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Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG)

Grants to Las Vegas, Nevada Nonprofits for
Shelter Services for Homeless Populations

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City of Las Vegas

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12/14/17 3:00 PM PST Receipt


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Grants to Las Vegas, Nevada nonprofit organizations to provide emergency shelter services to homeless populations within the city. Applicants must attend the November 14 or November 15 technical assistance workshop to be eligible. Program beneficiaries may include homeless youth, families with children, or single homeless adults.


The City of Las Vegas seeks qualified applicants that will provide opportunities for essential services related to emergency shelter, rehabilitation and conversion of buildings to be used as emergency shelters, operation of emergency shelters, rapid re-housing, and homelessness prevention services. The Request for Proposals (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.

Program BackGround:

Federal entitlement funds are appropriated by Congress and provided to the City of Las Vegas by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Grant. These grant programs are designed to assist residents with life's necessities, which will ultimately promote a better quality of life. The City of Las Vegas seeks new and innovative programs that are proven effective and that will improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income Las Vegas residents.

Contract Scope:

The City of Las Vegas’ focus areas for Fiscal Year 2018-2019/2019-2020 include youth, seniors, homelessness and special needs populations. The City endeavors to reduce the number of homeless individuals identified through the Southern Nevada Homeless Census by 5% and will continue to work with and support program services and community partners to prevent homelessness and provide permanent housing opportunities in the community.

ESG Program applications must target families with children, homeless youth, and/or single, homeless adults. Eligible applicants must meet one or more of following criteria in the proposed program(s):

a. Provide intensive case management;
b. Provide vocational training and/or assistance with job placement;
c. Provide a service that can be demonstrated as having a substantial, positive impact among the homeless population;

Successful applicants will provide data demonstrating positive impact on the Community Queue Waiting List in HMIS as well as measurable data to support individual and community impact. An example of an outcome indicator for programs with a homelessness focus include at least six (6) months data that supports clients becoming self-sufficient and stable with minimal risk of becoming homeless after program exit. Self-sufficiency is defined as requiring no outside help in satisfying one’s basic needs housing, food, etc.

Bonus points will be awarded based on the following factors:
-Whether a sustainability plan that demonstrates the agency’s capacity to continue the program well after the funding term is in place; and
-Whether a collaboration plan that demonstrates partnership with community providers to execute services is in place.

Additional bonus points will be provided to applicants whose representatives attended the 2017 City of Las Vegas Non-Profit Symposium.

Eligible applicants must demonstrate programming that is supported by evidence-based practices. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development defines an evidence-based approach or practice as, “a specific technique or intervention model shown to have positive effects on outcomes through rigorous evaluation.” It is expected that organizations applying for program funding associated with this this grant will follow an evidence-based practice model for programming.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167516

Term of Contract:

This RFP is for a two-year grant period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are defined as those that:
1. Are a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofit;
2. Have been in business at least one year prior to the application release date;
3. Have a minimum 100% match (agency cash, in-kind, or committed funds);
4. Identified as active and in good standing with the Nevada Secretary of State office;
5. In possession of a current City of Las Vegas Business License with an address where the services will be provided;

Pre-proposal Conference:

Organizations planning to apply for City of Las Vegas Grants are required to attend one of the application workshops. All workshops are mandatory; applicants must attend a technical assistance workshop in order to apply for one of the available grants.

Workshops are limited to the first 35, and an RSVP is required to attend.

All workshops will be held at Las Vegas City Hall – 495 S. Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

ESG workshops are scheduled for:
-Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
-Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Pre-Application Information:

Successful ESG program applicants shall commit to 100% cash, grant or in-kind matching contributions to supplement awarded ESG Program grant dollars provided by the City of Las Vegas.

Applications must be received no later than 3:00 PM on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the presentation phase of the application process. Presentations before the Community Development Review Board (CDRB) will be held in January, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

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To RSVP for a workshop, contact:

Gina Candelario

City of Las Vegas Contacts:

Angela Washington

Angela Phillips

Maral Lazarian

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada: City of Las Vegas