Johnson County Board of County Commissioners have awarded CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act funds, which will subsidize Johnson County Park and Recreation District school-age remote learning and child care programs.
JCPRD’s portion of the funds will allow the agency to provide JCPRD remote learning hubs and Out of School Time (OST) services at discounted rates for children ages 5 to 12 to qualifying families.
“We’re grateful to the county for these funds, which will provide much-needed support to families throughout our community,” said Jennifer Anderson, JCPRD’s manager of Children’s Services.
The funds will be available to eligible families who live or work in Johnson County. Participating families must also meet at least one of the following requirements:
The funds will be awarded on a sliding scale based on income at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% discounts.
Families may apply for qualifying JCPRD child care and remote learning hub programs beginning today, Sept. 28. Current participants in qualifying JCPRD programs have also been notified of this opportunity, and the subsidies will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applicants can access the COVID-19 School Age Remote Learning & Child Care Subsidy Application at jcprd.com. A JCPRD staff member will contact applicants within two business days to confirm eligibility and assist with enrollment when appropriate. All funding will remain in effect through Dec. 30, or until funding is depleted.
For additional information, contact the JCPRD Registration office at (913) 831-3359 or by email email@example.com. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.