June 2023 - Newsletter

Welcome to the Governor’s Office of Federal Assistance (OFA) June 2023 edition were content has been crafted specifically for you!


    OFA Service Highlight - Grant Writing Assistance

    The Governor’s Office of Federal Assistance is available to provide support and assistance to our stakeholders (State Agencies, Local Governments, Tribal Governments, and Nonprofits) with their grant writing needs.

    If you are looking for resources, best practices, support, or help in writing a federal grant proposal, OFA can assist free of charge.

    Email us at grants@ofa.nv.gov for more information.

      News: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) the Nevada Way

      As collaboration efforts continue, the Office of Federal Assistance has launched the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Hub.

      On the new IIJA Hub, you will find information on current funding that has been awarded and announced as well as existing projects that are currently taking place in Nevada. You can also find information on current, open, competitive funding opportunities that are funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and IIJA.

      Additional resources you will find on OFA’s IIJA Hub:

      • Federal and state infrastructure resources
      • Federal IIJA playbooks and guides to support your team
      • Federal Grant Support tools to find and leverage this once in a lifetime federal funding opportunity

      To further support the statewide effort, submit a Request for Support to our team or Tell Us About Your Project. We have a team of grant professionals who can help match you with other stakeholders and help you find and apply for these new federal funds.

      If you would like to share your IIJA project or story with us, please email us directly at grants@ofa.nv.gov.

      We want to hear from you!

        News: Legislative Updates: Work Program Thresholds Increased for Interim Finance Committee

        Senate Bill 431 from the 2023 Legislative Session has increased the work program thresholds for the Interim Finance Committee (IFC) effective July 1, 2023. These changes can reduce the number of times state agencies have to appear before the IFC for approval of grant funds, while also reducing the time for grant-receiving agencies prior to project implementation.

        Changes include:

        • Revision of work programs over $75,000 will need IFC consideration. Currently, that threshold is any amount over $30,000. (NRS 353.220),
        • Revisions of fiscal year work programs (done annually) that increase or decrease allotments by 20 percent or $350,000, whichever is less. Currently, that threshold is 10% or $75,000, whichever is less. (NRS 353.220)
        • Receipt of gifts or grants (governmental or non-governmental) under $200,000, are not subject to IFC review. Currently, those thresholds are any gift or non-governmental grant below $20,000 and governmental grants under $150,000. (NRS 353.335)

          News: The USDR Nevada Federal Grant Identification Tool is LIVE!

          Nevada is the first state in the nation to develop this free federal grant discovery tool to empower regional collaboration by helping you identify potential partners and collaborators on federal grant applications.

          Check out what StateScoop had to say about these ground breaking efforts!

          Visit Grant Discovery to learn about how you can onboard your team to bring relevant and current federal grant opportunities to your organization and increase collaboration statewide.

          Don’t Wait! Register to join the other 150+ users of the free Federal Grant Discovery Tool.

          All are welcome. If fact, our current users are wide mix:

          • Nonprofits: 39%
          • State agencies: 33%
          • County government, local government, educational partners, tribal government, and the private sector: 28%

          Begin your enhanced federal grant discovery and find collaboration partners today!

          WAIT! There is more!

          Registered Users enjoy monthly USDR Office Hours. USDR and OFA staff are there to give you:

          • Instant answers
          • Technical assistance
          • Navigation tips
          • Alert set up assistance
          • More

          Next USDR Office Hours start on July 13th at 10 am PST.

          If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out at grants@ofa.nv.gov.

            Upcoming Training Opportunities

            FREE - Taking a Look at the Nevada Grant Manual: A Valuable Resource at Your Fingertips: June 29, 2023 at 10:00AM

            The Nevada Governor's Office of Federal Assistance's next free training will take place on June 29, 2023, at 10:00 AM via Teams. We will provide an overview of the Nevada Grant Manual along with a tour of the additional resources that can be found on the of the OFA website.

            Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

            • Understand the purpose of the Nevada Grant Manual and how to gain access
            • An overview of the Nevada Grant Manual and how it can aide in the success of your grant lifecycle - from pre-award to closeout
            • A tour of the additional resources provided by the Office Federal Assistance - free tools for those seeking federal grants

            PAID - CharityHowTo - Project Management for Grant Professionals - July 25, 2023

            FREE - Elevate - How to Build Your Grants Program - August 17. 2023

            FREE - Foundant Technologies - Advanced Storytelling: How to Tell Stories Across All Types of Grants - August 29, 2023

              On Demand Recorded Trainings

              Missed out in a past OFA training offered or interested in watching again? No worries. Past trainings and handouts are available on our website.

              Past Trainings include:

              Funding Opportunities

              NEW Funding Opportunity Announcement!

              This one is HUGE! There is something here for almost everyone!

              The Department of Transportation is now taking applications for up to $5.575 billion in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for projects of regional or national significance — including rural and tribal areas.

              This funding supports three major discretionary grant programs that involve surface transportation projects designed to strengthen supply chains, spur economic development, improve safety and daily life.

              Applications for funding are being solicited together under a single opportunity titled the Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant program.

              The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm EDT on August 21, 2023. Applicants may find the NOFO, Frequently Asked Questions, and other helpful resources at the MGD Program.

              Have an opportunity you would like to share? We have made this quick and easy for you with our new online form! Please submit to our Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) today.