Nevada has continually been among the lowest performing states when it comes to receiving federal grant funding. To tackle this Southern Nevada Strong initiated an effort with area nonprofits and the State of Nevada’s Grant Office to develop a regionally-focused strategy for improving grant capacity and competitiveness. The effort culminated in a Strategic Framework that identifies strategies for (i) Southern Nevada nonprofits to consistently submit high-quality, competitive federal grant applications, and (ii) the region’s leaders and organizations to work together to prioritize and secure federal grants.

Southern Nevada Strong, the State of Nevada’s Grants OfficeUnited Way of Southern NevadaGuinn Center for Policy Priorities, and Nevada Community Foundation have collaborated to complete a strategic framework that aims to enhance the abilities of the region’s nonprofit organizations to apply for and receive federal grant funding.

The report titled “Improving Southern Nevada Nonprofits’ Grant Capacity and Competitiveness” aims to guide the approach nonprofits take with federal grants and align stakeholders across the region for shared success. It helps nonprofits to put in more, higher quality grant applications increasing the probability of success and subsequently improving Southern Nevada

The report was developed over the course of six months with guidance and input from a work group comprised of grant writers and nonprofit professionals representing more than a dozen local organizations. Feedback from the greater nonprofit community was captured during an open house event held in February where nearly 70 nonprofit leaders reviewed and provided comment on the proposed strategy.

The Strategic Framework, in the report, will help stakeholders throughout the region identify, implement, and monitor the actions needed to support nonprofit organizations as they improve their grant capacity and competitiveness for the benefit of all.


Full report here