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YNAPP Grant

YNAPP Grant

The Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program (YNAPP) offers grants of up to $1,250 for youth to create and implement neighborhood based service learning projects of their own design. Click here for more information.
Neighborhood Partners Fund

Neighborhood Partners Fund

The Neighborhood Partners Fund is designed to assist in improving livability through community matched funding for neighborhood improvement projects. The program grants up to $5,000, which must be matched by the neighborhood with cash, volunteer labor, donated supplies, equipment or professional services.

Eligibility

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 Office of Community Services (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, before being presented to the City Council for final approval. All applicants will be required to make a 10-minute presentation of their projects to the board. For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Community Services at 702-229-2330. Additional information available in the Neighborhood Partners Fund Overview, and you can apply online.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant

The city of Las Vegas seeks qualified applicants that will provide opportunities for affordable housing to prevent and reduce homelessness, create safe and livable communities, economic opportunities for individuals with low to moderate incomes, and educational enrichment opportunities. The Request for Proposal (RFP) invites qualified organizations to submit an application for an assessment of their organizational structure, staffing, their organization’s ability to meet the scope of work, and relevant experience. *Please note that this RFP is for a two-year grant period with a minimum $50,000 award request and funding amount.

Please see Request for CDBG Proposal below for access to the CDBG Public Services Application, due by Nov. 18, 2021, at 3 p.m. Please contact Melanie Riley with any questions at mriley@lasvegasnevada.gov or 702.229.2381.

Grant Requirements

  • All agencies must be an IRS 501 C(3) or (4) nonprofit in good standing to apply.
  • Agencies must have been in business at least one year prior to the application release date.
  • Agencies must be in good standing with the Nevada Secretary of State Office.
  • Agencies must have a current city of Las Vegas business license for the address where the services will be provided.
  • The award of any agreement based on applications received in response to this RFP is contingent upon the city's receipt of its entitlement federal funding received annually from the United States Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD).

Potential applicants for the grant program should review the eligibility criteria, program regulations, Public Notice of Funding, Request for Proposal and Application Manual. After the submission deadline, city staff reviews all applications for applicant and project eligibility. Applicants are sent a letter of explanation if the application is ineligible for CDBG funding. All eligible applications are made available to the Community Development Recommending Board members. The 13-member citizen board then submits recommendations to the City Council for approval.

How to Apply

ZoomGrants is an online submission software program and requires that all applications be submitted via the website. Hard (paper) copies will not be accepted.

In order to begin the application process in ZoomGrants, click on this link.

In order to submit an application, every question must be completed. A complete electronic application and the uploaded attachments must be received no later than Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at 3 p.m.

Emergency Solutions Grant

Emergency Solutions Grant

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is authorized by the HUD McKinney-Vento (HEARTH Act). ESG funds can be used to provide a wide range of services and support. The city of Las Vegas is focused on funding two program components: Rapid Rehousing and Homelessness Prevention. These activities are designed to move homeless people quickly to permanent housing and prevent families from moving into an emergency shelter or living in a public place not meant for human habitation, through housing relocation and stabilization services. The Request for Proposal (RFP) invites qualified organizations to submit an application for an assessment of their organizational structure, staffing, their organization’s ability to meet the scope of work, and relevant experience. *Please note that this RFP is for a two-year grant period.

Please see Request for ESG Proposal below for access to the ESG Application, due by Nov. 18, 2021, at 3 p.m. Please contact Stephany Coaley, with any questions at scoaley@lasvegasnevada.gov or 702.229.2364.

Grant Requirements

  • All agencies must be an IRS 501 C(3) or (4) nonprofit in good standing to apply.
  • Agencies must be a licensed shelter within the city limits to apply for operations funds.
  • Agencies must have been in business at least one year prior to the application release date.
  • Agencies must have a minimum 100-percent match, which can be agency cash 75 percent and in-kind 25 percent, or committed funds.
  • Agencies must be in good standing with the Nevada Secretary of State Office.
  • Agencies must have a current city of Las Vegas business license for the address where the services will be provided.

The award of any agreement based on applications received in response to this process is contingent upon the city's receipt of its entitlement federal funding received annually from the United States Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD).

Potential applicants for the grant program should review the eligibility criteria, program regulations, policies and procedures found in the ESG application program manual. After the submission deadline, city staff review all applications for applicant and project eligibility. Applicants are sent a letter of explanation if the application is ineligible for ESG funding. All eligible applications are made available to the Community Development Recommending Board members. The 13-member citizen board then submits recommendations to the City Council for approval.

How to Apply

ZoomGrants is an online submission software program and requires that all applications be submitted via the website. Hard (paper) copies will not be accepted.

In order to begin the application process in ZoomGrants, click on this link.

In order to submit an application, every question must be completed. A complete electronic application and the uploaded attachments must be received no later than Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at 3 p.m.

Home Investment Partnerships

Home Investment Partnerships

This federal program provides funds to municipalities and nonprofit organizations to expand the supply of affordable housing, especially rentals for low-income households. For more information or to apply call 702.229.2330. View the Home Investment Partnership Manual, read the application instructions and apply online.
Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids

Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids

The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program is designed to provide resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low-income persons with AIDS or related diseases and their families. HOPWA funds may be used to assist all forms of housing designed to prevent homelessness through direct housing assistance, supportive services, and other program activities. Eligible persons and programs must reside within the Paradise Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area, consisting of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson, Blue Diamond, Mesquite, Searchlight, Moapa, Overton, Bunkerville, Cal-Nev-Ari, Coyote Springs, Indian Springs, Jean, Laughlin, Logandale, Sloan and unincorporated Clark County. The Request for Proposal (RFP) invites qualified organizations to submit an application for an assessment of their organizational structure, staffing, their organization’s ability to meet the scope of work, and relevant experience. *Please note that this RFP is for a two-year grant period.

Please see Request for HOPWA Proposal below for access to the HOPWA Application, due by Nov. 18, 2021, at 3 p.m. Please contact Stephany Coaley, with any questions at scoaley@lasvegasnevada.gov or 702.229.2364.

  • All agencies must be an IRS 501 C(3) or (4) nonprofit in good standing to apply.
  • Agencies must have been in business at least one year prior to the application release date.
  • To apply for HOPWA funds, agencies must serve clients who have HIV or AIDS and must provide HIV case management and/or direct housing services.
  • Agencies must be in good standing with the Nevada Secretary of State Office.
  • Agencies must have a current city of Las Vegas business license for the address where the services will be provided.

Potential applicants for the grant program should review the eligibility criteria, program regulations, Public Notice of Funding, Request for Proposal and Application Manual. After the submission deadline, city staff reviews all applications for applicant and project eligibility. Applicants are sent a letter of explanation if the application is ineligible for HOPWA funding. All eligible applications are made available to the Community Development Recommending Board members. The 13-member citizen board then submits recommendations to the City Council for approval.

How to Apply

ZoomGrants is an online submission software program and requires that all applications be submitted via the website. Hard (paper) copies will not be accepted.

In order to begin the application process in ZoomGrants, click on this link.

In order to submit an application, every question must be completed. A complete electronic application and the uploaded attachments must be received no later than Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at 3 p.m.

Fair Housing

Fair Housing

The city of Las Vegas is committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing for all residents of our community. View the Fair Housing link for additional information.

Fair Housing Information
Centennial Grants

Centennial Grants

The Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial is a group of appointed citizens who oversee the distribution of centennial grants to generate community projects that promote and preserve Las Vegas history. The mission of the Las Vegas Centennial Commission is to preserve and celebrate the history of the people and the city of Las Vegas.

The group receives funding through the Centennial license plate, a special commemorative plate still available through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

The plate features the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign designed by Betty Whitehead Willis in 1959, which still stands in the median island south of Tropicana Avenue on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Since 2005 the commission has awarded more than $21 million in grants to projects such as the production of the Las Vegas Days Parade and Rodeo, the restoration of vintage neon signage located along the Las Vegas Boulevard median, the restoration of the Historic Westside School, the production of educational materials for the Natural History Museum, and the digitization of historical newspapers and periodicals. Funding has also been awarded to artists to develop historical films and documentaries, and to record and document oral histories from numerous local communities. For more information contact Diane Siebrandt at dsiebrandt@lasvegasnevada.gov.

Resources

HPC Legacy Preservation Grant Application
HPC Legacy Bricks & Mortar Grant Application
Housing & Urban Development Reports

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