Funding Information for Providers


Application Deadlines & Procedures

The DCMHB accepts applications from June 1 to July 1 of the year.  Funding requests are encouraged from any eligible agency providing mental health, substance use disorder, and/or development disability services/programs.  



DeWitt County 708 Community Mental Health Board (DCCMHB)

FY 2020 Funding Criteria and Application Procedures


Sharon Mills, Administrator

DeWitt County 708 Community Mental Health Board 


Application Website


Cell 309-830-0696

The DeWitt County Community Mental Health Board’s mission is to provide access to comprehensive, community-based services in an efficient and effective manner to all residents of DeWitt County with mental illness, substance abuse, and developmental/intellectual disabilities. The DCCMHB follows the DeWitt County Board’s fiscal year, December 1-November 30. The DCCMHB was established by voter referendum August 22, 1967. 


· Mental Health 

· Substance Abuse

· Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities


The DCCMHB allocated approximately $394,446 for FY 2019 to ten organizations (and their programs/services) in amounts ranging from $1,525 to $240,000. FY 2020 awards are dependent upon availability of funds to the DCCMHB through tax levy. 


· Individuals and families served with 708 funds must be DeWitt County residents.

· Agency must be a governmental unit or not-for-profit with IRS 501(c)(3) status.  

· Services/programs must be delivered either free of charge or using an acceptable sliding fee scale.


· A mutually agreed upon contract between the agency and the DCCMHB must be negotiated and approved prior to distributing an award. 

· Agencies will abide by DCCMHB general funding guidelines (to be provided with contractual agreement).

· Periodic reports and site visits will be required in accordance with the contractual agreement and general funding guidelines.  



Funding requests are encouraged from any eligible agency providing mental health, substance abuse, and/or developmental/intellectual disability services. 

Applications for FY 2020 funding may be submitted ONLINEthis year June 1-July 1, 2019 at To receive access to the application Website, please provide the following AGENCYinformation to Sharon Mills:

· Agency Name

· Address

· Executive Director

o Name 

o Email

· Primary Program Contact(s) – if not Executive Director:

o Name

o Email

Each agency will be provided via email with a single username/password for all agency users to login into the system after June 1. Each agency user may work on its agency’s application, save, and return to work on it at a later time. 

Online applications will require the following information: 

Step 1: Agency Profile

General Information: 

· Agency name, contact person(s), contact information

· Concise statement and description of the agency’s mission and purpose

· Geographic area served by the agency

UPLOAD Supplementary material to the online application site:

  • Complete      listing of agency’s CURRENT board of directors      (if applicable) Board      List
  • Complete listing of all CURRENT executive staff      members of the agency
  • Copy of the current fiscal year budget      (agency fiscal year)
  • Most      recent audit 
  • A copy of the agency’s IRS 501(c) (3)      not-for-profit designation letter, if applicable
  • A copy of the agency’s IRS Form 990, if applicable 

Step 2: Programs:List program name and total amount of funding requested for each program for FY 2020. Also, select primary type of program/service to be funded with 708 dollars – choose one of the following options: 

· Mental Health, 

· Substance Abuse, or 

· Developmental/Intellectual Disability 

Step 3: Program Specific Information (to be provided for each program/service for which funds are requested). Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of information/questions asked about each program in the online application system. 

· Description of the need for funding, target population(s), estimated number of people

to be served, and hours of service per client

· Number currently on wait lists; average wait times for the program/service

· Description of the program/service including: activities/services to be provided; staffing;

and desired client outcomes and indicators of success (i.e., goals and objectives) 

· Plans for evaluating program outcomes and effectiveness

· Detailed budget for the program/service including program revenues and expenses

· Data related to past years’ MHB funding for each program/service (if applicable): number of unduplicated clients served, hours of service, and summary of other outcomes for FY 2018 (Dec. 1-Nov. 30, 2018) and the fiscal year to date (Dec. 1-June 1, 2019) 

The DCCMHB will schedule a 20-minute public meeting/question and answer session with each applicant agency in July at the Warner Library (date/time TBD). Please direct questions to Sharon Mills at


Please direct any questions about the current fiscal year's funding criteria or application process to Sharon Mills: