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Johnson County to host Quality of Life event

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Johnson County, Iowa – On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors will host the event “Enhancing Quality of Life in Johnson County: A Celebration of Community Partners,” at the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building, 855 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City, in the second-floor conference room 203 B/C. A reception begins at 4:30 p.m. with a brief program at 5 p.m.

The event is an opportunity for the Board of Supervisors to recognize and thank community organizations that receive county funds. Those organizations’ staff, volunteers, boards of directors and individuals who have benefited from the programs are invited to attend. The public is also welcome.

For fiscal year 2019, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors allocated nearly $2 million through various grant and fund allocation processes to more than four dozen community partners, including social services organizations, libraries, and economic development groups. The board directed additional funds to address environmental sustainability efforts and, for the third year, the Board will also commit $630,000 to address critical affordable housing needs.

The Board of Supervisors also awarded funding in the current fiscal year to social service agencies to meet emergency needs, implement innovative programming, and assist with food insecurity.

Unlike many grant programs, county funding can be used by organizations for critical operating expenses, helping build financial stability. In addition, county funds can be used to leverage additional money from federal, state or private resources.

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