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Funder Information

Sharon Mills, Administrator

DeWitt County 708 Community Mental Health Board

c/o Illinois State University

Campus Box 4950

Normal, Illinois 61790-4950

Office Phone: (309) 438-5326

Email: [email protected]

Funder Information

The DeWitt County Community Mental Health Board’s (DCCMHB) 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 disabilities. The DCCMHB follows the DeWitt County Board’s fiscal year, December 1 to November 30.


Types of Services and Programs Funded

 •  Mental Health   Developmental Disabilities  • Substance Abuse

Eligibility Requirements

  • Individuals or families in the geographic area served with 708 funds must be residents of DeWitt County.
  • Agency must be a governmental unit or not-for-profit with IRS 501(c) (3) status.
  • Services or programs must be delivered either free of charge or using an acceptable sliding fee scale.

Application Deadlines and Procedures

The DeWitt County MHB 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 developmental disability services/programs.

Applications should include the following information:


A. Most recent audit (one copy requested)
B. Current fiscal year budget or financial report
C. Data on the number of clients served in the agency’s most recently completed fiscal year for each MHB-funded program and summary data related to client outcomes for those programs. Please describe any current wait lists or wait times for funded programs.
D. Financial data on the use of MHB funds in the previous fiscal year for each funded or supported program.
E. Narrative and budget outlining plans for the next fiscal year funding, including:

1. Agency name, contact person, and contact information
2. Concise statement and description of the agency’s mission and purpose
3. Geographic area served by the agency
4. Type(s) of programs or services to be funded with MHB dollars:
    • Mental Health Services
    • Developmental Disability Services
    • Substance Abuse Services
5. Total amount of funding requested for the next fiscal year
6. Statement of the impact the State of Illinois budget impasse has had on your staffing, programs, and services (e.g., layoffs, funding lost, programs restructured or cut). Also, indicate how you are prioritizing programs and services to address lost funding
7. Description of the need for funding, target population or populations, and number of people needing services (new applicants only)
8. Brief description of how the agency intends to use the requested funding for the next fiscal year. Descriptions for each program should include:
    • Activities and services to be provided
    • Target number of direct service hours and unduplicated clients
    • Desired client outcomes and indicators of success
    • Plans for evaluating the program’s effectiveness
    • A budget
9. Complete listing of agency’s board of directors (if applicable)
10. Complete listing of all executive staff members of the agency
11. A copy of the agency’s IRS 501(c) (3) not-for-profit designation letter
12. A copy of the agency’s IRS Form 990 (I.e., Return of Organization Exempt From
Income Tax), if applicable

Contractual and Reporting Requirements

Eight (8) copies of the proposal should be mailed (or submitted in person) to the MHB address above by 5 PM, July 1 to be considered for funding. The MHB will schedule a review meeting with each applicant agency in July at the Warner Library or other location to be determined.


Please direct questions about the current fiscal year’s funding criteria and application procedures to Sharon Mills (contact information above).

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Please contact us by phone or email if you have any questions. The MHB also responds to inquiries made through the form on this page.

Contact Information 

DeWitt County 708 Mental Health Board

Phone: (309) 438-5326

Email: [email protected]

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