The Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program (YNAPP) offers grants of $1,000 for youth to create and implement neighborhood based service learning projects of their own design.
This year, the YNAPP Grant Review Board is recommending 48 projects for a total of $42,822.08 in funding. Together, these projects will provide the city with a match of over $488,426 in volunteer hours, in-kind donations and/or financial contributions. The City Council approved their request.
- 24 Community Service projects such as collecting supplies for the less fortunate and hosting community events.
- 3 Community Improvements projects such as restoring areas of neighborhoods, schools, and community centers with murals, gardens and cleanups.
- 22 Community Education projects such as peer mentoring and increasing youth awareness of community health and safety issues through conferences and workshops.
Youth are project leaders and work toward ways to make positive changes in their neighborhoods. Youth participants between ages of 8 and 18 (from neighborhood associations, social organizations, religious groups, educational institutions, etc.) are eligible to apply for YNAPP funding.
There is an annual application process and the appointed YNAPP Grant Review Board reviews all applications. Technical assistance is provided to grant recipients by city staff, and monthly project reports are required until project completion. Grant recipients are required to sign a contract with the city of Las Vegas, outlining the group's project commitment.
For more information, contact Candace Boring at 702-229-2072 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are accepted during the fall.