Needs Assessment published in 2012 by the Grants Management Unit identified
hunger and access to food as a top priority across the State of Nevada. To
address this issue, a steering committee comprised of representatives from
several State departments and community partners in the food safety network was
convened to develop a strategic plan with goals and objectives intended to
increase food security in Nevada.
One of the key
strategies in the plan focused on creating “one-stop shops” that provide
individuals and families with immediate food assistance and also work with them
to address the root causes of hunger in their households. Assistance with employment, housing, utility
payments, child care, applying for public benefits and accessing other
supportive services help individuals and families stabilize and move toward
To view the strategic plan, Food Security in Nevada: Nevada's Plan for Action, click on the link below.
the SFY14-15 grant cycle, the Grants Management Unit began funding the
“one-stop shops” described in the Background
section above. Seven such operations were funded in urban and rural areas across the state. In addition, three new access points where individuals and families could obtain food were also awarded grant funds.
In the SFY16-17 grant cycle, available funds are supporting five "one-stop shops". In the course of fulfilling their primary mission, these programs are fostering a more collaborative, organized and innovative network of agencies that, together, are improving food security and self-sufficiency in local communities.
Programs awarded funding were selected through an open, competitive Request for Applications (RFA) process. The next solicitation is scheduled for early 2017 for the SFY18-19 grant cycle.