The Johnson County Direct Assistance Program application appeal process began on Monday, June 13, and will end at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

The appeal process is for applicants who need to provide additional documentation or information to be considered eligible for the program. All individuals who applied for the program have received notification of the status of their application through the email address they submitted when they applied.

Johnson County received 2,596 applications for the program. Of those applications, 2,067 have been determined to be eligible for the program based on documentation and information provided. There are 529 applicants who need to provide additional documentation and information through the appeal process in order to be determined eligible.

Individuals seeking assistance with their application appeal can contact Johnson County at daprogram@johnsoncountyiowa.gov or 319-688-5988 between noon and 4 p.m. Additionally, applicants may come in-person to room 214 of the Health and Human Services Building, 855 S. Dubuque Street on the following days and times:

  • Tuesday, June 14 – noon to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 15 – noon to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 16 – 9 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, June 21 – noon to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 22 – noon to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 23 – 9 a.m. to noon

Applications for Johnson County’s Direct Assistance Program were accepted from Monday, April 25 through 2 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022. No new applications will be accepted.

Eligibility for the Direct Assistance Program is not a guarantee of funding. The Johnson County Direct Assistance Program will notify all applicants of funding decisions when the appeal and selection process conclude.

Johnson County’s Direct Assistance Program provides one-time, financial assistance to eligible residents who have suffered hardship due to COVID-19. Only Johnson County residents are eligible for the Direct Assistance Program. Based on Iowa Code, someone who lives in Johnson County for the purpose of receiving services; residing in a hospital, correctional facility, halfway house, nursing facility, intermediate care facility; or for the purpose of attending a college or university is not considered a Johnson County resident.

More information is available on the Direct Assistance Program website in English at https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/direct-assistance-program or in Spanish at https://johnsoncountyiowa.gov/programa-de-asistencia-directa

More information about the American Rescue Plan Act and how it impacts Johnson County is available at https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/arpa.

For more information, contact the Johnson County Supervisor's Office at 319-356-6000. 

Date of publication

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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