Prioritizing community investments to support the work of local human service organizations.
Homelessness: UCS acts as Johnson County's Continuum of Care on Homelessness' (CoC) lead agency and writes the collaborative application annually on behalf of local members. (Approx. $700,000)
Alcohol Tax Fund: UCS' Drug and Alcoholism Council of Johnson County, on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners and nine cities, oversees the allocation of local Alcohol Tax Funds to substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. In 2019, nearly 49,000 Johnson County residents benefited from 25 programs funded in part by Alcohol Tax Funds. In 2020, jurisdictions allocated over $2 million to 25 programs for direct services.
Human Service Fund: UCS leverages resources for programs that support safety net services which assist residents facing difficult circumstances, and promote economic security and personal safety. In 2019, approximately 60,000 Johnson County residents benefited from programs designed to offer support and create opportunities to build self-sufficiency and well-being. In 2020, $371,776 was awarded to 15 programs.