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Supervisors award grants

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 11, 2014 5:00 AM

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors awarded 31 block grants totaling $1.4 million on Thursday.

The top three services awarded grants under Social Services Block Grants included MECCA prevention and treatment services for $267,000. MECCA prevention and treatment services provide community-based substance abuse and behavioral health services.

United Action for Youth received $105,000, and the Visiting Nurse Association got $109,000.

United Action for Youth offers youth development, counseling, and prevention programs that make use of young people’s talents, creativity, and energies.

The Visiting Nurse Association provides health services to individuals in their home and community settings.

The top three services awarded grants under Economic Development/Quality of Life Block Grants included $95,000 for the Johnson County Agricultural Association, $59,224 for the city of Iowa City for the Senior Center, and  $50,000 for the Iowa City Area Development Group.

— by Kaitlin DeWulf


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