Enews 02-04-2020: Poverty Trends in Jo Co; Seeking Director Candidates; 2020 Census

Poverty in Johnson County Municipalities

UCS has published a new fact sheet detailing the poverty rates for each of Johnson County's 19 cities and seven townships, based on the most recent five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. While poverty rates vary by community and age group, every municipality is home to residents who experience poverty. These households do not have enough income to meet the cost of living, which may limit their ability to acquire basic needs such as safe housing, health care service, and reliable transportation. Read the full fact sheet on our website.




UCS Seeks Candidates for Director of Resource Allocation

United Community Services has begun seeking qualified candidates for a Director of Resource Allocation. Our current director, Marya Schott, will be retiring after 18 years at UCS. UCS staff and board are grateful for Marya's contributions to the Human Service Fund, the Alcohol Tax Fund and Drug and Alcoholism Council, and the Children's Coordinating Council.

The Director of Resource Allocation is responsible for managing grant review, evaluation and recommended allocations for the Human Service Fund and Alcohol Tax Fund, as well as data analysis, engagement of community partners to achieve collective impact, and organizational resource development support. Click here to view the position description.

2020 Census - Everyone Counts for the 2020 Census!

Not having a quality, fair and accurate 2020 Census will cost Kansas nearly $4,000 annually for every household undercounted.  Currently, Kansas receives more than $6.05 billion for 55 federal assistance programs that distribute funds based on decennial Census-derived statistics.  Approximately 300 financial assistance programs created by Congress rely on data derived from the Decennial Census to guide the fair distribution of hundreds of billions in funds to states and local areas. (FY 2016 figures. Source: George Washington Institute of Public Policy.)

For more information on the Census and Johnson County's Complete Count efforts, go to Count Me In JoCo.

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