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Johnson County to use $30 Million for COVID-19 relief; will reach out to community for feedback

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 14:52:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Relief is on the way for Johnson County families in need, thanks to $30 million in COVID-19 relief funds allocated by the county.

The county says the funds will have six main focuses for the community which include:

  • Mental Health
  • Aging
  • Housing
  • Small business assistance
  • Workforce development
  • Digital access

The county has partnered with the University of Kansas and the organization “All In for Kids,” as part of the relief efforts.

To make the best use of the funds, the county will, “gather stories from every corner of our county through a simple online survey.”

People around the county will have the opportunity to share the struggle they’ve faced during the pandemic by filling out the surveys.

If you’re interested in sharing your story, the links to the survey’s can be found here:

English: https://ourtomorro.ws/JoCoStories

Spanish: https://ourtomorro.ws/JoCoStories_es

The deadline to submit your story is Aug 12., because the funding “must be expended by Dec. 30," the county said.

After the deadline county officials will then use the responses as they develop ideas on how to use the funds.

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