Nevada Advisory Council on Federal Assistance


Council Information

The Nevada Advisory Council on Federal Assistance (NACFA) was created by the 2015 Nevada State Legislature for the purpose of advising and assisting state and local agencies with respect to obtaining and maximizing federal assistance that may be available from any agency or organization.

    Providing Public Comment to the Council

    NACFA encourages members of the public and the grants community to attend meetings and to provide public comment. To be notified of upcoming meetings and other council-related initiatives, subscribe to the NACFA listserv.

    Correspondence to council will be read into the public record at the next meeting and can be sent to:

    Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management
    ATTN: Nevada Advisory Council on Federal Assistance
    100 N. Steward St. Ste. 200
    Carson City, NV 89701

      Members of the Council

      The Council consists of 11 members:

      • Kathi Thomas-Gibson, Vice Chair
        Represents local government, appointed by the Governor
      • Erin Hasty - Secretary
        Administrator of the Office of Grant, Procurement, Coordination and Management of the Department of Administration (non-voting member)
      • Zach Conine or designee
        State Treasurer, who may name a designee to serve on the Council on his behalf
      • Catherine Byrne or designee
        State Controller, who may name a designee to serve on the Council on her behalf
      • Susan Brown 
        Chief of the Budget Division of the Office of Finance (non-voting member)
      • Vacant 
        Member of the Nevada Senate appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate
      • Vacant
        Member of the Nevada Assembly appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
      • Vacant
        Represents a nonprofit organizations, a local agency, or a tribal government, appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate
      • Vacant
        Represents a nonprofit organization, a local agency, or a tribal government, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
      • Vacant
        Represents a nonprofit organization that provides grants in this state, appointed by the Governor
      • Vacant 
        Represents private businesses, appointed by the Governor

      Each appointed member of the Council serves a term of two years, with the possibility of reappointment for up to three terms. Statute directs the Governor to the extent practicable to collaborate to ensure that the persons appointed by the Governor are representative of both the urban and rural areas of Nevada.

        Annual Reports

        In compliance with NRS 358.030, the council must deliver a report to the Governor and Legislative Commission before the end of each year. In its report, NACFA is able to make recommendations to obtain and to maximize federal assistance.