Grant Matching Program


Now Accepting Applications!

The Nevada Grant Office is excited to announce the re-launch of the Grant Matching Program! The Grant Matching Program is made permanent by Assembly Bill 445 of the 2021 legislative session and builds on the success of the Grant Matching Fund Pilot Program.

    Eligible applicants include state agencies, local agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits applying for federal funds. The program awards cash grants to satisfy up to 50% of the required match necessary to receive federal funding awards.

      The Grant Matching Program opened for applications on November 1, 2021, and closes on March 18, 2022, for awards that require Interim Finance Committee (IFC) approval* and June 1, 2022, for applications that do not require IFC approval.

        All applicants must receive federal award notification and provide documentation to the Nevada Grant Office no later than July 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed upon submission and awarded throughout the program period on a first-come, first-served basis.

          *Total federal grant awards of $150,000 or greater

          We are looking for reviewers to assist with reviewing applications! Interested?

          Application Information

          Program Background

          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.

              Assembly Bill 445 of the 2021 Nevada legislative session extended the Grant Matching Program, narrowing it to fund matches for federal grants only. An appropriation of $1 million was approved to fund the Grant Match Account for fiscal year 2022. The Nevada Grant Office will administer this year's program, and beginning July 1, 2022, the permanent program 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).

                Prior Awardees

                • North Las Vegas Fire Department
                  • Department of Homeland Security FY2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grants, $45,129 matching grant award

                Reports

                Join the Review Team!

                The Grant Office is looking for reviewers for the Grant Matching Program! If you are interested in helping review applications, let us know.

                Funding Status

                The Grant Matching Program will begin accepting applications in Fall 2021.

                • Funding remaining: $1,000,000
                • Matching grants committed: $0
                • Matching grants awarded: $0

                In fiscal year 2020, the Grant Matching Pilot Program committed $925,049 and ultimately awarded $45,129.

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