...to the official website of The Lafayette County Children’s Services Fund!

We've developed and organized this site to help you get information about our purpose, meetings, downloadable forms and requirements for funding requests, and specifically how The LCCSF assists with support to children and families in need throughout Lafayette County. We welcome your questions and input.


Artwork throughout this site was created by clients of our partner agencies.

Who We Are, What We Do.

On April 5th, 2005, the citizens of Lafayette County passed a one-eighth of a cent sales tax measure, which created a Children's Services Fund for children and youth nineteen years of age or less in Lafayette County. The fund is created pursuant to RSMo ss67.1775 and RSMo ss210.861. The funds are awarded to local agencies that provide services and fulfill unmet needs of qualifying children in Lafayette County, Missouri. Our mission is to provide quality, comprehensive training and services to protect the well-being and safety of children and youth 19 years of age or less and to strengthen families in Lafayette County.


Effective 06/19/2019 the LCCSF Board of Directors has approved monthly funding requests for agencies requesting $15,000 or less.  The applications can be found under Proposal Requests.  If you have any questions please contact the Executive Director.  Monthly applications must be submitted by the 2nd Friday of the month. Funds will be made available at the next regular meeting of the LCCSF board. CLICK HERE to download the policy.

Next Meeting

The next LCCSF meeting will be held at 7 PM, March 18th, 2020 at Lafayette County Health Dept. basement, Lexington, MO 64067.

Legal Information

This fund is established by Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 210, Section 210.861 and Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 67. Section 76.1775. The question passed on the Lafayette County April 2005 Ballot.


Contact Information

Lafayette County Children's Services Fund

Lafayette County Dryer Annex

1106 Main Street

Lexington, MO 64067

Colby Dowell




Quick Links

CLICK HERE to read an article by Missouri Kids Count entitled Missouri's Tax for Children: An Investment That Counts. The article includes information regarding Lafayette County's efforts.

CLICK HERE to view a recent article in The Concordian regarding LCCSF board changes in funding and providers.

News from LCCSF

All agencies funded through our funding cycles have reports due on July 31st.  Reporting templates can be found under the funded agencies tab. If you have any questions please contact the Executive Director, Change in Current Funding Timeline.


Letters of Intent Due/ Coversheet / Attachments: Friday September 27, 2019


Full Proposals/and attachments Due: Friday October 25, 2019 by 5 pm


Agency Presentations: Wednesday November 20, 2019


Vote of the Board: Wednesday December 18, 2019


Resilience Film is Available to Lafayette County Agencies

The "Resilience" film is available to Lafayette County agencies for training and educational purposes.  If you would like to use this film for your agency, please contact the Executive Director.  For more information about the Resilience Film visit www.ResilienceMovie.com

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