Johnson County is awarding $2.1 million to local nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Interested applicants will participate in a two-part application process set to open on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023.
The Board of Supervisors is allocating $2 million to be directed towards social service, child care and other non-arts nonprofits, while $100,00 is designated for local arts nonprofits. Funding for this grant is a result of Johnson County’s investment of funds received from the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
The Building Nonprofit Capacity Grant Program focuses on providing one-time awards to nonprofits that enhance their capacity to effectively respond to COVID-19-related challenges. Priority will be given to efforts such as increasing staffing capacity and staff training, implementing capital improvements, and enhancing internal infrastructure through software and system upgrades.
Eligible organizations primarily operating within Johnson County, holding either 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) status, can apply for the grant program. Demonstrating a negative economic impact due to the pandemic is a prerequisite for eligibility.
Full grant details are available online at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/arpagrants. To provide comprehensive information and guidance, Johnson County will host an informational webinar at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, via Microsoft Teams.
For more information, contact Johnson County Grants staff at [email protected] or 319-356-6000.
The Building Nonprofit Capacity Grant Program aligns with Johnson County's commitment to fostering community resilience, particularly in the face of the ongoing pandemic. By leveraging ARPA funding, the program emphasizes adherence to federal regulations, ultimately enhancing the vibrancy and adaptability of Johnson County's nonprofit sector.
More information about ARPA and how it impacts Johnson County is available at https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/arpa.