SNS Federal Grants Competitiveness Workshop #4 (with video)

Southern Nevada Strong (SNS) completed wrapped up its four-part series on federal grant competitiveness with a workshop on program evaluation on July 23.

Click below to watch workshop 4 in full.

Presenters included:

  • Nancy Brune, executive director of the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities
  • Beth Rubins, a grant coordinator for the Clark County School District
  • Tara Phebus, executive director of the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research & Policy
  • Shawn Gerstenberger, dean of UNLV’s School of Community Health Sciences
  • Daniel Fazekas, senior regional planner for Southern Nevada Strong

Resources shared during this and previous workshop are available at

SNS is currently in the process of planning future grant competitiveness programming.

Click here for a recap of the workshop series.

The SNS grants competitiveness 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