Outside Agency Funding

Jackson County outside agency funding is designed to support community-based nonprofit organizations that assist residents in need of support. 

Applications open the first Monday following Labor Day and are due no later than 5:00 pm the last Friday in October. 

All applicants will need to have a Certificate of Compliance from Jackson County Missouri, You can apply for your certificate here. https://jacomocompliance.com.

2022 Outside Agency Applications will be accepted September 13 through October 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

Outside Agency Portal


Jackson County is accepting Outside Agency Funding applications to support community based nonprofit organizations. Consideration is given to those nonprofit organizations meeting community health and human service needs of underserved populations by improving the livability of the community in the following areas:

Basic Services: programs focused on the delivery of services and the development of systems that prevent and reduce immediate and long-term harm – access to food, shelter, clothing, hygiene

Emergency Assistance Services: programs providing emergency assistance limited to 30 days or less

Quality of Life Services: programs providing opportunities for a stable life to prevent harm, protect individuals from risk or danger and meet daily living needs

Support Services: programs aimed at vulnerable and at-risk seniors, youth, young adults and families



  • Must be a nonprofit organization registered with the State of Missouri.
  • Must have a current Jackson County certificate of compliance 
  • Must be in existence for a minimum of two (2) years. 
  • Must be located within Jackson County. 
  • Must serve Jackson County residents.  
  • Must not be associated with any personal interest of a member of the Jackson County Legislature or County staff that may be deemed a violation of the ethics policy.
  • Currently funded agencies must be in compliance with our Finance Department before submitting an application.
  • Jackson County cannot be the sole funder for any program nor provide more than 50% of an organization's revenue--organization must show other sources of funding, governmental or otherwise. 
  • Funding requests are for the period of January 1 through December 31. The activities or services for which funds are requested must occur in this timeframe.  
  • Funding cannot be used to promote political or religious purposes. 
  • Funding is for the purposes of providing a program or service to Jackson County. Said funds are not designated for capital purchases, equipment or hardware of any kind such as vehicles, computers, laptops or televisions. 
  • Payment will be made on a quarterly reimbursement basis only after proper documentation and proof of payment are received.

How to Apply

All sections of the application must be complete with all required attachments included in order to receive consideration. If an item requested does not apply to your agency, please indicate with an “N/A” and explain why it is not applicable otherwise failure to provide all requested information will automatically disqualify an agency from funding consideration.
Applications are only accepted through the online application system. Hand-delivered or mailed in applications will not be accepted. Late or incomplete applications will be rejected by the online application system. Applications open the first Monday following Labor Day and are due no later than 5:00 pm the last Friday in October.

A complete Outside Agency Funding Request must be submitted online and consist of the following items:

  1. Program Application including Proposed Program Budget
  2. 501c3 Non-Profit Letter of Tax Exemption 
  3. Missouri Secretary of State Certificate of Good Standing 
  4. Missouri Secretary of State Annual Registration Report
  5. A current roster of Board Members on organization stationery
  6. 2020 IRS Form 990 - Extensions are not accepted.
  7. 2020 Audited Financial Statement, including Management Letter
  8. 2021 Board-approved Budget with Projected Revenue and Expenses year to date
  9. 2021 Balance Sheet year to date
  10. Certificate of Liability Insurance Coverage for at least $1 million
  11. IRS Form W9 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf


All instructions must be complied with in order for the funding request to be considered in the upcoming fiscal year budget. Once the annual budget is approved by the Jackson County Legislature, which has until December 31st, notice will be provided to all applicants on your dashboard page. Please login regularly for communications and notifications regarding the status of your application.

Should you have any questions about the process or information required, please contact the Auditor’s Office, auditor@jacksongov.org or 816-881-3310, prior to submission of your Outside Agency Funding Request.