SNS Federal Grants Competitiveness Workshop #2 (with video)

Southern Nevada Strong (SNS) hosted the second of four planned workshops on improving the region’s federal grants competitiveness on May 21.

Approximately 60 stakeholders attended the workshop, which focused on assessing organizational capacity and  evaluating federal grant opportunities to determine whether they’re a good fit.

Click here to view workshop #2 in full.

Presenters included:

  • Beth Rubins, a nonprofit management and grant writing consultant
  • Danielle Milam, director of development for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD)
  • Lisa Morris Hibbler, director of youth development and social innovation for the City of Las Vegas
  • Sean Parker, executive director of Teach for America – Las Vegas Valley

During her presentation, Rubins shared a Grant Decision-Making Matrix to help nonprofits assess their readiness to pursue a specific grant opportunity. Download the matrix here.

The third workshop, which will focus on crafting compelling federal grants, is scheduled for Monday, June 25.

The workshop series was developed to further the Strategic Framework for improving Southern Nevada’s grant capacity and competitiveness finalized in 2017.

Project partners include United Way of Southern Nevada, Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, Nevada Community Foundation, and State of the Nevada Grants Office.

According to the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, Nevada currently ranks 44th nationally in federal grant funding per capita. Increasing the region’s share of federal grant dollars can lessen the pressure on the state’s general fund and ensure critical services and programs are available in the community as the region grows, according to Meredith Levine, the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities’ director of economic policy.

For more information on upcoming programming, please contact