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Social Services Block Grants

Block Grants 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.

Emergency/Innovative Flexible Funds totaling were $160,000.00 were awarded in October 2017. Additional Emergency/Innovative Flexible Funds assist organizations with short- term or one-time needs and support capacity building, sustaining services, innovative new programming or the purchase of equipment/supplies.


2018 Tab

Fiscal Year 2018 - $1,437,300 Awarded

$87,800 4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care Website
$4,000 Antelope Lending Library Website
$1,000 ARC of Johnson County / SibShip Website
$45,000 Big Brother Big Sister of Johnson County Website
$46,800 The Crisis Center of Johnson County Website
$42,700 The Crisis Center of Johnson County Food Bank Website
$66,000 Domestic Violence Intervention Program Website
$50,000 Elder Services, Inc. Website
$2,000 Extend the Dream Foundation/Uptown Bills Website
$2,000 Free Lunch Program of Iowa City Website
$105,000 Free Medical Clinic Website
$10,000 HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program) Website
$24,000 Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County Website
$20,000 JCLC (Johnson County Livable Communities) Website
$74,000 Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County Website
$70,000 Prelude Behavioral Services/Prevention Website
$155,000 Prelude Behavioral Services/Treatment Website
$17,000 Rape Victim Advocacy Program Website
$65,000 Shelter House/Emergency Housing Website
$15,000 Shelter House/Winter Warming Shelter Website
$25,000 Table to Table Website
$106,000 United Action for Youth Website
$104,000 Visiting Nurse Association Website
$10,000 Field to Family (non-discretionary funds) Website
$20,000 Four Oaks PAL Program (non-discretionary funds) Website
$10,000 Pathways Adult Health Center (non-discretionary funds) Website
$70,000 Hunger Relief Grant Funds (non-discretionary funds)
$30,000 Sustainability/Green Initiatives Grant Funds (non-discretionary funds)
$160,000 Flex/Innovation Fund (non-discretionary funds awarded October 19. 2017)

$3,600 Coralville Community Food Pantry ~ for costs associated with purchase of commercial refrigerator and laptop computer

$17,250 The Crisis Center of Johnson County ~ for costs associated with the expansion of the Crisis Intervention Service Program

$4,950 Domestic Violence Intervention Program ~ for costs associated with replacement of the building surveillance camera system

$2,700 Grow Johnson County ~ for costs associated with material purchase to improve season extension & harvest storage

$855 Iowa Legal Aid ~ for costs associated with equipment purchase

$14,790 Neighbor Centers of Johnson County ~for costs associated with purchase of passenger van and playground improvements

$8,770 North Liberty Community Pantry ~ for costs associated with the development of client database system

$32,170 Rape Victim Advocacy Program ~ for costs associated with the 24-hour Sexual Abuse Hotline program

$20,250 Shelter House ~ for costs associated with the FUSE – Housing First Program

$10,000 Table 2 Table ~ for costs associated with vehicle emergency maintenance and repair

$21,565 United Action for Youth – for costs associated with the Transitional Living Program

$23,100 Funds available for future allocation

2017 Tab

Fiscal Year 2017 - $1,411,300 Awarded

$87,800 4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care Website
$45,000 Big Brother Big Sister of Johnson County Website
$46,800 The Crisis Center of Johnson County Website
$42,700 The Crisis Center of Johnson County Food Bank Website
$66,000 Domestic Violence Intervention Program Website
$50,000 Elder Services, Inc. Website
$2,000 Extend the Dream Foundation/Uptown Bills Website
$4,000 Extend the Dream Foundation/Uptown Bills/KICI Website
$2,000 Free Lunch Program of Iowa City Website
$105,000 Free Medical Clinic Website
$10,000 HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program) Website
$24,000 Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County Website
$20,000 JCLC (Johnson County Livable Communities) Website
$10,000 Pathways Adult Health Center Website
$70,000 Prelude Behavioral Services/Prevention Website
$155,000 Prelude Behavioral Services/Treatment Website
$74,000 Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County Website
$17,000 Rape Victim Advocacy Program Website
$65,000 Shelter House/Emergency Housing Website
$15,000 Shelter House/Winter Warming Shelter Website
$1,000 ARC of Johnson County/SibShip Website
$25,000 Table to Table Website
$106,000 United Action for Youth Website
$104,000 Visiting Nurse Association Website
$20,000 Four Oaks PAL Program (non-discretionary funds) Website
$54,000 Hunger Relief Grant Funds (non-discretionary funds)
$30,000 Sustainability/Green Initiatives Grant Funds (non-discretionary funds awarded December 22, 2016)

$4,588 4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care ~ for purchase of energy efficient LED lighting & air conditioning unit

$10,523 Crisis Center of Johnson County ~ for purchase of energy efficient window replacement, LED lighting and insulation

$1,150 Extend the Dream Foundation/Uptown Bill’s ~ for purchase of energy efficient LED lighting and insulation

$9,297 Johnson County Agricultural Association ~ for purchase of energy efficient LED lighting for parking lot and concourse

$4,442 Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County ~ for purchase of energy efficient LED lighting and insulation at the Pheasant Ridge facility

$60,000 Flex/Innovation Fund (non-discretionary funds awarded December 22, 2016)

$10,000 4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care ~ for purchase of passenger van

$6,000 Antelope Lending Library ~ for operational expenses

$5,000 Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids ~ for program services at Southeast Junior High School located in Iowa City

$2,000 Crisis Center of Johnson County ~ for purchase of equipment for use within the 1105 Project

$5,599 Elder Services, Inc. ~ Purchase of equipment & supplies for use within the Meals on Wheels Program

$5,750 Grow Johnson County ~ Purchase of equipment

$10,000 HACAP Food Reservoir ~ Purchase of delivery food truck

$6,651 Inside Out Reentry Community ~ for administrative staffing services

$2,000 North Liberty Community Pantry ~ for purchase of healthy foods

$7,000 Table to Table ~ for purchase of energy efficient refrigerators & freezers

$100,000 Flex/Innovation Fund & Youth Development Funds (awarded the 1st of July 2016)

$5,000 4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care ~ for costs associated with the Home Ties Child Care Center

$11,500 The Crisis Center of Johnson County ~ for costs associated with the Mobile Crisis Outreach Program

$5,000 Domestic Violence Intervention Program ~ for costs associated with adding hand rail to the Shelter entrance in order to be in ADA compliance

$9,000 Elder Services ~ for costs associated with the Meals on Wheels program

$8,000 Inside Out Reentry Community ~ for administrative staffing services

$18,000 The Dream Center ~ Youth Development to support the I-Belong Program

$7,000 Iowa Legal Aid ~ Youth Development for support of the implementation of the Youth Link Project in Johnson County

$18,000 Neighbor Centers of Johnson County ~ Youth Development through the purchase of a passenger van

$2,000 Neighbor Centers of Johnson County ~ Youth Development through the purchase of furnishing and/or electronics for the Broadway Neighborhood Center

$16,500 United Action for Youth ~ Youth Development to support Youth Center programming

2016 Tab

Fiscal Year 2016 - $1,185,535.00 Awarded

$78,000 4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care Website
$42,500 Big Brother Big Sister of Johnson County Website
$43,720 The Crisis Center of Johnson County Website
$31,500 The Crisis Center of Johnson County Food Bank Website
$63,500 Domestic Violence Intervention Program Website
$40,000 Elder Services, Inc. Website
$2,000 Extend the Dream Foundation/Uptown Bills Website
$2,000 Free Lunch Program of Iowa City Website
$105,000 Free Medical Clinic Website
$7,750 HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program) Website
$24,000 Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County Website
$18,000 JCLC (Johnson County Livable Communities) Website
$112,240 Prelude Behavioral Services/Prevention Website
$155,000 Prelude Behavioral Services/Treatment Website
$74,000 Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County Website
$16,325 Rape Victim Advocacy Program Website
$55,000 Shelter House/Emergency Housing Website
$1,000 ARC of Johnson County/SibShip Website
$20,000 Table to Table Website
$105,000 United Action for Youth Website
$109,000 Visiting Nurse Association Website
$20,000 Four Oaks PAL Program (non-discretionary funds) Website
$60,000 Flex/Innovation Fund (non-discretionary funds awarded December 22,2015)

$4,500 4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care ~ for computer server upgrades and Information Technology services

$11,000 The Crisis Center of Johnson County ~ for purchase of nutritious foods for the food pantry

$7,000 Domestic Violence Intervention Program ~ for window and door replacement at the shelter

$4,000 Elder Services ~ for implementation of the SAFE-T program

$3,000 North Liberty Food Pantry ~ for purchase of health foods, including protein and dairy items for distribution at the pantry

$15,000 Neighbor Centers of Johnson County ~ for the purchase of a passenger van

$8,500 Table to Table ~ for purchase of a van for food distribution

$4,000 United Action for Youth ~ for LGBTQ programming

$3,000 Iowa State University Extension ~ for Non-Profit Management Academy

2015 Tab

Fiscal Year 2015 - $1,183,412.00 Awarded

$78,000 4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care Website
$42,500 Big Brother Big Sister of Johnson County Website
$43,720 The Crisis Center of Johnson County Website
$31,500 The Crisis Center of Johnson County Food Bank Website
$63,500 Domestic Violence Intervention Program Website
$40,000 Elder Services, Inc. Website
$2,000 Extend the Dream Foundation/Uptown Bills Website
$2,000 Free Lunch Program of Iowa City Website
$105,000 Free Medical Clinic Website
$7,750 HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program) Website
$24,000 Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County Website
$15,500 JCLC (Johnson County Livable Communities) Website
$112,240 MECCA Prevention/Prelude Behavioral Services Website
$155,000 MECCA Treatment/Prelude Behavioral Services Website
$74,000 Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County Website
$16,325 Rape Victim Advocacy Program Website
$55,000 Shelter House/Emergency Housing Website
$1,000 SibShip/ARC of Johnson County Website
$20,000 Table to Table Website
$105,000 United Action for Youth Website
$109,000 Visiting Nurse Association Website
$20,000 Four Oaks PAL Program (non-discretionary funds) Website
$60,377 Flex/Innovation Fund (non-discretionary funds awarded December 23, 2014)

$5,250 The Crisis Center of Johnson County ~ for collective purchase of food for various Johnson County food panties

$8,250 Domestic Violence Intervention Program ~ for window replacement at the shelter

$6,000 Elder Services ~ for congregate and home bound meals to seniors

$3,500 Free Lunch Program ~for food and other operational supplies

$1,000 North Liberty Food Pantry ~ for food stock, toiletries and cleaning supplies at the pantry to meet increased need

$16,000 Shelter House on behalf of the Local Homeless Coordination Board ~ to support the Winter Emergency Temporary Shelter

$20,000 Table to Table on behalf of Grow Johnson County ~ for the start-up community garden project at the County Poor Farm