The 15th annual Neighborhood Partners Fund (NPF) application process has begun, offering registered city of Las Vegas neighborhood associations the opportunity to apply for a maximum of $5,000 to help improve the quality of their neighborhoods. Applicants are encouraged to register and attend one of six workshops scheduled during July to learn about the program and the paperless method of applying for the grant. The next workshop is Wednesday, July 11. Complete information about NPF grants is available on the city of Las Vegas website. Residents with questons can contact Maria Castillo-Couch at 229-6681. The deadline for applications is Aug. 9, 2012.