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Jun. 4, 2024

Each year, UNLV diligently prepares and submits appropriations requests for federal funding, including program requests, plus-ups, language requests, and community project funding, (formerly "earmarks").

UNLV strives to ensure its funding requests align with federal priorities and community needs, and the university actively engages members of the state congressional delegation, fostering strong partnerships to secure vital resources for its academic and research endeavors.

As bills move from committee to the House and Senate floor and onto the President's desk, UNLV closely tracks their progress, remaining proactive throughout the appropriations process.

Below, you will find a timeline (subject to change) corresponding to the university’s annual Federal Appropriations process.

Date Event

  • May FY Federal Appropriations Process begins
  • June-August Campus community develops requests
  • September Deadline to submit requests via the appropriations request form
  • September Identification and communication of projects selected for inclusion
  • October Project templates due
  • October Meetings with UNLV’s federal lobbying team and requestor points of contact
  • January Final applications due
  • February Office of Government & Community Engagement submits UNLV’s Requests to Nevada's Congressional Delegation

Information regarding UNLV’s Federal Appropriations Requests, beginning with the most recent fiscal year, can be found below, and a brief description of each request can be found on the Federal Funding Request Spotlights webpage.


UNLV's FY25 Appropriations Request include the following:

  • Radiochemistry - $2,200,000
  • Challenger Learning Center - $2,300,000
  • Digital Equity and Research Infrastructure Enhancement (DERIE) - $3,300,000
  • Nursing - $2,400,000
  • Electron Probe Microanalysis (EPMA) - $1,400,000
  • Jackson Street Experience - $900,000
  • Trio & Gear Up - $900,000
  • Hispanic Serving Research and STEM Education Cohort Program - $30,000,000 (Joint Request in Partnership w/ AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, NV, NM, NY, & TX)


UNLV’s FY24 Appropriations Requests were approved, as follows:

  • Hybrid Quantum Computing - Not funded in FY24
  • Nursing Simulation - $400,000
  • BioX - Cell Sorter - Not funded in FY24
  • Supercomputer Investment/High Performance Computing - $4,000,000
  • Alphachron Equipment - $981,000
  • Smart Cities - Not funded in FY24
  • National Nuclear Cybersecurity Workforce Program - Not funded in FY24
  • Nevada Nuclear Security Site - Not funded in FY24