he Johnson County Direct Assistance Program application period has been extended until 2 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022. Residents who are low- to moderate-income with documented hardship due to COVID-19 are invited to apply for a $1,400 emergency relief payment. The program provides one-time, financial assistance. Only Johnson County residents are eligible for the program.

Residents can receive additional application assistance from 12 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 in Room 203 B/C of the Health and Human Services Building, 855 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

Residents are encouraged to complete and submit applications as soon as possible to allow time to resolve technology issues.

Applications are only available through the Johnson County website. There is no fee to apply or to receive application assistance. A number of local organizations are available to provide application assistance to residents. For more information, visit https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/direct-assistance-program. Scroll down to “Frequently Asked Questions” and then click on “How Can I Get Help Completing an Application?” Applications must be submitted by 2 p.m. on Friday, May 27.

Additional information about the Direct Assistance Program is available in English at https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/direct-assistance-program or in Spanish at https://johnsoncountyiowa.gov/programa-de-asistencia-directa. On the website, applicants can find the application and the list of accepted documentation in English, Spanish, French, Swahili, and Arabic as well as information about application assistance.

More information about ARPA and how it impacts Johnson County is available at https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/arpa.

Date of publication

Monday, April 25, 2022