Immediate Needs (2010-2014)
- More than 275,934 Individuals have been connected to 2-1-1, providing critical services 24/7 to those in need
- More than 2,390,000 immediate needs services were provided including shelter, meals and food for those in need
United Way of Southern Nevada “Immediate Needs” Grants for 2014 – Announcements in Fall of 2014
General Information and Instructions
United Way of Southern Nevada’s Immediate Needs funding is part of United Way’s overall Community-based Agenda, which is focused on improving the education, income and health of people in southern Nevada. Through the committed “Immediate Needs” funding strategy, United Way’s goal is to reframe how the system operates to insure lasting change. Funding allocations are intended to focus on the effective delivery of services.
Applicants for funding must be UWSN accredited agency partners in good standing. All agencies applying for funding are required to have current fiscal year audits and IRS 990s on file with UWSN as required by the signed Annual Affiliation Agreement.
Activities Supported by the Grant Program
For the 2014-2015 grant funding period, RFPs will only be accepted for existing programs or services in the following areas:
1. Nutrition Assistance
- Bulk Food/Pantry services
- Food Services
2. Housing Assistance
- Assistance with past due rent or mortgage. Only one time assistance per calendar year.
- Assistance with payment of NV Energy or SW Gas bills. Only one month of assistance per household per calendar year.
No administrative costs can be utilized from this funding. These dollars must be used to provide direct assistance for the client, including expenses directly related to provision of services (not to exceed 35% of total grant award).
Funding will not be awarded for new agency programs.
Application Review Criteria
The grant review committee will use the following criteria to assess applications:
- Application Content – clear, specific and persuasive
- Description of Need – demonstrated understanding of the target population and how current community needs in the area of essential services.
- Project Plan – precise, achievable and logically leads to attainment of results/outcomes; creative yet practical methodology
- Organizational Health– strong track record of past successes; mission and vision clearly articulated; board and staff are engaged and effective; organization collaborates with others
- Financial Health – We are requesting a three (3) year budget history, along with current program budget, to review the viability of this specific program being submitted by the agency.
- Evaluation – outcome measures are appropriate and well defined
Grant Approval and Distribution of Grant Funds
A group of volunteers from our community have been recruited to serve on our Immediate Needs Council to review all applications, and then make recommendations for funding. The Board will review and approve the recommendations of the Immediate Needs Council.
Agency Grantee Listing (Jan.1 – Dec 31, 2014)
|American Red Cross||Disaster Services/Food Vouchers|
|Boy Scouts||Scouting for Food|
|Boys & Girls Clubs||Family Resource Center: Bulk Food|
|Catholic Charities||Meal Program/Food Pantry|
|Emergency Aid of Boulder City||Boulder City Homeless Prevention Program|
|HELP of Southern Nevada||Emergency Resource Services- Food Vouchers|
|HELP of Southern Nevada||Shannon West Youth Shelter-Congregate Meals|
|Hopelink||Bountiful Hope Food Bank|
|Lutheran Social Services||Food Distribution|
|Lutheran Social Services||Rent/Utility Assistance|
|SafeNest||SafeNest Shelter – Congregate Meals|
|Salvation Army – Food||Family Services Food Pantry|
|Salvation Army – Rent||The Salvation Army Clark County Housing Program|
|Shade Tree||Hope for the Hungry|
|St Jude’s Ranch||Crossing at St Jude’s Ranch – Food Vouchers|
|Unied Methodist Social Ministries||Family Food Pantry|
|Variety Early Learning Center||Nutritious Bulk Food Pantry|
|Women’s Development Center||WDC Food Pantry|
Help for Tough Times
UWSN in partnership with the United Labor Agency of Nevada, AFL-CIO Community Services published in 2009 “Help for Tough Times,” a complete guide to unemployment, health care, legal assistance and other basic needs. Available in English and in Spanish, this guide helps individuals and families navigate the resources available in our community.
To find the most current contact information on the agencies in this guide or on our Immediate Needs agencies, contact the Nevada 2-1-1 line at 211 where you will be connected to an operator who can assess your need and provide referrals to local agencies.
Find out more about Nevada 2-1-1.