Throughout his tenure at the firm, Johan has helped develop TPA’s Business Assistance Program model, allowing TPA to work closely with local governments and small businesses across the State to access funding to mitigate the economic impacts from the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster.
Areas of policy expertise:
- Economic Development
- Parks and Recreation
- Natural Resources
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Research Assistant, Business and Employment Litigation, Webb Law Group APC
- Research Assistant, Department of English, California State University Fresno
- Johannus worked with the City of Vallejo to secure $5,114,754 from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program, administered by the US Department of Justice. The funding allowed the City to hire eight (8) new police officers focused on transformative and equitable community-based policing that protects the lives and dignity of its residents.
- Johannus worked with the City of Lafayette to provide direct guidance to small businesses struggling under the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster. This involved coordination with the City, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide one-on-one guidance to small businesses suffering negative economic effects from the COVID-19 Pandemic. This included navigating the City’s small businesses to secure $1,561,100 in federal SBA relief programs.
- Johannus worked with Kings Canyon Unified School District to secure $348,879 from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program. This involved coordination with the District, the local Council of Governments, and the California Department of Transportation to ensure that the application and subsequent grant award process was completed. The funding allowed the District to purchase two compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.
- Johannus worked with the Guadalupe Union School District to secure $70,898 from the California State Preschool Program. The funding allowed the District to establish a full-year preschool program, addressing the needs of low income working families in the area. Funding also allowed the district to provide a curricular framework targeted at helping children with special needs attain the foundations to progress academically and socially.
- Johannus worked with the Guadalupe Union School District to secure over $45,000 from the Good Sports Foundation. The funding allowed the District to purchase new sports equipment for its over 1,200 students. This funding also revamped the District’s depleted Physical Education Department to better serve the boom in local student enrollment.
- Johannus worked with the City of Emeryville to secure $238,819 from the Existing Shuttle/Feeder Bus and Rideshare Services Grant Program, administered by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD). The funding allowed the City to continue the Emery Go-Round Shuttle Project, a fare-free last-mile public transportation system connecting employees, residents and visitors of Emeryville from the MacArthur BART Station to various locations throughout the City.
Recreation and Natural Resources:
- Johannus led a joint application with the City of South San Francisco, South San Francisco Youth Baseball, and the South San Francisco Junior Giants that was awarded $67,590 from the Major-League Baseball Tomorrow Fund. The grant helped fund the complete renovation of Brentwood Park’s pee-wee baseball field and stretched the City’s budget for further park renovation.
California State University, Fresno, Bachelor of Arts, English