The Nevada Advisory Council on Federal Assistance (NACFA) was created by the 2015 Nevada State Legislature for the purpose of advising and assisting state and local agencies with respect to obtaining and maximizing federal assistance that may be available from any agency or organization.
Providing Public Comment to the Council
NACFA encourages members of the public and the grants community to attend meetings and to provide public comment. To be notified of upcoming meetings and other council-related initiatives, subscribe to the NACFA listserv.
Correspondence to council will be read into the public record at the next meeting and can be sent to:
Office of Federal Assistance
ATTN: Nevada Advisory Council on Federal Assistance
100 N. Steward St. Ste. 200
Carson City, NV 89701
Members of the Council
The Council consists of 11 members:
- Kathi Thomas-Gibson, Vice Chair
Represents local government, appointed by the Governor
- Kristen Stout - Secretary
Governor's Office of Federal Assistance
- Zach Conine or designee
State Treasurer, who may name a designee to serve on the Council on his behalf
- Andy Matthews or designee
State Controller, who may name a designee to serve on the Council on her behalf
- Amy Stephenson
Chief of the Budget Division of the Office of Finance (non-voting member)
Member of the Nevada Senate appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate
- Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe
Member of the Nevada Assembly appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
- Audra Hamernik - CEO of Nevada HAND
Represents a nonprofit organizations, a local agency, or a tribal government, appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate
- Monica Ford - CEO of Nevada Partners
Represents a nonprofit organization, a local agency, or a tribal government, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
Represents a nonprofit organization that provides grants in this state, appointed by the Governor
Represents private businesses, appointed by the Governor
Each appointed member of the Council serves a term of two years, with the possibility of reappointment for up to three terms. Statute directs the Governor to the extent practicable to collaborate to ensure that the persons appointed by the Governor are representative of both the urban and rural areas of Nevada.
In compliance with NRS 358.030, the council must deliver a report to the Governor and Legislative Commission before the end of each year. In its report, NACFA is able to make recommendations to obtain and to maximize federal assistance.