Las Vegas City Council Awards $37,335 In Grants To Youth Groups

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Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Las Vegas City Council Awards $37,335 In Grants To Youth Groups

Applicants Work To Improve The Community


            The Las Vegas City Council awarded $37,335.36 in grants as part of the annual Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program (YNAPP) at today’s City Council meeting. YNAPP is a collaboration between youth, neighborhood associations and government, allowing youth to take part in youth-led, youth-driven projects of their own design. To complete these projects, YNAPP offers grants for up to $1,250 for youth groups to create and implement neighborhood-based service learning projects. An exception was made this year to award $1,700 to Project Dot, the first time that a group has been awarded more than the maximum $1,250. Project Dot will provide feminine hygiene products to homeless and low-income females.


            A total of 30 grants were awarded to projects, including teaching coping skills to kids, food and essentials distribution, coding workshop and competition, care packages for the elderly, care packages for homeless youth, gratitude bags to frontline workers, soccer mentoring, youth dance and cheer camp, a recycling competition between elementary school classes, tennis lessons and tennis club for youth, bowling lessons and league night, esports tournament and food drive, a community resource fair and youth showcase, cross-cultural engagement, and more. Together, the funded projects will provide the city with a match of over $361,378 in volunteer hours, in-kind donations and/or financial contributions.


            The program requires youth groups to match the city’s grant with cash, volunteer time or in-kind services and goods donated to the project. Projects are required to take place within city limits.


            YNAPP encourages youth to take ownership of their neighborhoods and work with adults and local businesses to make the city a better place to live. Through YNAPP, youth acquire skills in leadership and teamwork while contributing to their communities. 


            Grant applications are reviewed by the YNAPP board, whose members are appointed by the City Council. Funding recommendations are then presented to the City Council for final approval. To learn more about the YNAPP grant program, visit