American Rescue Act Plan


Washoe County Community Reinvestment Grant

Accepting Applications June 1st, 2022 - July 15th, 2022

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Grant Application and Guidelines

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If your organization would like to set up a 1:1 call with the Community Reinvestment Team to discuss your project or to confirm eligibility, please email communitygrants@washoecounty.gov with times that work for your team. We will get back to you with a time that works for both entities!


 

The Washoe County Community Reinvestment Grant Program offers $4,000,000 in funding to eligible nonprofits that provide services in Washoe County that can aid in a strong and equitable recovery. The County requests proposals for projects or programs to help the community recover from COVID-19, align with the priorities of ARPA-SLFRF funding, and further the County’s strategic goals.  

The grant program is intended to address:

  • Negative economic impacts spurred or exacerbated by the pandemic;
  • Systemic community challenges through improved service delivery; and
  • Planning and preparation for future events that cause service disruptions.

In general, projects will be prioritized that partner or collaborate with existing Washoe County services or address issues related to:

  • Childcare
  • Mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • Community violence and child neglect
  • Promote internet access
  • Outdoor recreation and trails, or
  • Assist individuals to gain skills that will bolster their economic potential. 

Grant Details

Organizations are eligible for either a small grant or a standard grant and will only be awarded one type of grant.

Small Grants Standard Grants 
  • Up to $50,000 to support smaller projects or one-time purchases
  • 12 month performance period
  • No match requirement
  • Limited to one grant per organization
  • $50,001 to $1,000,000 to support larger projects and programmatic efforts
  • 12 - 24 month performance period
  • No match requirement
  • Limited to one grant per organization

Application Deadline and Grant Timeline

Applications are due on July 15, 2022. Applications will be scored and ranked depending on how the project fulfills the needs of the community and strategically aligns with Washoe County services. If awarded, projects will begin in October 2022.

  • June 1st, 2022 – Applications open for submission
  • June 9th, 2022, at 2:00 pm – Virtual Application Workshop with instructions and Q&A (view slides)
  • July 15th, 2022 – Application Deadline
  • July – August – Applications are Reviewed
  • September 2022 – Recipients will be notified of funding and recommendations will be presented to the Board of Commissioners for final approval
  • October 2022 – Grant Funding Begins

The application portal will be open from June 1st, 2022, to July 15th, 2022, at midnight. Applications received after the due date will not be considered for funding.

 


Eligible Uses and Restrictions

All projects must satisfy an eligible use allowed by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Final Rule. Washoe County will review your organization’s application for compliance with the eligible use categories of the federal grant funds. The Community Reinvestment Grant Program may fund programs, projects, and services designed to address the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency and negative economic impacts. Proposals must be reasonable and proportional to the impacts experienced since March 2020. In general, but not limited to, applicants may propose projects that:

  • Achieve equitable outcomes and serve underserved populations,
  • Aid households or populations facing negative economic or public health impacts caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 public health emergency,
  • Build stronger communities through housing and neighborhood services including recreational opportunities,
  • Promote healthy childhood environments such as after-school programs or services,
  • Improve access to healthcare, behavioral healthcare, substance abuse services, or mental health services,
  • Promote evidence-based interventions in the community.

In general, proposals for economic development or construction of stadiums or tourist destinations will not be considered. Proposed projects should not be used to escalate overhead expenses.

Grant opportunities are for nonprofit organizations. Requirements include:

  • State of Nevada Certificate of Existence with Status of Good Standing
  • Nonprofit certificate 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19)
  • Provide direct services to the Washoe County community
  • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and an active SAM.gov registration

Once final proposals are chosen, your organization must provide certificate of insurance and a list of your current board of directors.

In accordance with NRS 244.1505, the Board of County Commissioners may grant all or part of the money to a nonprofit organization created for religious, charitable or educational purposes to be expended for the selected purpose.


Application Forms and Resources

Grant Application Questions and Guidelines

Application Budget Template

Conflict of Interest Attestation Form 

Map of Washoe County Qualified Census Tracts 

ARPA SLFRF Final Rule Overview

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