Each year, as part of the annual budget process, Johnson County designates a portion of General Basic funds for allocation in grant funding that addresses basic human needs, health, and child and family well-being. The monies are distributed through the Social Services Block Grants and are generally awarded as discretionary funds.

The Hunger Relief Grant funds are awarded to local agencies to assist with services that help reduce food insecurity and improve access to healthy food for residents residing in or near food deserts. These funds are awarded as non-discretionary funds. 

The Sustainability/Green Initiatives funds are awarded to assist nonprofits with sustainability solutions and are awarded as non-discretionary funds.  

The Emergency/Innovative Flexible funds & Poverty Reduction Initiatives funds are awarded mid- fiscal year to assist with short- term or one-time needs and support capacity building, sustaining services, innovative new programming or the purchase of equipment/supplies.  These funds are also awarded as non-discretionary funds.
 

2023

Fiscal Year 2023 - $2,098,168 Awarded

4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care

Big Brother Big Sister of Johnson County

Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa

Community & Family Resources

CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank   

CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank  (Food Bank)

Coralville Community Food Pantry

Domestic Violence Intervention Program   

Dream City

Free Lunch Program of Iowa City

HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program)

Horizons, A Family Service Alliance

Houses into Homes

Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County

Inside Out Reentry Community

Iowa City Free Medical & Dental Clinic

Iowa Legal Aid

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity

Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County

North Liberty Community Pantry

Rape Victim Advocacy Program 

Shelter House/Emergency Housing

Shelter House/Winter Warming Shelter

Table to Table

United Action for Youth

Pathways Adult Day Health Center (non-discretionary funds)

Hunger Relief Grant Funds (non-discretionary funds)

  • $90,000
    • $57,000 CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank ~ Mobile food pantry
    • $23,000 Iowa Valley Resources Conservation & Dev. ~ Grow & distribute fresh local produce
    • $10,000 Table to Table ~ Rescue free local produce

Sustainability/Green Initiatives Funds (non-discretionary funds)

  • $30,000
    • $20,000 Domestic Violence Intervention Program ~ Install new windows
    • $10,000 Iowa City Bike Library ~ Insulate & seal building

Flex/Innovation Fund (non-discretionary funds awarded mid-year)

  • $88,000

Poverty Initiative Funds (non-discretionary funds awarded mid-year)  

  • $50,000

 

2022

Fiscal Year 2022 - $2,130,199 Awarded

4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care

ARC of Southeast Iowa/SibShip  

Big Brother Big Sister of Johnson County

Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa

CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank   

CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank  (Food Bank)

Coralville Community Food Pantry

Domestic Violence Intervention Program   

Dream City

Free Lunch Program of Iowa City

HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program)

Horizons, A Family Service Alliance

Houses into Homes

Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County

Inside Out Reentry Community

Iowa City Free Medical & Dental Clinic

Iowa Legal Aid

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity

Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Dev.

Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County

North Liberty Community Pantry

Prelude Behavioral Services/Prevention

Rape Victim Advocacy Program 

Shelter House/Emergency Housing

Shelter House/Winter Warming Shelter

Table to Table

United Action for Youth

Visiting Nurse Association

Pathways Adult Health Center (non-discretionary funds)

Hunger Relief Grant Funds (non-discretionary funds)

  • $70,000

Poverty Initiative Funds (non-discretionary funds)  

  • $104,870
    • $15,000  Arc of Southeast Iowa ~ Facility renovation to expand child care slots
    • $2,000    Lucas On-Campus; dba Easy BASP ~ Purchase supplies for early learning child care program
    • $25,000  Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ~ Emergency home repair and/or appliance replacement
    • $11,870  Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County ~ Computer literacy program
    • $51,000  Shelter House ~ Purchase furnishing for THE 501 Project supportive housing project

Flex/Innovation Fund (non-discretionary funds awarded mid-year)

  • $55,000
    • $23,000  Center for Workers Justice ~ Provide emergency rent & utility assistance
    • $10,000  Domestic Violence Intervention Program ~ Purchase 2 new storage units for shelter residents' use
    • $5,000    Free Lunch Program ~ Purchase disposable food packaging supplies for grab-and-go meals
    • $5,000    Houses into Homes ~ Purchase & distribute new bed mattresses & box springs
    • $2,000    Inside Out Reentry, Inc ~ Purchase computer technology equipment
    • $10,000  United Action for Youth ~ Purchase van    

Sustainability/Green Initiatives Funds (non-discretionary funds awarded mid-year)

  • $0.00
2021

Fiscal Year 2021 - $1,539,009 Awarded

4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care

  • $87,688

ARC of Johnson County/SibShip  

  • $1,661

Big Brother Big Sister of Johnson County

  • $46,768

Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa

  • $43,960

CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank   

  • $50,868

CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank  (Food Bank)

  • $71,801

Coralville Community Food Pantry

  • $5,500

Domestic Violence Intervention Program   

  • $71,200

Dream City

  • $25,000

Free Lunch Program of Iowa City

  • $2,220

Free Medical Clinic   

  • $117,256

HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program)

  • $12,480

Houses into Homes

  • $16,000

Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County

  • $30,000

Horizons, A Family Service Alliance

  • $40,960   

InsideOut Reentry

  • $30,861

Iowa Legal Aid

  • $28,400

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity

  • $10,150

Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Dev.

  • $25,000

Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County

  • $88,622

North Liberty Community Pantry

  • $4,200

Prelude Behavioral Services/Prevention

  • $72,460

Rape Victim Advocacy Program 

  • $21,730

Shelter House/Emergency Housing

  • $72,400

Shelter House/Winter Warming Shelter

  • $15,000

Table to Table

  • $41,000

United Action for Youth

  • $110,000

Visiting Nurse Association

  • $92,640

Pathways Adult Health Center (non-discretionary funds)

  •     $14,504

Hunger Relief Grant Funds (non-discretionary funds)

  • $70,000

Poverty Initiative Funds (non-discretionary funds)  

  • $80,000

Emergency Flex Funds (non-discretionary funds awarded funds awarded February 25, 2021)

  • $97,720
    • $25,000  Aging Services/Abbe Health Services ~ Expand transportation services 
    • $15,000  Center for Workers Justice ~ Enhance communication & outreach efforts
    • $11,200  Coralville Community Food Pantry ~ Weekly home delivery program
    • $6,270  Domestic Violence Intervention Program ~ COVID-19 Response; Support non-congregate sheltering
    • $3,000  Free Lunch Program ~ COVID-19 Response; Purchase disposable containers for grab-and-go meals
    • $8,000  Iowa Legal Aid ~ COVID-19 Response; Implement eviction prevention program & assist with unemployment claims
    • $7,000  Iowa Valley RC&D/Grow: Johnson County ~ Equipment Repair
    • $14,250  Shelter House ~ Facility repair
    • $8,000  United Action for Youth ~ Support monthly event in BIPOC communities 

Sustainability/Green Initiatives Funds (non-discretionary funds awarded mid-year)

  • $0.00
2020

Fiscal Year 2020 - $1,429,683 Awarded

4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care

  • $89,480

ARC of Johnson County/SibShip  

  • $1,620

Big Brother Big Sister of Johnson County

  • $46,000

CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank   

  • $47,440

CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank  

  • $65,160

Domestic Violence Intervention Program   

  • $69,780

Free Lunch Program of Iowa City

  • $2,500

Free Medical Clinic   

  • $107,000

HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program)

  • $10,000

Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County

  • $24,800

IC Compassion

  • $9,333

InsideOut Reentry

  • $27,600

Iowa Legal Aid

  • $29,000

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity

  • $8,125

Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Dev.

  • $25,000

Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County

  • $86,800

North Liberty Community Pantry

  • $4,200

Prelude Behavioral Services/Prevention

  • $70,000

Rape Victim Advocacy Program 

  • $21,200

Shelter House/Emergency Housing

  • $70,000

Shelter House/Winter Warming Shelter

  • $15,000

Table to Table

  • $37,000

United Action for Youth

  • $109,400

Visiting Nurse Association

  • $98,200

Pathways Adult Health Center (non-discretionary funds)

  • $13,000

Prelude Behavioral Srvc/ Treatment (non-discretionary)

  • $104,000

Hunger Relief Grant Funds (non-discretionary funds)

  • $70,000

Poverty Initiative Funds (non-discretionary funds)  

  • $50,000

Sustainability/Green Initiatives Grant Funds (non-discretionary funds awarded August 8, 2019)

  • $12,500 Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ~ Insulate Habitat Warehouse
  • $17,500 Funds available for future allocation

Flex/Innovation Fund (non-discretionary funds awarded November 14, 2019)

  • $9,500 CommUnity Crisis Services ~ Emergency Housing & Utility Assistance
  • $10,000 Dream City ~ Purchase of Passenger Van
  • $9,600 Houses into Homes ~ Staff Support for Program Operations
  • $6,441 Rape Victim Advocacy Program ~ Staff Support for Program Operations
  • $7,066 Table to Table ~ Vehicle Refrigeration Unit & Insulating Liner
  • $8,000 United Action for Youth ~ Technology Upgrades
  • $37,393 Funds available for future allocation
2019

Fiscal Year 2019 - $1,421,238 Awarded

4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care
  • $89,480

ARC of Johnson County/ SibShip

  • $1,620

Big Brother Big Sister of Johnson County

  • $46,000

The Crisis Center of Johnson County

  • $47,440

The Crisis Center of Johnson County Food Bank

  • $65,160

Domestic Violence Intervention Program

  • $69,780

Elder Services, Inc.

  • $41,600

Free Lunch Program of Iowa City

  • $2,500

Free Medical Clinic

  • $107,000

Friends of Iowa City CASA

  • $15,000

HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program)

  • $10,000

Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County

  • $24,800

IC Compassion

  • $9,333

InsideOut Reentry

  • $27,600

Iowa Legal Aid

  • $29,000

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity

  • $8,125

Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County

  • $86,800

North Liberty Community Pantry

  • $4,200

Prelude Behavioral Services/Prevention

  • $70,000

Rape Victim Advocacy Program

  • $21,200

Shelter House/Emergency Housing

  • $70,000

Shelter House/Winter Warming Shelter

  • $15,000

Table to Table

  • $37,000

United Action for Youth

  • $109,400

Visiting Nurse Association

  • $98,200

Pathways Adult Health Center (non-discretionary funds)

  • $13,000

Prelude Behavioral Srvc/ Treatment (non-discretionary)

  • $104,000

Hunger Relief Grant Funds (non-discretionary funds)

  • $70,000

Sustainability/Green Initiatives Grant Funds (non-discretionary funds)

  • $40,000
    • $12,000 IC Compassion ~ for up to 80% purchase price of hybrid vehicle
    • $3,364 Crisis Center of Johnson County ~ for installing LED outdoor lighting
    • $10,000 Iowa City Free Medical & Dental Clinic ~ for installation of energy efficient front entry doors
    • $10,000 Johnson County Agricultural Association ~ for installation of energy efficient boiler in Montgomery Hall
    • $4,636 Funds available for future allocation

Flex/Innovation Fund (non-discretionary funds awarded November 1, 2018)

  • $88,000
    • $14,000 Crisis Center of Johnson County ~ for flood mitigation protection
    • $21,000 Domestic Violence Intervention Program ~ for replacement of security & fire alarm systems
    • $4,000 North Liberty Community Pantry ~ for pantry equipment
    • $25,000 Shelter House ~ for Cross Park Place rapid housing apartment furnishings
    • $6,000 Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development ~ for tractor safety equipment, Microsoft tablets & software development
    • $18,000 Funds available for future allocation