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Neighborhood Grants Program

Grants to Clark County, Nevada Nonprofits and
Groups for Neighborhood Improvement Projects

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Clark County

Deadline Date:

05/01/18 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $500 to Clark County, Nevada nonprofits, neighborhood groups, and community organizations to strengthen neighborhoods in unincorporated areas of the county. This program is intended to support small-scale, grassroots community initiatives. Funding will assist neighborhood groups in strengthening their community’s social network while creatively addressing important concerns.

The Program supports partnerships between Clark County and neighborhood organizations to produce neighborhood initiated improvement projects, community organizing initiatives, and community building programs. Through a competitive process, qualified neighborhood organizations are awarded funds for specific projects to benefit one (1) or more neighborhoods in Clark County. 

Goals:
-Improve the aesthetics, infrastructure, and social capital of neighborhoods to improve the welfare of people and their communities
-Stimulate resident-driven solutions and demonstration projects
-Increase communication among neighbors
-Provide support and opportunities to develop leadership and organizational capacity
-Provide resources to assist with community-driven events

Neighborhood Grants:

The Neighborhood Grants Program was created to incentivize members of neighborhoods to work together and organize a small, low-cost project or event. The goal is to bring neighbors together to make their neighborhoods better places to live by drawing on the assets and interests of the members of the neighborhood. All segments (e.g. seniors, renters, young people, and minorities) of the community/neighborhood population are eligible to apply.

To support a range of project types and sizes, the number of grants awarded will depend on the total number of applications received and available funding.

Funding Information:

As you consider applying for a Neighborhood Grant, there are some special considerations about public funding that are helpful to understanding the planning of your budget and timeline.

The funds for a Neighborhood Grant will be dispersed in the form of Open Purchase Orders with vendors throughout Clark County. If successful, applicants will be asked to contact their County liaison to schedule a time to meet to purchase all materials needed for the project.

Preferred Vendors:
-Republic Services (dumpster rentals)
-Smart and Final (food and kitchen supplies)
-Smiths (food)
-Kinkos/FedEx (copying, mailing)
-Logo Apparel (T-shirts)
-Star Nursery (plants, landscaping)
-Party Time Rental (party rentals)

Please Note: You will not be reimbursed if you make any purchases directly to the vendors.

Possible Project Ideas:
-Small gardening projects
-Community awareness training program
-Neighborhood event (e.g. Clean-up, Holiday event)
-Neighborhood block party
-Festival, parade, or picnic

Applicants are encouraged to be creative and involve their neighbors.

In considering whether to approve a grant, the County may consider appropriate criteria, such as:
-The extent of the benefit to the residents of unincorporated Clark County;
-Whether the grant is consistent with long-term plans for the neighborhood;
-Whether other community groups/agencies are also providing financial support for the proposed grant activity;
-Whether the proposed project fulfills a community need that is not being met;
-Whether the group involves other people in the proposed project, and if decisions are made collectively and not by one person exclusively;
-Whether the group’s proposed project has the potential to achieve positive changes for their community;
-Whether the proposed project instills a sense of community pride; and
-Whether the appropriate funding is available.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179349

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each project application is eligible to receive up to $500.

Term of Contract:

The deadline to complete projects is June 30, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
-Ad-hoc groups of citizens who form a committee solely for the purpose of a specific project
-Community-based organizations
-Faith-based organizations as long as projects are community-based, non-religious in nature, and target the entire neighborhood population
-Established Neighborhood Pride Zones
-Neighborhood organizations of residents and nonprofit organizations designed to serve targeted area

Proposed Projects must occur in unincorporated Clark County.

NOTE: If your property indicates that you are in one of the following jurisdictions, you are still located in unincorporated Clark County. The following jurisdictions are unincorporated towns/areas in Clark County:

-Blue Diamond
-Bunkerville
-Enterprise
-Goodsprings
-Indian Springs
-Jean
-Laughlin
-Lone Mountain
-Lower Kyle
-Moapa
-Moapa Valley
-Mountain Springs
-Mt. Charleston
-Paradise
-Red Rock
-Sandy Valley
-Searchlight
-Spring Valley
-Sunrise Manor
-Whitney
-Winchester

Clark County Will Not Fund:
-Applicants who have not successfully carried out projects previously
-Applicants who reside within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Las Vegas, the City of North Las Vegas, the City of Henderson, the City of Mesquite, and Boulder City
-Enhancements that are not visible to the general public
-Events in gated neighborhoods unless the event will actively include people from outside the gates. (You must be able to demonstrate how this will occur in your application.)
-Individuals or individual businesses or events held at individual homes or business locations
-Neighborhood watch programs or signs that are purchased from a vendor other than the one designated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
-Ongoing services or operating budgets
-Political or other lobbying events
-A project or aspect of a project that conflicts with any rule or regulation of the Clark County Code of Ordinances
-Projects that are not community-based
-Regional organizations
-Town Advisory Boards (TABs) and Citizens Advisory Councils (CACs). The TABs and CACs cannot solely apply for a Neighborhood Grant. Members can be a part of neighborhood groups.
-Universities, hospitals, other government agencies, and media outlets

Pre-Application Information:

The application period is July 1, 2017 - May 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

​​Please Note: No grant applications will be accepted between May 2 and June 30, 2018. If you would like to apply for a grant for something that will occur between May 2 and June 30, 2018, please apply before the deadline.

To verify if your property is located in an incorporated area of Clark County, visit OpenWeb Info Mapper:
http://gisgate.co.clark.nv.us/ow/?%40782884%2c26762114%2c5

You may also call or visit the Current Planning Division (see contact details below).

Contact Information:

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

Current Planning Division:
Clark County Government Center
500 South Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 455-4314

If you have any questions regarding the Neighborhood Grants Program, please contact your County liasion. The contact information for the County liaisons assigned to work with residents within an individual commission district are listed below.

If you do not know your commission district, please call (702) 455-3530.

Commission District A:
​Tiffany Hesser
​(702) 455-7388
tlh@ClarkCountyNV.gov

Commission District B:
​Janice Ridondo
​(702) 455-3504
JRidondo@ClarkCountyNV.gov

Commission District C:
​Sue Baker
(702) 455-1900
Sue.Baker@ClarkCountyNV.gov

Commission District D:
Kelly Benavidez
(702) 455-7277
kdb@ClarkCountyNV.gov

Commission District E:
Tamara Williams
(702) 455-0560
TGW@ClarkCountyNV.gov​​

Comission District F:
Mike Shannon
​(702) 455-8338
mds@ClarkCountyNV.gov

Commission District G:
Blanca Vazquez
(702) 455-8531
bva@ClarkCountyNV.gov

For residents living in Goodsprings, Indian Springs, Mt. Charleston, Mountain Springs, Red Rock, or Sandy Valley, you can contact:

Meggan Holzer, Rural Towns Liaison
(702) 455-0341
MEGGAN@ClarkCountyNV.gov.

For residents residing in Laughlin or Searchlight, you can contact the:

Brian Paulson, Laughlin Town Manager
(702) 229-0828
bkp@ClarkCountyNV.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada: Unincorporated areas of Clark County