Enews 5-11-23: Executive Director Search; HSF Pre-Proposal Meeting; Human Service Summit 2023

UCS Seeks Its Next Executive Director

United Community Services of Johnson County has retained OMNI HRM to assist in the search for their next Executive Director. This role has overall strategic and operation responsibility for UCS’ staff, programs, initiatives, and execution of mission. The ideal candidate will embrace the mission, vision and values of UCS and work to propel the organization forward. Referrals are welcome for this key role. For more information, please click this link: https://tinyurl.com/ucsexecdirsearch

Human Service Fund Grant Cycle and Pre-Proposal Meeting

The 2024 Human Service Fund (HSF) grant cycle is open as of May 11, 2023! Applications are due July 6 by 12:00 p.m. HSF will be offering small grants through a Small Grants Pool Request for Proposals (RFP) in addition to the regular HSF RFP.

HSF provides grants to nonprofit agencies in support of human service programs that promote the well-being, personal safety and self-sufficiency of Johnson County residents. Approximately $450,000 is anticipated to be awarded in 2024 grants through the regular HSF application and the small grants application. For more information about UCS or HSF, please see UCS’ website.

The 2024 HSF Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom:

May 18, 9-9:50 a.m. for the Small Grants Pool HSF RFP; and

May 18, 10-10:50 a.m. for the regular HSF RFP

 RSVP to Christina Ashie Guidry, christinag@ucsjoco.org, with your name, title, and affiliated agency by May 16th for the Zoom invite. You will need an invitation to enter the meeting.

It is strongly recommended that all current and potential HSF applicants attend the pre-proposal meeting. All new applicants to the HSF must meet with Christina to review eligibility requirements prior to submitting an application for funding.

 2024 HSF Grant documents, including the Request for Proposals (RFP) for regular and small grant applicants, the 2024 HSF Applications for regular and small grant applicants, the 2024 HSF regular and small grants budget, and the 2024 regular and small grant Agency Standards are on the UCS website.

Register Today for June 21 Human Service Summit

Our 2023 Human Service Summit will bring attention to one of Johnson County’s most complex issues: homelessness. Participants will learn about the realities of homelessness in our community and about the collaborative solutions that can help make a difference. Register today for this important conversation.

Participants will learn about a planning initiative to address gaps and meet the needs of the unhoused in our community and innovative approaches to strengthen our housing continuum. Attainable housing is the best prevention to homelessness.

We recognize that the key to addressing homelessness and other big issues is to do it together. We each have a role to play in making our community a better place for all. Attendees at the 2023 Human Service Summit will participate in activities and discussions that will equip them to take action together.

 Save your spot for the 2023 Human Service Summit.

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