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How to Apply for Funding

Current Funding Opportunities


FY 2019 – 2021 Community Children’s Services Fund Grant Cycle

MHB announced the opening of the FY19-21 Community Children’s Services Fund grant cycle.  The updated children/youth needs assessment and the funding priorities were presented.  The following links are helpful  resources along with information from the community meeting:

The pre-application process is now closed.

2017 St Louis Youth Behavioral Health Needs Assessment Executive Summary

2017 St Louis Youth Behavioral Health Needs Assessment Full Report

FY19-21 CCSF General Application Process Timeline

FY19-21 CCSF October 24 Community Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

MHB FY19-21 CCSF Funding Framework and Crosswalks October 2017

Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 210 Child Protection and Reformation Sections 210.860-210.861

MHB Community Investments Policies

MHB Funding Eligibility for the CCSF FY19-21 NOFA

SLPS MOU Resource Page (for projects needing information about MOUs with the St. Louis Public Schools)

Pre-Application Workshop Presentation from November 8 and 9, 2017

FY19-21 CCSF Application Workshop PowerPoint






Permanent Supportive Housing is defined as, “A cost-effective combination of permanent, affordable housing with services that help people live more stable, productive lives.” For more information about PSH in St. Louis, you may download the Corporation for Supportive Housing’s recently published “Report to the St. Louis Partnership for Mental Health and Housing Transformation Grant” by clicking HERE


To be considered for funding through the Permanent Supportive Housing Initiative program is a two-step process.  At present there are no hard deadlines.  Letters of Intent  and Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  The steps applicants must follow are detailed below:


  1. Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) using the required format found on the MHB website, to the attention of “PSH Letter of Intent”
  2. After the LOI is submitted, the MHB Housing Development Committee will review and recommend whether or not to invite the applicant to submit a full application.



  1. A cover letter signed by an individual authorized to enter into contractual agreements on behalf of the organization. The cover letter must include::
    1. A brief summary of the project;
    2. The amount of funding requested; and
    3. The number of permanent supportive housing units expected to be produced through this application.
  2. One complete Application packet including:
    1. The “Application for Funding” completed in full with the applicant’s name entered in the footer; and
    2. Additional pages as required, with the appropriate question number noted and the applicant’s name entered in the footer; and
    3. The attachments requested on page 6 of the Application for Funding.
  3. 5 copies of the Application for Funding with (items 2a. and 2b. above, but without the attachments listed on page 6.


The cover letter and application packet must be physically received at MHB’s office, to the attention of “PSH Application.”

Letter of Intent Form

Application for Supportive Housing Development Initiative


Notice of Funding Availability

Supportive Housing FAQ

Report to the St. Louis Partnership Mental Health and Housing: Permanent Supportive Housing Unit Goal