Notice of Funding Availability

United Way announces availability of grant funds to achieve early literacy and grade level reading outcomes

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020.  Funds are intended for a two year grant cycle. Community organizations across our region are invited to apply. 

Please note that all proposals are due by Noon on Friday, February 14, 2020.

Please download the Request for Proposal and Supporting Documents below:

When submitting the proposal documents, add the name of your organization/partnership at the end of the document title.


Please email RSVP to, and state the session applicant will be attending as well as name of participant(s) and applying organization or partnership. Teleconference attendees will be provided with call-in information, once their RSVP is received, in advance of the call.

Attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory:

Tuesday, January 14, 2020: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
UWNNS Office – 639 Isbell Rd., Ste. 460, Reno NV.
Monday, January 27, 2020: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Monday, February 3, 2020: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
In-person: UWNNS Office – 639 Isbell Rd., Ste. 460, Reno NV.
Teleconference will also be available - details shared after you RSVP 

Questions? Please contact Montana Lechner at