Program Purpose & Goals
The program is designed to assist neighborhood groups in strengthening the social network of their community while dealing creatively with important concerns. The Neighborhood Grants 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, qualifying community/neighborhood organizations are awarded funds for specific projects to benefit one or more neighborhoods in Clark County. Specific goals are to:
- 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
Deadline for Grant Applications: May 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Projects MUST be completed by: June 30, 2014.
A Project Selection Committee will make grant award decisions. Their decisions will be based on the criteria for the Clark County Neighborhood Grants Program and, on a first come, first served basis. All decisions made by the Neighborhood Grants committee will be final. Applicants that are not successful are welcome to reapply and encouraged to contact the committee to get feedback on their proposal.
There is one type of grant available through this program:
Additional information as well as applications can be found by selecting the appropriate grant above.
Who Can Apply
- Neighborhood-based organizations of residents and non-profit organizations designed to serve a targeted area
- Established Neighborhood Pride Zones
- 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
- Membership in your neighborhood organization must be open to all residents of the neighborhood
- You must involve neighborhood residents in the identification, planning and execution of the project and be able to document how you did so
- Grant recipients must have coordinators who can meet with County staff members during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
- Grant funds can only be used for completion of the specific project outlined in the application
- Grant recipients will be required to submit a Progress Report and Statement of Completion, including photos, on the completed project, including submittal of all receipts no later than 30 days after the project is completed
- Successful grant recipients cannot apply for another Neighborhood Grant until the previous project is completed and the Statement of Completion is submitted
The following will not be funded through the Clark County Neighborhood Grants Program:
- Individuals or individual businesses (or events at individual homes or business locations)
- Regional organizations
- Applicants who have not successfully carried out projects previously
- Ongoing services or operating budgets. (Community groups’ greatest asset is volunteer work hours and neighborhood networks; maximize neighborhood assets by encouraging neighbors’ contribution of time and expertise)
- A project or aspect of a project that conflicts with County policy
- Projects that are NOT community-based
- Political or other lobbying event
- Events in gated neighborhoods, unless event will actively include people from outside of gates. (Applicant must explain how they will include people in their application)
- Universities, hospitals, municipalities, media outlets, foundations, and fraternal organizations are ineligible to receive funding, although they are allowed to collaborate on neighborhood-based projects
- Enhancements that are not visible to the general public
About Public Funding
If you are successful in gaining public funds from the Neighborhood Grants Program, there are some special considerations about public funding that are helpful to understand the planning of your budget and time line.
The awarded funds for Neighborhood Pride Zone Projects will be dispersed in the form of Open Purchase Orders with vendors throughout Southern Nevada. Applicants are asked to contact their County liaison to schedule a time to meet to purchase all materials needed for their project. For example, if you plan to organize a neighborhood street cleaning and request funds to supply garbage bags, gloves, trashcans, and cleaning products, you will be contacting your county liaison to meet you at an appropriate purveyor of the items. The liaison will assist you with payment at the check out line.
To find your County liaison please refer to the Town & Liaison Services Contact Us page.