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“Promoting positive home and community environments to encourage safe, healthy, and successful children and families.”

The Johnson County Community Partnership is a state-wide initiative of the Department of Human Services. Both the State of Iowa and Johnson County provide critical financial support to implement our four core strategies to engage the community in the protection of children.

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Our Four strategies are:

  • Neighborhood Networking
  • Family Team Meetings
  • Shared Decision Making Team
  • Policy and Practice Change

Click here to see a complete description of the four strategies




Reports & Plans

Mini Grants

The Johnson County Community Partnership is pleased to make funds available to provide Mini Grants to organizations and/or events that support our mission.

Click here to download the Mini Grant application. This form will be reviewed by the Shared Decision Making Team within 30 days of your submission and you will be contacted via phone or letter by Laurie Nash, Johnson County Social Services.

If awarded a Mini Grant, you will be asked to submit a short (one page) summary of funding impact, including (but not limited to) the number of youth and families involved in your project.

The following efforts have been supported by Community Partnership Mini Grants in the past:

  • Antelope Lending Library Summer Service Kickoff
  • Coralville Global Community Dinner
  • embody embrace conference in North Liberty
  • Face painting at the South District Diversity Market
  • Iowa City MLK Day of Service
  • National Night Out at Wetherby Park
  • NESTT (Navigating Emotions and Stress Through Training) social Emotional Classroom at South East Junior High
  • Starting Strong Child Care Provider Nights – 4Cs
  • University of Iowa Diaper & Period Product Bank

Complete Instructions and Application - PDF File
Mini-Grant Application Form Only - PDF File
Mini-Grant Reimbursement Request and Report - PDF File
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If you have any questions about the application process for this Mini Grant, please do not hesitate to contact Laurie Nash at 319-356-6090 or email [email protected].


More information on statewide Community Partnerships for Protecting Children is available by clicking here.