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Economic Development And Quality Of Life Block Grants

Each year, through the budgeting process, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors allocates funds to promote economic development in Johnson County and enhance the quality of life of its residents. The grants are taxpayer-funded and the Board of Supervisors is committed to careful allocation and oversight of these funds. Funds approved during this budget process will be paid between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

Process: There are separate applications for economic development and quality of life grants although the grants are paid from the same fund and the County does not have separate allocations for each type of grant. There are separate applications only for purposes of clarification. Applicants should read through the objectives and criteria for each type of grant and complete the application that best fits their program.

Grant Timeline

November 17: Applications due

December: Board of Supervisors reviews and considers applications

March: Board of Supervisors approves County budget, including block grants. Applicants are notified of Board decisions

August: Quarterly payments begin

February: Mid-year report due

August: Year end report due


For more information about Johnson County block grants, contact Andy Johnson (ajohnson@co.johnson.ia.us, 319-356-6000) Executive Assistant


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2017 Tab

Fiscal Year 2017 - $342,724.00 Awarded

$16,000 Grow: Johnson County Website
$52,500 Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) Group Website
$3,500 Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature Website
$59,244 Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center Website
$3,000 Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development Website
$145,000 Johnson County Agricultural Association Website
$21,000 Johnson County Historical Society Website
$4,000 KICI Radio at Uptown Bills Website
$10,000 Rural Health and Safety Clinic of Greater Johnson County
$6,500 Workplace Learning Connection @ Kirkwood Website
$2,000 Clear Creek Amana - Springmeier Website
$2,000 Lone Tree Community Library Website
$7,000 Oxford Public Library Website
$11,000 Swisher Community Library Website

2016 Tab

Fiscal Year 2016 - $299,268.00 Awarded

$95,000 Johnson County Agricultural Association Website
$6,544 Workplace Learning Connection @ Kirkwood Website
$59,244 Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center Website
$3,000 Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature Website
$50,000 Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) Group Website
$20,000 Grow: Johnson County Website
$25,000 Johnson County Historical Society Website
$17,000 Rural Health and Safety Clinic of Greater Johnson County
$3,000 Johnson County Food Policy Council Website
$2,500 Solon Senior Advocates, Inc Website
$2,000 Clear Creek Amana - Springmeier Website
$2,000 Lone Tree Community Library Website
$7,000 Oxford Public Library Website
$7,000 Swisher Community Library Website

2015 Tab

Fiscal Year 2015 - $311,524.00 Awarded

$95,000 Johnson County Agricultural Association
$6,500 Workplace Learning Connection @ Kirkwood
$59,224 Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center
$15,000 Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development (IVRCD)
$500 Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature
$50,000 Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) Group
$38,300 Johnson County Historical Society
$17,000 Rural Health and Safety Clinic of Greater Johnson County
$7,000 Community Corrections Improvement Association (CCIA)
$5,000 Johnson County Food Policy Council
$2,000 Clear Creek Amana - Springmeier
$2,000 Lone Tree Community Library
$7,000 Oxford Public Library
$7,000 Swisher Community Library