Human Service Fund

The Human Service Fund (HSF) is a pool of general tax dollars from local municipalities and County government that invest their support in area non-profit agency programs that help avoid, defer, or reduce costs that would otherwise be incurred by city or County governments. Initiated by County Commissioners in 1980, cities joined the partnership in 1990. For 2018, $335,715 was awarded to 15 agency programs that promote self-sufficiency and build well-being for Johnson County residents. UCS provides local governments with a structured accountable system through which non-profit agencies competitively apply for and access funds to serve Johnson County residents.

The 2019 HSF Request for Proposal was released in May and applications are due July 11, 2018. Approximately $336,000 is anticipated to be awarded in 2019 grants. Applicants not receiving a 2018 HSF grant must discuss their request before it is submitted to UCS. For the 2019 application and more information, contact Marya Schott, 913-438-4764 or

2019 HSF Agency Standards
2018 UCS Human Service Fund Recommendations Report
2017 UCS Human Service Fund Year-End Report


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