Early bird conference registration is open now through October 31, 2018. To register, download and complete the registration form (Word .docx), then submit with your check payment payable to Washoe County, the conference fiscal agent. Online registration and payments are not available this year. If your organization needs to add Washoe County as a vendor to pay for registrations, please contact the Conference Planning Team (see right). State of Nevada agencies should use vendor number T40283400 for Washoe County. If you'd like to be alerted of registration deadlines and other conference news, please subscribe to our conference listserv (see right). Conference registration options include:

  • Pre-conference federal forecast: $50
    • Includes a continental breakfast and two snacks
  • Early bird one-day conference registration (until 10/31): $65
    • Includes a continental breakfast, lunch buffet, and two snacks
  • Regular one-day conference registration (after 10/31): $100
    • Includes a continental breakfast, lunch buffet, and two snacks

Platinum and gold conference sponsorships include complimentary two-day registration. Visit the Sponsors & Vendors page for more information or download the sponsorship form (Word .docx).

    Venue & Lodging

    The Silver State Grant Conference is being held at the Silver Legacy Resort, located in downtown Reno, Nevada. Silver Legacy is connected via walkways to Eldorado Resort Casino and Circus Circus Reno, is within walking distance of the Greater Nevada Field, Truckee river and dozens of restaurants and performance venues. To receive the conference rate, use this link to book your Silver Legacy room reservation, or use code SCGDWC9 when calling 1-800-687-8733 (conference rate good only for bookings from Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to Friday, January 11, 2019).

      Conference Program Schedule

      At the Pre-Conference Federal Forecast on Thursday, January 10, you’ll hear directly from 6+ federal agencies about 2019 grant opportunities and network with others at the free pre-conference mixer. The one-day conference on Friday, January 11 will feature keynote speaker Carol A. Kraus and 28 grant-related workshops from which to choose. These sessions are led by seasoned grant professionals who are eager to share their knowledge and will be targeted to beginning, intermediate, or advanced grant professionals. A full listing of participating federal agencies, presentations, and presenters will be available in early October to coincide with the first day of regular, full-priced conference registration. A preliminary conference schedule is available (Word .docx).


          To defer conference costs, a limited number of scholarships will be awarded to cover conference registration and/or lodging costs (up to $350 per scholarship). To apply for a scholarship, download and complete the scholarship application and submit it (and required support documents) with your registration form. If your organization would like to sponsor a conference scholarship, please contact the conference planning team (see above right).