP posted by Jackson County
|POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2015 |
| NOVEMBER 17, 2015, TO THE COMBAT OFFICE NO LATER THAN 2:00 P.M. |
|GRANT MATCH APPLICATION |
|POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2015 |
|DECEMBER 1, 2015, TO THE COMBAT OFFICE NO LATER THAN 2:00 P.M. || || |
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Eligibility For Funding
All applications for COMBAT funding must meet the following requirements:
1. All funding requests must be from a Jackson County agency, with services site located within Jackson County.
2. An agency applying for funding must be in existence for more than two years, or under a not-for-profit fiscal agency that has been in existence for more than two years.
3. Any agency applying for more than one COMBAT funding source must complete an application for each funding source and the program must be different from the other COMBAT funding source.
4. COMBAT funds cannot be used to make capital purchases.
5. COMBAT funded programs must address drug abuse and/or addiction, drug-related crime, or violent crime.
Crime Mapping Information
As many of you are aware crime mapping has been in existence for many decades, however, COMBAT has never utilized this application in the RFP process in our efforts to reduce and prevent violent crime along with the our goals of reducing and preventing drug abuse. See below for expandable maps.
Target Focused – By utilizing Crime Mapping, COMBAT will be able to provide a clear visual to our funded Partners as to specifically where violent crime is concentrated throughout the County. Secondly we want to identify those High Risk Offenders and their Associates who are responsible for committing these crimes in the area, and provided service to them.
Baseline Crime Data – Will allow us to be more strategic and work smarter. It will also be used to determine the quantitative level for the indicators of success and shows how much change will occur if the desire outcome is achieved, thus holding us all accountable.
The maps attached are called Heat Maps showing “Hot Spots”, or High Crime Areas throughout the County.
The crime data that created the Hot Spots, was gathered from each police agency in the county. More specifically, the crime data collected was Part one violent crime, from 2013, 2014, and the first quarter of 2015. Part One Violent Crime is defined by FBI as, Homicides, Rapes, Robberies and Aggravated Assaults.
At the top of each map you will see a cross street address. At the center of the large red dot of the map is that cross street, which is expanded out to a for mile radius.
Basic Crime Mapping Information
27th Street & Prospect Avenue
37th Street & Main Street
58th & Euclid Avenue
59th & Raytown Road
129th & Winchester Avenue
East 150th & White Avenue
Highway 24 & Highway 291
Independence Avenue & Lawn Avenue
James A. Reed & Blue Ridge Boulevard
Longview Road & Blue Ridge Boulevard
NE Langsford Road & NE Knollbrook Street
NW Woods Chapel Road & NW Kingsridge Drive
Truman Road & Sterling Avenue
Truman Road & Winner Road