Applicants Should Attend One of Four Grant Workshops Scheduled Feb. 25-March 28
The annual Neighborhood Partners Fund (NPF) grant application process has begun, offering registered city of Las Vegas neighborhood associations in all city wards the opportunity to apply for a maximum of $5,000 to help address critical neighborhood issues. There is $80,000 available for neighborhood grants this year. The NPF, a real “do-it-yourself” program for neighborhoods, allows the city to support transformative changes in the community as well as citizen creativity, empowerment and responsibility. Applications will be accepted online Feb. 10 through April 27, 2020.
Landscaping projects, senior citizen home safety programs, murals, or other proposals related to community improvement are types of neighborhood improvement projects that may qualify under this grant. The program requires neighborhood associations match the city’s grant with cash, volunteer time, or in-kind services and goods donated to the project. Projects are required to take place within city limits and neighborhood boundaries, be completed within an eight-month period, and include direct resident involvement in all phases.
Applicants are encouraged to register and attend one of four scheduled workshops to learn about the program and the automated method of applying for the grant. Applicants will use ZoomGrants to submit their applications. No paper applications will be accepted. To register for a workshop, call 702-229-1762. Workshops are scheduled:
- Tuesday, Feb. 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., East Las Vegas Community Center, Conference Room 1, 250 N. Eastern Ave., (702) 229-1515.
- Saturday, March 7, 9 to 11 a.m., Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., (702) 229-6359.
- Tuesday, March 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. East Las Vegas Community Center, Conference Room 1, 250 N. Eastern Ave., (702) 229-1515.
- Saturday, March 28, 9 to 11 a.m., Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., (702) 229-6359.
See more details in the overview and workshop schedule. After the submission deadline, applications will be reviewed for basic requirements and eligibility. The applications will be further evaluated by the NPF Board, whose members are appointed by the 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 City Council for final approval at the July 22, 2020, City Council meeting. Go online for more details on NPF, or call Alma Estrada at 702-229-1762.