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Fiscal Year 2014-2015 NPF APPLICATION CYCLE
The FY 2014-2015 application will open on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Applicants must submit their NPF grant project proposals through ZoomGrants.com. An applicant’s first access to ZoomGrants.com during an application cycle must be made via the city of Las Vegas’ “READY TO APPLY ON ZOOMGRANTS.COM” link, listed below. ZoomGrants.com will ask applicants to set up username and passwords. Applicants must then complete, submit and wait for approval of a nine-question Pre-Application. Approval notification of the pre-application will be received via email. Applicants will be allowed to complete the rest of the application if approval notification is received. Applicants will be able to access ZoomGrants.com directly after the initial setup procedure.
Applications must be submitted by Thursday, April 17, 2014 (11:59 p.m.), the NPF cycle deadline.
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. Download the NPF Applicant Program Overview/Schedule EXHIBIT to review application cycle timeline.
Funding recommendations from the NPF board on these projects will be presented to the Mayor and City Council for final approval at the July 16, 2014, City Council meeting. The NPF grant funding year will start July 17, 2014 and end June 22, 2015.
See EXHIBITS below for a list of dates and locations where six NPF workshops are being presented. These workshops will discuss how to develop a project, specifics about the NPF program and instructions on accessing ZoomGrants.com.
NPF Workshop List 2014-2015
NPF Applicant Program Overview/Schedule
NPF Program Guidelines
- FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE ACCESSING ZOOMGRANTS.COM
Instructions for Using ZoomGrants—Completing an Application
- READY TO APPLY ON ZOOMGRANTS.COM
Access the 2014-2015 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 229-6681 or via e-mail.