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Building Capacity for Implementation

Build Capacity for Education Goal 1

Continue to expand public engagement and equitable access to community engagement.

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Objective 1.1

Activate residents and business people in Southern Nevada Strong Regional Plan implementation.

Sub-Objectives
1.1.2

Connect people in every sector to actions they can take to support the policies and priorities in the Plan.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.3

Ensure that policymakers hear from all sectors of the community as they implement Plan policies by actively reaching out to those who do not traditionally participate in civic affairs.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.4

Incorporate grassroots activities into the strategies for activating residents.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.5

Ensure that all demographic sectors are involved in outreach activities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.6

Explore employee engagement programs as a way to involve people in SNS.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.7

Reach out and interact with schools, including students, parents, PTA and others.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.8

Utilize a variety of outreach methods that bring engagement opportunities to residents, rather than requiring residents to attend large public events.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.2

Innovate and improve public-sector-led public engagement efforts.

Sub-Objectives
1.2.1

Develop and maintain partnerships with communities through formal and informal contact, including community leaders, established business groups, non profits and social service agencies.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.2

Keep people informed about the progress of the Regional Plan implementation and the benefits accruing to the region (broadcast, print and web media).

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.3

Establish mechanisms to ensure community input is received as implementation strategies are executed and new ideas are created.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.4

Develop and deploy a pool of communitybased liaisons to facilitate regular two-way communication between the public and decision makers to ensure Plan implementation is having the desired effects on the ground.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.5

Establish SNS kiosks in central locations that help promote messaging and help people stay up to date; use surveys to keep the site dynamic.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Complete
1.2.6

Use more photographs to help illustrate development and planning examples.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.7

Develop an education strategy to help improve community understanding of place types, placemaking and planning concepts (e.g., infill development).

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.8

Track and monitor commitments of SNS team and partners to conduct engagement activities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.9

Emphasize implementation so that members see this as a Plan that will not just sit on the shelf.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    "Implementation" is a priority talking point for SNS; Implementation in emphasized in presentations and when engaging with media; SNS summit highlights implementation efforts and successes; Implementation Tracking Grapic
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV

Objective 1.3

Ensure Southern Nevada remains a welcoming place for people from diverse backgrounds, future generations and with varying degrees of mobility and independence.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.1

As a global community with residents and visitors from all over the world, continue to promote the region's image as a welcoming place with a sense of pride and engagement in local decision making and for talent recruitment purposes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.3.2

Employ go-to-them public engagement methods to reach a diverse range of residents.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.3

Tailor outreach and engagement methods based on what has worked well in the past, respecting the cultural, linguistic, temporal, and geographic preferences of a community, and the question, action or decision at hand.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.4

Use online methods and interactive tools to facilitate convenient, time-efficient participation.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.5

Foster a community "can-do" spirit through events and activities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.6

Leverage bilingual community partners, volunteers and staff to provide information in target languages, and to convey a genuine celebration of a multi-cultural and socially equitable future.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.7

Support and connect existing committees working on the needs of people with disabilities to continue to conduct outreach and gather input on the needs of this target audience.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.9

Develop eligibility criteria for regional implementation money that includes equity considerations.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies ; Federal Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.10

Identify community leaders and champions who will promote the SNS Plan and its implementation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.4

Build understanding, expertise and leadership in community development.

Sub-Objectives
1.4.1

Seek out community grants for grassroots community organizing efforts to advance Regional Plan implementation.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.4.2

Provide training that helps residents build their organizing capacity. For example, provide training on how to move from an informal group of concerned citizens to an organized group or association, community-based organization, neighborhood association or multi-hub social network.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.4.3

Identify communities and organizations that are well-positioned to start, develop and grow community development corporations, organizations that focus on specific neighborhoods and often lead not-for-profit development efforts and provide affordable housing.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.4.4

Support all those who are working on implementing the Plan with materials, resources and up-to-date information.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.4.5

Consider providing small grants to neighborhood groups to support local implementation (e.g. community gardens).

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    CLV, COH, and CC offer community grants to neighborhood associations; COH obtained grant for a community garden in Pittman Neighborhood - will be operational Fall 2017
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV

Objective 1.5

Develop an on-going communications strategy to keep the public informed and to generate interest, enthusiasm and confidence in the Plan.

Sub-Objectives
1.5.1

Ensure consistency in communication is maintained by preserving the project name, branding, imagery and adhering to brand guidelines in order to demonstrate to the public continuity in the project and a commitment to implementation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.2

Develop relationships with key reporters and editors of local news outlets, including television, radio, newspaper, ethnic media, business press and online outlets.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.3

Create media-worthy public events that promote Plan objectives and goals.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.4

Create media opportunities for benchmark components and successful completion of specific Plan activities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.5

Involve key stakeholders and elected officials in all media opportunities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.6

Maintain proactive editorial calendar.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.7

Coordinate editorial board meetings on Plan implementation and development.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.5.8

Develop a network of supporters who will act as industry-specific experts and will speak to media and advocate to governmental and decision-making bodies on behalf of the Regional Plan.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 2

Work closely with member agencies and the RTC of SoNV to prioritize regional planning and enhance collaboration.

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Objective 2.1

Identify great regional planning mentors.

Sub-Objectives
2.1.1

Identify peer exchange opportunities and build relationships with a 'kitchen cabinet' of successful regional planning organizations.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Complete
2.1.2

Send RTC and member agency staff to attend capacity building training, workshops, and national conferences to build collaboration within and outside the region.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Complete
2.1.3

Engage local, regional, state and national leaders to speak at events and share lessons learned and innovative approaches to regional plan implementation.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Brookings Mountain West
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Complete

Objective 2.2

Clarify RTC's priorities in the Regional Plan and align complementary efforts to raise awareness and understanding.

Sub-Objectives
2.2.1

Ensure RTC staff and Board members have the opportunity to prioritize key implementation activities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
2.2.2

Cultivate regional leaders and stakeholders to advocate for the Regional Plan concepts.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.2.3

Dedicate staff time and resources to allow ongoing regional collaboration.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 2.2

Sub-Objectives

Objective 2.3

Transition staff, project structure and stakeholder roles for successful communication, decision making and implementation in relation to the Regional Plan.

Sub-Objectives
2.3.1

Continue to build support for the Regional Plan with the RTC Board and member agency elected officials.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
2.3.2

Maintain project name, branding and brand guidelines to build on momentum and connect complementary efforts.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Project name and branding have been maintained by RTC; Complementary efforts, such as Henderson Strong, have utilized SNS brand
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.3.3

Identify additional stakeholders and project champions; develop new relationships and strengthen existing participation as the Region transitions to implementation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
2.3.4

Convene regional partners from the public and private sectors on a regular basis to maintain support for implementation priorities and to share updates.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.3.5

Determine appropriate communication and decision making channels relating to Plan implementation. For example, consider nominating an Implementation Advisory Committee to oversee implementation, drawing from or consolidating the existing SNS Consortium Committee, Task Groups, and Working Group, and/or existing RTC stakeholder groups and committees.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 2.4

Integrate administration of the Regional Plan and updates with existing RTC structure and efforts.

Sub-Objectives
2.4.1

Update the Regional Plan, at a minimum, every 10 years with attention to incorporating input from the public, RTC member agencies and stakeholders and other boards who may need to adopt the Plan as a legislative requirement, such as the SNRPC.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
2.4.2

Provide access to the Regional Plan online and encourage member agencies and other partners to provide a link to the Plan on their respective websites.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.4.3

Update the SNS indicators annually or semi-annually to measure progress toward the Regional Plan vision and goals.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Indicators have been updated biannually (2012 and 2014); Staff in process of updating with 2016 data; SNS Indicators Dashboard was redesigned in 2017
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
2.4.4

Identify metrics or performance measures to align with goals for more precise monitoring as regional capacity and support for planning concepts continues to build.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 2.5

Work with State legislators and UNLV to heighten the role of planning and communicate the benefits of working regionally.

Sub-Objectives
2.5.1

Pursue an accredited planning program at UNLV.

Lead Organization: Education and Research Partners
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.5.2

Continue to brief state legislators on regional implementation work.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
2.5.3

Coordinate with local jurisdictions to explore state legislative initiatives that will remove obstacles and promote opportunities for implementation of the Regional Plan goals and objectives.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 3

Build experience and capacity in the regional plan concepts.

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Objective 3.1

Develop relationships with other regions to learn from their experience in regional plan implementation.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.1

Organize study tours with public and private sector leaders to other regions that have made strides in implementing their regional plans.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.2

Attend national and regional conferences on topics introduced through the Plan; participate in formal and informal information sharing with model agencies.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.3

Continue to share updates with local, regional and State agencies to align efforts and to achieve mutual priorities.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 3.2

Build capacity of the RTC and jurisdictional planning staff through professional development.

Sub-Objectives
3.2.1

Augment staff, resources and expertise on regional planning.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.2.2

Host capacity-building events regularly to maintain momentum and to continue to expose stakeholders to planning principles current research and best practices from other regions.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNS has hosted several events to build support for priority initiatives and share best practices; Examples include: Dace West eTOD event, EPA/Maryland Parkway events; TOD developers roundtable; EV Summit
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
3.2.3

Work with existing professional organizations to educate their memberships on innovative practices from other regions.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.2.4

Explore the concept of a fellowship program for planning professionals from other regions to work in Southern Nevada for a set period of time to encourage diversity of thoughts and ideas.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 3.3

Increase demand for and familiarity with alternative financing sources among real estate developers to build Plan-recommended products.

Sub-Objectives
3.3.1

Connect developers, builders and finance institutions to financing options and Plan-recommended products.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.2

Promote financing options through convenings, stakeholder meetings, and targeted industry marketing efforts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.3

Actively recruit developers with proven experience in other markets.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.4

Host smaller, strategic networking events to connect developers and financing institutions through professional organizations or other networks.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.3.5

Market strategic sites, such as the Opportunity Sites (Maryland Parkway Corridor, downtown North Las Vegas and Boulder Highway at Gibson/Broadbent), to developers, investors, financing institutions, neighbors and others to share the vision and desire to work collaboratively on redevelopment.

Lead Organization: Clark County (CC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Short Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 4

Develop local funding strategies to implement items with fiscal impacts

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Objective 4.1

Identify stable funding sources for Regional Plan staff.

Sub-Objectives
4.1.1

Work with local jurisdictions to identify the current jurisdiction-led activities that the RTC can shoulder and that the local jurisdictions can fund accordingly.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
4.1.2

Identify existing activities in the Region that could be folded into Regional Plan implementation.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 4.2

Cultivate understanding and support among constituents and voters for the Regional Plan.

Sub-Objectives
4.2.1

Continue to actively engage residents and business people in Plan implementation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.2

Share updates frequently on community engagement accomplishments and outcomes.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 4.3

Develop funding sources for grants and matching dollars.

Sub-Objectives
4.3.1

Work with local partners to create funding sources for Opportunity Site evaluation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC exploring funding for high capacity transit (HCT) along Maryland Parkway corridor; SNS staff exploring funding for potential eTOD along Maryland Parkway; Boulder Highway being studied by RTC; SNS helped City of North Las Vegas apply for Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) grant; SNS helped Clark County apply for brownfield grants
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
4.3.2

Look for public-private partnership opportunities for Regional Plan implementation.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 5

Proactively seek external funding for plan implementation

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Objective 5.1

Enhance efforts to pursue private and federal funding to increase competitiveness with other states and regions.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.1

Pursue federal funding from the SCI partnership and reach out to other federal partners to determine how they can support implementation of the Regional Plan.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Brookings Mountain West ; Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.2

Work with organizations such as the Brookings Institute and the Nevada Community Foundation to increase competitiveness for federal funding and prioritize grant seeking at all levels of government.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNS partnered with the Nevada Community Foundation, Guinn Center, United Way of Southern Nevada, and State Grants Office to convene a workgroup of grants professionals to develop a strategic framework aimed at increasing the federal grant competitiveness in region; Strategy focuses on improving nonprofit organizational capacities and working to make federal grants a regional priority across sectors; John Hudak, a senior fellow at Brookings, was brought in to address the workgroup and speak to the importance of the federal grants issue
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
5.1.3

Increase coordination and data sharing with the State's Grant Management Office, as well as designees at each local government.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNS staff partnered with Grants Office and other community partners to develop of Federal Grants Strategic Framework; SNS is helping facilitate relationships between Grants Office and organizations/agencies in Southern Nevada; RTC/SNS coorindate regularly with local governments to share data
    Regional Transportation Commission of S. NV
5.1.4

Tie eligibility criteria for state and federal dollars to the ability for the potential project to meet Regional Plan objectives.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.5

Enhance the accuracy, consistency, and timeliness of data reported to the federal government.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.6

Work with community leaders to increase their understanding and support of the Regional Plan.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.7

Dedicate staff time to grant-seeking and grant-writing to look for additional funding sources for Regional Plan implementation.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term