Pilot Program Extended
Assembly Bill 445 of the 2021 Nevada legislative session extended the Grant Matching Pilot Program through June 30, 2022. The program will become permanent beginning July 1, 2022, and will be administered by the Office of Federal Assistance (the Nevada Grant Office will transfer to the Governor’s Office and be renamed the Office of Federal Assistance effective July 1, 2022). An appropriation of $1 million was approved to fund the Grant Match Account for the extension of the pilot program, and those dollars will be available for the program to award in early fiscal year 2022, which begins July 1, 2021.
The Grant Office is working to re-launch the application process for the pilot program. If you would like to receive updates on the progress of the re-launch, please subscribe to the Grant Stakeholders listserv.
One important change to note is that, based on provisions in Assembly Bill 445, the program will only fund matches for federal grants.
From the 2019 legislative session, Assembly Bill 489 created the Grant Matching Fund (GMF) pilot program to provide funds to state agencies, local governments, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations as the matching funds for federal and nongovernmental organization grants. Senate Bill 528 of the 2019 session appropriated $1 million to fund the grants awarded by the pilot program.
The GMF pilot program was approved by the Interim Finance Committee in December 2019 and launched in January 2020. Within the first three months of accepting applications, $970,000 was committed and a balance of $30,000 remained. However, because of unforeseen budgetary impacts due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the program stopped accepting applications in April 2020 with the expectation to reserve any unawarded funds rather than recommit these funds throughout the biennium as planned.
Pilot Program Awardees
- North Las Vegas Fire Department
- Department of Homeland Security FY2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grants, $45,129 matching grant award