The Las Vegas City Council awarded $25,000 in grants as part of the annual Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program (YNAPP) at today’s City Council meeting. YNAPP offers grants for up to $1,000 for youth to create and implement neighborhood-based service learning projects of their own design.
A total of 31 youth groups were awarded grants at today’s meeting. The projects range from a group working on a special education student field day to a group raising funds to provide caps and gowns to graduating high school students who are homeless.
The program requires youth to match the city’s grant with cash, volunteer time or in-kind services and goods donated to the project. Projects are required to take place in city limits.
YNAPP encourages youth to take ownership of their neighborhoods and work with adults and local businesses to make the city a better place to live.
Grant applications are reviewed by the YNAPP board, whose members are appointed by the City Council. Funding recommendations are then presented to the City Council for final approval.