Johnson County Attorney Ken DeCock approached the county commissioners for help in funding for Volunteers of America, and also the possibility of housing VOA workers in a county-owned space.
The VOA, DeCock said, has a gap in their funding for the year of $4,500 and he asked the commissioners if they would fund the difference to maintain their programs with the county.
After the county and VOA reached an agreement for services earlier this summer, the VOA filed grant applications to fund their programs but received less than they were expecting. The commission told DeCock they would like a formal request from the VOA on the matter.
DeCock also suggested the commission consider housing the VOA employees in county-owned space somewhere, whether in the courthouse or some other county-owned building starting next year. His reasoning for request is that the roughly $10,000 the county spends in rent for the VOA offices could be better spent in more and better VOA services for county residents. The commission will take the idea under consideration.