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FISCAL YEAR 2014 APPLICATION CYCLE
The FY 2013/2014 application will open on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Applications are available through ZoomGrants.com, an online paperless process. You will find links below for information relating to the NPF application process. Applicants will use ZoomGrants.com to submit their applications. No paper applications will be accepted. Application submission deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2013 (12 a.m.).
The Neighborhood Partners Fund (NPF) is designed to assist in improving the livability of city neighborhoods through community matched funding for neighborhood improvement projects. The NPF program grants up to $5,000, which must be matched by the neighborhood with cash, volunteer labor, donated supplies, equipment or professional services. When residents volunteer for improvement projects, they meet their neighbors and work side by side. Communication improves, relationships are formed and community spirit is developed. Such is the impact of this type of small grants neighborhood funding.
Neighborhood associations, homeowners association or business associations whose primary purpose is neighborhood improvement must:
- Be located within the city of Las Vegas.
- Be registered with the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department (projects need to be implemented within the registered neighborhood's boundaries).
- Have a majority of the association’s members living or operating businesses in the neighborhood.
- Demonstrate neighborhood support for the proposed project / program.
APPLICATION AND REVIEW PROCESS
After the submission deadline, applications will be reviewed for basic requirements and eligibility. The applications will be further evaluated by the Neighborhood Partners Fund Board, whose 13 members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council. All applicants will be required to make a 10-minute presentation of their projects to the NPF Board. Funding recommendations from the NPF board on these projects will be presented to the Mayor and City Council for final approval at the July 10, 2013 City Council meeting. The NPF grant funding year will start July 17, 2013 and end June 26, 2014.
See EXHIBITS below for a list of dates and locations where six NPF workshops are being presented. The workshops will discuss how to develop a project, specifics about the NPF program and instructions on accessing ZoomGrants.com.
NPF Workshop List 2013-2014
NPF Program Guidelines
READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE ACCESSING ZOOMGRANTS.COM
Instructions for Using ZoomGrants—Completing an Application
STEPS FOR ENTERING NPF APPLICATION ON ZOOMGRANTS.COM
- Complete the Pre-Application, submit and wait for approval from the NPF Administrator. After receiving approval, complete the Questions (the rest of the application), which can be found under the Questions Tab.
- Click on the Documents Tab to complete the rest of the application with up to six attachments (see sample list, below). Not all attachments are needed. Only those that apply to your project.
- #1 Attachment – Application Certification Page
- #2 Attachment - Vendor Cost Estimates Sheet
- #3 Attachment - Project Budget Worksheet
- #4 Attachment – Donations Pledge Letter
- #5 Attachment - Volunteer Hours Pledge Sheet
- #6 Attachment - Location Permission Letter (if applicable)
READY TO APPLY ON ZOOMGRANTS.COM
Apply for 2013-2014 NPF Online (Click here for a direct link to Zoomgrants)
(this link will take you to the application at ZoomGrants.com) All applicants for the NPF grant program must use this online system.
For more information or questions, please contact Maria Castillo-Couch at 229-6881 or via e-mail.