Funding & Grants

Building Opportunities in Out-of-School Time (BOOST) Grant

NAN proudly presents the Building Opportunities in Out-Of-School Time (BOOST) Grant, a competitive program to support community-based organizations in offering summer enrichment and comprehensive afterschool programming. The BOOST Grant Program aims to provide funding opportunities that increase high-quality Out-Of-School Time (OST) programs, ensuring positive growth and optimal development of all K-12 youth. This grant is supported by the UNLV Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy, and is funded through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, derived from the Nevada Division of Welfare and Social Services (DWSS).

Grant Awardees:

  • City of Henderson: Serving in Henderson
  • CORE Powered by Rogers Foundation: Serving Las Vegas
  • Greater Youth Sports Association Serving Las Vegas
  • Kings Row Community Life Center: Serving Reno
  • Next Level Connections: Serving Las Vegas
  • Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada: Serving Minden and Lovelock
  • Sierra Nevada Journeys: Serving Reno, Sparks and Fallon


Tips on Writing Proposals
This resource reviews the steps involved in creating a proposal and key fundraising terms to use in your application.

UNLV Library – Budgeting for Grants workshop
This workshop provides a demonstration on how to create a budget based on project needs, justifying your budget, and collaborating with other institutions to complete project goals. It also includes a UNLV OSP budget template.

UNR Writing Center – Grant writing resources
This website provides informational articles, samples, and short courses on writing successful grant proposals.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Resources to Optimize Your District’s ESSER Funds to Enhance Out-of-School-Time – A Guide for Nevada School and District Leaders
This toolkit is intended to provide the information needed to help school leaders ensure quality out-of-school-time with ESSER funds with the support of the Nevada Afterschool Network.

Visit the link here to access a list of grants available to counties from different state and federal sources. This list is updated weekly and in order of the application due dates.

Nevada Arts Council programs serve as a catalyst to stimulate artistic, creative, cultural, and economic activity across the state, enliven its breadth of communities, ensure lifelong learning in the arts for all Nevadans, and to encourage public and private support for the arts.

Visit the link here to access current grant offerings for FY24 and other helpful tools such as grant workshops and writing resources.

OSIT is working to build capacity in the STEM workforce, support STEM education in schools, and increase interest and awareness of STEM careers. Grants administered by OSIT can help OST programs implement STEM-related content and expand access to STEM opportunities for youth. Click here to access a list of current available funding opportunities, reporting templates, and contact information.

Be sure to check regularly for upcoming and ongoing funding opportunities.  

The Nevada Department of Education helps to provide funding for local agencies that is available annually through state and federal funds. Visit the NDE website for more information on upcoming funding opportunities for 2023. For grant funding eligibility, information, or technical support, please contact the appropriate staff member listed under ‘Contacts.’

Be sure to check regularly for upcoming and ongoing funding opportunities.

Is your OST program looking for funding? Visit the websites below for more information on 2023 community funding opportunities to support youth programs in Nevada.

Grant Gopher
UNLV Grant Seeking Source