Industry News

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. (CMHS) was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the REACH Healthcare Foundation to support outside professional services that will allow CMHS to build and strengthen the essential infrastructure and activities of its development department. CMHS will partner with Encore Nonprofit Solutions (Encore NPS), a leading provider of development and fundraising services to nonprofits. Encore will provide professional consultation, training, and content/creative development to facilitate execution of development activities.

Genesis Promise Academy was recently awarded a $176,890 grant from Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund to support the counseling program. The Counseling Program provides support services for students. Counselors employ Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI) for individual and group therapy. Genesis employs training skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, focused on interpersonal skills and distress tolerance.

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey recently received a grant for $6,748 from the Missouri Arts Council, Education to the support Paseo Project (PP).  Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) will host four two-week residencies of dancers and choreographers at the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts (PAFPA).

Council Bluffs Community School District was recently awarded a $119,428 grant from the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to provide an enhanced security system to mitigate potential threats. Council Bluffs Community School District will utilize grant funding to support implementation of an integrated electronic security system to provide twenty-four hour a day and seven days a week door access and video surveillance at the district or individual building level. The district will have the ability to perform a district wide emergency lock down of all buildings, or each individually from a central location, or from select mobile devices.

KidsTLC recently received a grant for $5,000 from the CPS Foundation to support the purchase of supplies and equipment for a new sensory wall to benefit youth participating in KidsTLC’s Autism Services program. The funds from the CPS Foundation will support the installation of two sensory walls that will provide education and promote self-reliance for children with ASD who have issues with sensory processing.

Washington University recently received a grant for $2,460,949 from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Special Emphasis Panel to research the dissemination and implementation of an evidence-based pediatric weight management program for use by low-income families. The grant will provide funding to package and test an evidence-based pediatric weight management intervention (PWMI) program titled “Family-based Behavioral Treatment (FBT)” in rural and urban settings to increase access to this effective treatment among low-income families with children 5 to 12 years of age.

KidsTLC recently received a grant for $20,000 from the First National Bank of Omaha to support the stable housing, navigation, and crisis support services provided by the Thriving Families program (formerly Street Outreach Services), which assists families and their children who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk for becoming homeless in obtaining/maintaining permanent housing.