Information about existing programs—including scholarship opportunities—can be found through the Children, Families, and Early Education pages.

Current funded programs include:

School Ready Scholarships
Infant & Child Safety
Nurse Home Visitation – United Action for Youth
Parents As Teachers Home Visitation
Young Parent Program – United Action for Youth
Family Support Services – Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County
Child Care Provider Supports – 4C
Positive Environments for Positive Behaviors – 4Cs
Childcare Alliance Response Team (CART) – Grant Wood AEA
Head Start & Early Head Start Expansion – HACAP
Home Ties Emergency Childcare
Early Education Expansion & Wraparound – NCJC

Other community-based supported programs

Funding Opportunities:

The Johnson County Empowerment/Early Childhood Iowa Board has delayed the Request for Proposals process until FY 2022.

Current contractors can request an extension of contracts through FY 2021.  To request a renewal, submit the following forms by noon on Monday, April 13, 2020:

FY21 Renewal Form Word   OR  FY21 Renewal Request fillable PDF
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FY21 Budget Updated
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The JCE/ECI Area has funds available for programs to ensure that young children are properly nurtured and stimulated in safe and healthy environments so that they are ready to learn and succeed when they enter school and to increase the availability of quality child care to support parents in obtaining or retaining employment.  Funds will support programs that serve families with children age 0 – 5 years including pregnant women and will have a positive impact on measures of:

  • early education,
  • children’s health, and/or
  • parent education and family support services

Contractor Documents:

Contractor Documents

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