Johnson County to offer youth development grants to nonprofits


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JOHNSON COUNTY – The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for Juvenile Justice and Youth Development (JJYD) programs for the FY23 – FY25 grant cycle. Up to $400,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations providing evidence-based, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate youth development and delinquency prevention services to Johnson County youth aged 10 to 16 years old.

JJYD programs will increase opportunities for positive youth development outside of school, strengthen protective factors in at-risk youth, and prevent or reduce the need for intensive intervention services and out-of-home placements. Successful bidders will receive an annual contract starting July 1, with the option of two additional renewals, depending on the availability of funding and progress toward service scope and performance metrics.

The application link and instructions can be found at under RFPs and Applications or under Bids, Proposals, and RFPs.

Letters of intent are due by 4 p.m. March 7 to A bidders’ conference will be held at 1 p.m. on March 9. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on April 15. For more information, contact Laurie Nash, Manager of Youth and Family Services, at


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