Grant Matching Program

The Office of Federal Assistance’s Grant Matching Fund Program (GMP) is available for our stakeholders who matching/cost sharing funding when applying for a competitive federal grant. Our stakeholders are: 

  • State agencies 
  • Local government agencies 
  • Tribal governments 
  • Nonprofits 

Our stakeholders must have exhausted all efforts to find available funding before to the awarding of the federal grant. The program awards cash grants on a first-come, first-served basis to satisfy up to 50% of the required match necessary to receive federal funding awards.

Applicants applying between March and June of any given year should contact to learn more about the upcoming deadlines.


Save time with OFA’s eligibility checker! Complete this short, 3-minute assessment to determine if your project is eligible for the Nevada Grant Matching Program. Visit our eligibility checker by clicking the link below. 

Prior Awardees

  • Western Nevada College
    • FFY22: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Pollution Prevention Grant Program - $289,270.50
  • City of Las Vegas
    • FFY21: American Rescue Plan Act Economic Adjustment Assistance - $225,216.00
  • North Las Vegas Fire Department
    • FFY19: Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grants - $45,129

Program Background

From the 2019 legislative session, Assembly Bill 489 created the Grant Matching Fund (GMP) pilot program to provide matching funds to state agencies, local governments, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations applying for federal and nongovernmental organization grants. Senate Bill 528 of the 2019 session appropriated $1 million to fund the grants awarded by the pilot program.

    The pilot GMP was approved by the Interim Finance Committee in December 2019 and launched in January 2020. Within the first three months of accepting applications, $970,000 was committed. However, because of unforeseen budgetary impacts due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the program stopped accepting applications in April 2020. In fiscal year 2020, the Grant Matching Pilot Program committed $925,049 and ultimately awarded $45,129.

      Assembly Bill 445 of the 2021 Nevada legislative session extended the GMP, narrowing it to fund matches for federal grants only. An appropriation of $1 million was approved to fund the Grant Match Account for fiscal year 2022. Beginning July 1, 2022, the permanent program will be administered by the newly formed Office of Federal Assistance.