Johnson County Social Services is accepting applications for infant and toddler scholarships. Applications are available at https://forms.gle/zq55PEiE377eHwSQ9 and will be considered on a first-received, first-considered basis. The Infant and Toddler Scholarship Program can assist parents in paying for a quality early education for their children while they work. This program is a result of Johnson County’s investment of funds received from the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
The Johnson County Infant and Toddler Scholarship Program assists families that reside in Johnson County and meet income and employment requirements in paying for a quality early education for their children while they work. Scholarships can be used to enroll children aged zero to three at eligible programs that meet quality rating standards. Families awarded infant and toddler scholarships may use them at the eligible program of their choice.
The income eligibility for the program is 250 percent of the federal poverty level. The Infant and Toddler Scholarship Program provides up to $600 per month per child in tuition assistance for approximately 80 children a year.
More information can be found by visiting https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/department-of-social-services or by contacting Johnson County Empowerment/Early Child Iowa Area at 319-356-6090 or [email protected].
More information about ARPA and how it impacts Johnson County is available at https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/arpa.