Nevada's Single Point of Contact
The Intergovernmental Review Process
The Intergovernmental Review Process of Federal Programs, more commonly referred to as Single Point of Contact or SPOC, was created by Executive Order 12372 to foster intergovernmental partnerships and strengthen federalism by relying on state and local processes for the coordination and review of proposed federal financial assistance and development. The order allowed each state to designate an entity or single point of contact (SPOC) to perform this function. Nevada's designation is the Department of Administration's, Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management (Nevada Grant Office).
State of Nevada Single Point of Contact (SPOC) Policy
In July 2018, policy 088-004 "Single Point of Contact (SPoC)/Intergovernmental Review" was approved as part of the Grant Policy Manual. All state agencies must go through the intergovernmental review process, regardless of whether the federal program is covered under Executive Order 12372. Institutions of higher education, private, nonprofit or local government entities are required to go through the Intergovernmental Review process only for those programs covered by the Presidential Executive Order. Requests for proposals are usually published in the Federal Register specifying E. O. 12372 requirements including information about SPoC.
How to Request Intergovernmental Review
All organizations complying with policy 088-004 or E.O. 12372 must complete a grant application notification form, which can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Later in 2019, the Grant Office will be transitioning to an online form
and all grant application notifications must be made using the online form. The Grant Office will respond to requests within 5 business days and notify the organization whether or not an application was selected for review. The answer from the Grant Office will inform the organization's response to question 19 on the SF-424.