Federal Shutdown Affects Pre-Conference Federal Forecast

Due to the federal shutdown that started December 22, three federal agencies may not be available to present as planned: U.S. Depts. of Agriculture, Housing & Urban Development, and Justice. Several Nevada State agencies have stepped up to discuss the federal pass-through grants available in lieu of their federal counterparts. The Conference Planning Team apologizes for the shift in plans and is doing everything possible to provide the best federal program information without access to federal agencies.


    The 2019 Silver State Grant Conference has sold out and is no longer accepting registrations. To keep logistics moving as smoothly as possible, a waiting/cancellation list is not available. The dates to receive a registration refund or to submit a registration substitution have passed. If you submitted a written request for a refund prior to December 3, note that refunds will be processed after the conference. If you'd like to be alerted of conference news including early information about the 2020 Silver State Grant Conference in Las Vegas, please subscribe to our conference listserv (see right).

      Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

      Thanks to the National Grants Management Association's generous sponsorship, the Silver State Grant Conference is excited to offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits toward professional certification to pre-conference and conference attendance for free. The Pre-Conference Federal  Forecast event on Jan. 10 offers 4.8 CPE credits and the one-day conference on Jan. 11 offers an additional 8.5 CPE credits. Conference attendees who select this option on their registration forms will be provided with the sign-in/out requirements needed to verify workshop attendance shortly before the conference.

        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. You must book by December 10 to be guaranteed the conference rate, which is 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 learn directly from 5 federal agencies about 2019 grant opportunities, hear from a panel of federal lobbyists, and network with others at the free pre-conference mixer (view the schedule). The one-day conference on Friday, January 11 will feature keynote speaker Carol A. Kraus and 35 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. To see presentations by recommended skill level check out the the workshop schedule and the workshop descriptions.


            Scholarship applications are no longer being accepted and all applicants have been notified. Two scholarships were awarded thanks to a sponsorship from the Nevada Association of Conservation Districts.