300-plus Nevada nonprofits apply for piece of $30 million in grants

More than 300 nonprofit organizations have submitted requests to receive grants through the state of Nevada’s “Community Recovery Grant" program.

The program, launched Dec. 9, makes $30 million in American Rescue Plan funds available for nonprofits that provide community services, according to the state.

In all, 337 organizations submitted applications by the Jan. 3 deadline with more than $445 million in funding requests, according to a 
Jan. 4 press release. After reviewing the applications, state officials will bring forward an initial set of nonprofits for approval to the Nevada Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee in February.

“The response to this program has been overwhelming and I want to thank all our nonprofits who put together thoughtful applications during the holiday period,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said in a statement. “We put out a call for $30 million and from what we are seeing, the expertise provided by Nevada’s nonprofits is in great demand.”

According to the state, money cannot be used to support operations or infrastructure needs; further, Sisolak said that state will ensure projects funded by local or other entities do not receive duplicative funding.

Priority will be given to projects that provide access to the resources necessary to relieve hardships experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we continue to come back stronger from this pandemic, I am encouraged to see so many Nevada non-profits apply to the Community Recovery Grant Program,” Nevada Sen. Chris Brooks, chair of the Interim Finance Committee, said in a statement.

“The response from our nonprofits for these grants demonstrates these organizations will help our communities come back stronger than ever,” added Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno, vice chair of the Interim Finance Committee. “Nevadans always come through to help their neighbors in need.”


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