What is the JCSFB?

What We Are

The JCSFB is a public taxing entity, commonly known as a “Senate Bill 40 Board” that enters into funding contracts with agencies that serve individuals with developmental disabilities in Jasper County. This public tax was established in 1976 when voters of Jasper County approved to tax themselves up to¬†ten cents per $100.00 of assessed property valuation to provide community based programs and supports for citizens with developmental disabilities.

Funded services include: residential services, sheltered workshop, early intervention, transitional programs, recreation, direct community support and cab coupons.

A nine member volunteer Board of Directors (the JCSFB) appointed by the Jasper County Commission sets the financial and administrative framework for the agency and hires and directs the Executive Director to conduct the everyday operations of the agency. The Board delegates administrative responsibilities and accountability to the Executive Director, while maintaining constant check of the agency to assure that actions are within the framework of Board established policies and procedures.

In December of 1998, the JCSFB began providing case management through an agreement with the Department of Mental Health Division of Developmental Disabilities.

The JCSFB now provides case management services for approximately 800 individuals living and working in Jasper County through the services of Connections Case Management.