Applications

Our voucher funding programs provide financial assistance to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities who enroll in programs and classes that are inclusive and specialized. Click on the region you live in below to get started.

All Counties: E-Connect Tablet Initiative Application
Information: E-Connect Flyer
Client Rights and Responsibilities: Client Rights & Grievance Procedure
Find a Friend Challenge for Overnight Camp Attendees: Flyer
Adventure Flyer: Flyer

Select your region to apply for funding now:

St. Louis City

The following voucher programs are administered by the Recreation Council, with funding from the St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources and are available for St. Louis City residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Complete your Application: STL City Voucher Application (page 1)
Make your funding Request: STL City Voucher Funding Request (page 2)
Client Rights and Responsibilities: Client Rights & Grievance Procedure

NEW – Learn & Leisure Extended Day Voucher Program: The Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis’ Extended-Fund Program is now available for the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year.  These funds are intended to address the extended day crisis that parents have faced as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.  For example, if the parents are working and their child with a developmental disability is home in a school virtual program and parents cannot continue to work and assist their student with learning during the day.  Informational Flyer ~ Cover Letter for Spring Semester ~ Learn & Leisure Application for Spring Semester

St. Louis City Overnight Camp Voucher Program: This program allows children and adults with developmental disabilities to apply for a voucher to purchase up to one week or two mini-camps of any overnight camp, which best meet their interests and support needs. Funding does not apply to day programs or day camp. As an alternative, individuals can apply for two mini-camps. Please be sure to include accurate dates on your application. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR CAMP PACKET

St. Louis City Experiential/Adventure Voucher Program: This voucher program serves adults ages 18 and older with developmental disabilities to access funding to attend one adventure program such as an out of town trip or multi-day high adventure activity. Selected activity must be operated by a recreation provider, special needs agency, or other such adventure provider.  Use Applications PAGES 1 & 2 above to Request Adventure Funding.

St. Louis City CARE Voucher Program: This voucher program assists individuals  of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate in inclusive and specialized community-based recreation programs. This funding may be used for recreation programs and activities, including day camps and school break camps, among many others. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR CARE FUNDING PACKET 

St. Louis City Personal Care Recreation Supports Voucher Program: This voucher program assists individuals of all ages developmental disabilities who are in need of one-on-one personal assistance (physical or behavioral) to participate in community recreation programs. Families find, screen, and hire the support person to work with the individual and may request partial reimbursement for hours paid to the support person.  CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR RECREATION SUPPORT PACKET

For SLRC Service Coordinators/DD Resources Service Advocates only:

Please note: The Eligibility Verification Form, Camp Transportation Application and Extended Day Care Application are to be filled out by the individual’s Service Coordinator/Service Advocate only.

St. Louis City Eligibility Verification Form: Download Form

Individuals participating in all voucher programs must complete this form if they have never received voucher funding from the Recreation Council. Your DD Resources Service Advocate, Regional Center Service Coordinator or a physician must complete this form. Family members and/or Direct Support/Care Providers may not complete this form. Individuals must reside in St. Louis City, have an intellectual or developmental disability, complete all necessary paperwork and meet all program criteria and requirements established by the St. Louis Office of Developmental Disability Resources and the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis.

St. Louis City Camp Transportation Information Flyer:  Transportation Flyer

St. Louis City Camp Transportation Packet: Download Packet for Case Managers

This Transportation Voucher Program assists campers with the cost of transportation to summer overnight camps. This voucher applies only to the camps that provide transportation. Contact the Recreation Council for information on the summer overnight camps that provide transportation.

St. Louis City Extended Day Care Application Packet: Download Extended Day Packet for Case Managers 

This voucher program enables working families to obtain for their son or daughter, ages 13-21, after-school services that will meet their unique family after-school care needs. Families can choose between, or a combination of, in-home, out-of-home and/or an organized after-school program services. The funding assists the family to address a portion of the costs of their after-school services.

Please read the guidelines for each program before applying. The original application must be mailed to:

The Recreation Council
11 Worthington Access Drive, Suite E
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Sorry, no faxed or emailed copies will be accepted.

St. Louis County

The following voucher programs are administered by the Recreation Council, with Productive Living Board funding, and are available for St. Louis County residents with developmental disabilities.  

If you know what program you need funded, complete this application:  Voucher Application.

For information packets on our individual programs, see  descriptions below.

Client Rights & Responsibilities / Grievance Procedure

NEW – Learn & Leisure Extended Day Voucher Program: The Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis’ Extended-Fund Program is now available for the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year.  These funds are intended to address the extended day crisis that parents have faced as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.  For example, if the parents are working and their child with a developmental disability is home in a school virtual program and parents cannot continue to work and assist their student with learning during the day.  Informational Flyer ~ Cover Letter for Spring Semester ~ Learn & Leisure Application for Spring Semester

St. Louis County Overnight-Camp Voucher Program: This program allows children and adults with developmental disabilities to apply for a voucher to purchase up to one week or two mini-camps of any overnight camp, which best meet their interests and support needs. Funding does not apply to day programs or day camp. As an alternative, individuals can apply for two mini-camps. Please be sure to include accurate dates on your application. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR CAMP PACKET

St. Louis County Experiential/Adventure Voucher Program: This voucher program serves adults ages 18 and older with developmental disabilities to access funding to attend one adventure program such as an out of town trip or multi-day high adventure activity. Selected activity must be operated by a recreation provider, special needs agency, or other such adventure provider.  CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ADVENTURE PACKET

St. Louis County Recreation Supports & CARE Funds Voucher Program: This voucher program assists individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages in two different ways: for individuals who are in need of support (assistance to address personal care or behavior support issues) in order to participate in inclusive community recreation programs and/or access to funds for the cost of the actual inclusive community-based recreation program. Inclusive programs are defined as programs that anyone in the community can sign up: individuals with and without disabilities. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR CARE FUNDING PACKET

St. Louis County Recreation/Extended Day Voucher Program for students ages 13-21: This voucher program enables working families to obtain for their son or daughter, age 13-21, before-school or after-school services that will meet their unique family before/after-school care needs. Families can choose between, or a combination of, in-home, out-of-home and/or an organized after-school program services. Parents or guardians must work outside the home during the hours being requested. The funding assists the family to address a portion of the costs of their after-school services. Extended day funding is part of our learn and leisure program during pandemic and virtual learning environment. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR L & L PACKET

St. Louis County Eligibility Verification form

Individuals participating in voucher programs must begin by verifying their eligibility to funding based on their disabilities. Individuals complete have this form completed by a physician or their Regional Center Case Manager if they have never received voucher funding from the Recreation Council. Family members and/or Direct Support/Care Providers may not complete this form. Individuals must reside in St. Louis County, have a developmental disability, complete all necessary paperwork and meet all program criteria and requirements established by the Productive Living Board for St. Louis County Citizens with Developmental Disabilities and the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis.

Please read the guidelines for each program before applying. Original application must be mailed to:

The Recreation Council
11 Worthington Access Drive – Suite E
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

St. Charles County

The following voucher program administered by the Recreation Council, with Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County funding and provides financial assistance to persons with developmental disabilities.

Funded programs include summer day camps, overnight camps, adult adventures, recreational classes, sports, fitness, dance, arts, and other recreation or leisure programs. Vouchers are available for St. Charles County residents with developmental disabilities who have Department of Mental Health (DMH) eligibility. These include people with intellectual disabilities, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and head injuries that occurred before age 22.

Apply for funding:  Voucher Application St Charles County
Funding Guidelines: Click Here
Client Rights and Responsibilities: Click Here
Find a Friend Challenge for Overnight Camp Attendees: Flyer
Adventure Flyer: Flyer

St. Charles County Overnight Camp Voucher: This program serves youth and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities to access funding to attend one week (5-6 consecutive days) at an overnight camp that best meets their interests and support needs.  As an alternative to one week of camp, individuals can apply for up to two mini-camps which usually operate for 3-4 consecutive days.

St. Charles County ADULT Adventure Voucher Program: This voucher program serves adults ages 18 and older with developmental disabilities to access funding to attend one adventure program such as an out of town trip or multi-day high adventure activity. Adventure Flyer

St. Charles County CARE Voucher Program: This voucher program assists individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities with the cost of attending inclusive and/or specialized community-based recreation programs such as day camps, horseback riding, cooking, hobby and interest classes, music lessons, fitness programs, martial arts, sports, gymnastics, day trips, and more. Program cannot be therapeutic or school-based.

St. Charles County Recreation Personal Care Voucher Program: This voucher program assists individuals of all ages developmental disabilities who are in need of one-on-one personal assistance (physical or behavioral) to participate in community recreation programs. Families find, screen, and hire the support person to work with the individual and may request partial reimbursement for hours paid to the support person.

Learning Center Funding – For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic health crisis, applicants may apply for Community Recreation CARE funding to attend learning centers. Click Here to see a listing of learning centers providing recreation and learning programs in our metro area. Contact DDRB or Community Living if you need funding for in-home services for your child who is attending virtual school programs. You may NOT use both Recreation Council and DDRB in-home funding for the same program.

Applications may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to:
The Recreation Council
60 Gailwood Drive, Suite C
St. Peters, MO 63376
stchascounty@recreationcouncil.org
Fax: 314-726-3454

Have questions? We can help.

Reach out to your program coordinator for any questions you have regarding vouchers or requirements for funding.

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