Effective April 26, 2016, United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) discontinued the accreditation process. Current UWSN Accredited Agencies will maintain their status until June 2017. The Nevada Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) provides a similar accreditation process that is available to any nonprofit organization through February 28, 2017. To learn more about the CFC, please visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management CFC page.
If you are interested in funding opportunities through UWSN, our Board of Directors has just approved our new Community Based Agenda and a request for proposals will be forthcoming in Spring 2017. Please sign up for our Nonprofit Connection newsletter by emailing Marilyn Provost at MarilynP@uwsn.org to stay informed about our Community Based Agenda and the RFP process.
Southern Nevada Strong has compiled a strategic framework to enhance the abilities of Southern Nevada's nonprofit organizations to apply for and receive federal grant funding. "Improving Southern Nevada Nonprofits' Grant Capacity and Competitiveness" identifies opportunities for nonprofits to improve the quality and quantity of the grant applications they submit, and calls for cross-sector collaboration to make securing federal grants a regional priority. The strategic framework is intended to guide the approach nonprofits take with federal grants and align stakeholders across the region for shared success. Download it here.
During the coming year, Southern Nevada Strong and their community partners, including United Way of Southern Nevada, will share resources, provide technical assistance, organize professional development trainings, and host educational workshops to help the community learn more about the strategic framework and how it can be successfully implemented. To begin, they are conducting a region-wide survey to gather feedback and information from nonprofit organizations and government agencies about their experience and approach to federal grants. The survey results will be made available to community stakeholders to help inform decision-making and track progress over time. Take the survey here.