Enews 5-6-19: 2020 ATF Grant Application Meeting; Human Service Summit 2019


On May 16, 2019, a pre-proposal meeting will be held for organizations interested in applying for a 2020 Alcohol Tax Fund (ATF) grant.  The meeting will be held at Johnson County Court Services (588 E. Santa Fe, Room 1040, Olathe).  The 2020 ATF Request for Proposal and application will be reviewed from 8:30 to 9:30 for non-schools, and from 9:30 to 10:30 for public school districts.

The ATF supports programs whose principal purpose is alcohol and drug abuseeducation, prevention, detoxification, intervention and/or treatment.  Applicants for ATF grants must be recognized by the IRS under section §501(c)(3), provide health and human services programming as their primary mission, and be in good standing in Kansas or Missouri as a nonprofit corporation; or, be a program of Johnson County government, the 10th Judicial District Court, or a Johnson County public school district.  For 2020 ATF Funding Priorities click here.

Proposals are reviewed by the Drug and Alcoholism Council (DAC), a program of UCS.  The DAC advises contributing local governments on the allocation of these funds which are generated by the excise taxes on liquor-by-the-drink. Contributing to the Alcohol Tax Fund are Johnson County government, and the cities of Gardner, Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Mission, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village and Shawnee.

Applicants not receiving an ATF grant in 2019 are required to contact Marya Schott, UCS Director of Resource Allocation prior to submitting a 2020 application.


Join UCS for the 2019 Human Service Summit - Health Starts at Home. Be a part of the community conversation of how having access to a safe, stable and affordable home impacts our health. This is a unique opportunity to come together with representatives from various community sectors who care deeply about Johnson County. Our community's economic vitality and sustainability are only as healthy as those who live and work here.

8:30 a.m.-12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf
Overland Park, KS 66212

The morning kicks off with Dr. Tiffany Manuel, PhD., President and CEO of TheCaseMade, as the keynote speaker. Dr. Manuel is a dynamic speaker, thought leader, and writer on the issues of community development, social change and cross-sector partnerships. She has worked to expand opportunity for low-income workers, families and communities through 25+ years of professional and volunteer experience spanning the private and non-profit sectors, government and academia. She is the primary architect of the Opportunity360 platform, with more than 100,000 users in the community development field, which remains the most comprehensive data platform for practitioners looking to advance systems change and population outcomes. Her published work includes: "You Don't Have to Live Here" - Why Housing Messages are Backfiring and 10 Things We Can Do About It.

The Summit includes a multi-sector panel moderated by Steve Kraske of KCUR. During the session, attendees will participate in a solutions-focused discussion on how to create a response that aligns housing choice options with the economic development vision of the right mix of office, industry, retail, dining, entertainment, and education, infrastructure and support services. Home options need to reflect the different wage levels this employment mix represents.

This event is made possible with support from United Way of Greater Kansas City, REACH Healthcare Foundation, Kansas Health Foundation, University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration, Bob Kipp Endowment, and Johnson County Community College Foundation, and Fred and Carol Logan.

To register and pay online, please click here.
Register today, seating is limited.

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