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Clark County Social Service

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12/09/21 4:00 PM PST


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Grants to Nevada nonprofits and local government entities in eligible regions for programs to foster the self-sufficiency and independence of needy residents. A pre-application must be submitted prior to the full application. Funding is also intended for programs and events that encourage community pride and cohesiveness, and facilities and projects that strengthen the community's infrastructure. All programs must serve Clark County.

 There are two application tracks, Department Initiative and Community Initiative.

  • Department Initiative: Programs that address specific needs of Clark County Departments: Family Services, Juvenile Justice Services and/or Social Service; either by filling gaps in services to Clark County's most vulnerable populations and/or by complementing services currently provided by county departments. 
  • Community Initiative: Programs providing a substantial benefit needed by disadvantaged citizens to increase their self-sufficiency and personal independence, to foster community pride or cohesiveness, and/or to strengthen the community's infrastructure. 

Generally, OAG funds are intended to supplement services provided directly by the County, or are funded in lieu of the need for the County to establish such programs.

Program types may include: 

  • Advocacy/ Community Outreach: Awareness, advocacy, on behalf of a specific clientele/cause
  • Case Management: Services that aim to have client achieve the optimum level of wellness and functional capability
  • Child Development: Services that aid in improving children’s cognitive, social, emotional development.
  • Family Development: Services aiming to achieve the optimum level of wellness and functional capability of families
  • Community/Economic Development: Projects/services that diversify the economy of Southern Nevada; encourage business development; relocation and the creation of job and industry clusters; creating new jobs
  • Asset Development/Financial Literacy: Efforts that increase the community’s skills and knowledge to achieve and improve financial security and circumstances
  • Job Training: Services improving employment skills (ex. resume help, job connections, vocational job training)
  • Education/Literacy: Projects improving the general education of residents (ex. reading programs, tutoring)
  • Energy Conservation: Services aiming to reduce consumption of energy, and/or develop energy-efficient cost-cutting improvements
  • Food/Nutrition: Projects distributing food/nutritional supplements to members of the community
  • Health/Mental Health: Health projects provide direct medical, dental, vision, or mental health services to Clark County residents. Mental Health projects provide direct mental health services to Clark County residents
  • Homeless Services: Programs that provide essential services, emergency shelter, or housing to Clark County residents
  • Senior Services: Projects/Programs that provide services to seniors only (ex. Transportation, meals, assistance)
  • Arts/Cultural: Projects that foster cultural and artistic capacity/ awareness (ex. Fine Arts, cultural activities for the community)

For information on target populations, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164174

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

There are two application tracks, each with a tentative allocation of $1.5 million.
- Department Initiative: ($1.5 Million) Programs must request a minimum of $30,000 to be considered for funding. There is no maximum dollar amount limit, however, please consider the total funding available for Department Initiatives. It is your agency’s responsibility to reach out to each County Department regarding their gaps and needs.
- Community Initiative: ($1.5 Million) Programs must request a minimum of $10,000 to be considered for funding. The maximum amount allowed is $75,000.

Term of Contract:

Clark County OAG funds will be made available to Board of County Commissioners’ approved programs from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant applications can only be accepted from nonprofit organizations and local government entities, not from individuals or from for-profit firms.

To be eligible for funding:
- Only agencies that have been funded in the past as a Department Initiative may apply for the Department Initiative track.
- Project must provide services and assistance that substantially benefits Clark County residents (NRS 244.1505).

While County funds may be used to support year-end recognition events for volunteers and/or clients, County funds will not reimburse expenses related to fundraising activities, meals provided to staff, nor any alcoholic beverages. County does not reimburse cash payments.

Pre-Application Information:

The application for OAG funds will become available beginning Monday, November 15, 2021.

The deadline for completing the pre-application is Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM, PST. You must complete and pass the pre-application to gain access to the full application.

The deadline for completing the entire OAG application is Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM, PST.

Note there are two separate applications in ZoomGrants for each track.

Note: County grants are disbursed as reimbursement only. Grant funds are paid to grant recipients based on actual expenditures. The agency must first expend its own funds on the “activities” approved in the Resolution to Grant funds, and then submit appropriate documentation as a Request for Reimbursement.

Only agencies that have been funded in the past as a Department Initiative may apply for the Department Initiative track. Agencies may choose to apply for both tracks if they qualify, but may not submit the same program to both tracks—doing so will disqualify your application in both tracks. Agencies may submit a maximum of three different program applications for the Department Initiative track. Department Initiative applications that are not selected will be placed into the Community Initiative track to be considered. Agencies may submit a maximum of two different program applications under the Community Initiative track.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
- 2022-2023 OAG ZoomGrants DEPARTMENT INITIATIVES Application link:

- 2022-2023 OAG ZoomGrants COMMUNITY INITIATIVES Application link:

For more information, please email

Clark County Office of Social Service
500 S. Grand Central Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89155
(702) 455-0000

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