2023-2024 NAZA Funded Partner Application (Annex 1)

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Thank you for your interest in becoming or returning as a NAZA Funded Partner.

NAZA's mission is to increase youths' equitable access to out-of-school time learning experiences that help youth thrive and develop to their full potential. Launched in 2010 by Mayor Karl Dean, the Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA) is a partnership between the youth development organizations all working collaboratively to improve the learning experiences of youth.

Through this call, NAZA seeks to contract with current, new or previously partnered youth development organizations in Nashville-Davidson County to provide high-quality afterschool programs to middle school youth. These programs must serve youth attending Metro Nashville Public Schools, including charter schools. 

In addition to afterschool programming, NAZA is also offering the funding opportunity for summer programs! The summer funds are only for organizations and locations serving youth living in Nashville-Davidson County. 

Please thoroughly review the Call for Proposal (CFP) for more details. 

Click here to view document.

 In order to be eligible for NAZA funds, applicant organizations must:


1) Be a 501(c)(3) non-profit or public entity.

2)  Have a track record of providing high-quality afterschool programming that enhances the academic, social/emotional, and/or physical growth of middle school youth.


3) Please remember you must include the following documents with your application: 

Please click links to access Annex documents

Application and copies of all required documents must be submitted to 
NAZA by March 31st in order to be considered.

NAZA Operations Manager will host two Pre-Submittal Virtual Webinars to walk applicants through the application process. Those meetings will be held on Monday, March 6th at 11:30a - 12:30p and Friday, March 10 at 10:00am - 11:00am. Click on your chosen date and sign up today!

For questions, please contact NAZA Operations Manager, Joshua Love, joshua.love@nashville.gov

About your Organization

Person who signs and oversees the contract

Amount should include Afterschool and Summer funds, if applicable
501c3 Documentation
501c3 Documentation

All 5th - 8th Grade Youth

Afterschool Program Information

Mission and Experience

Detailed Programming Information

Include address if not a school

Include address if not a school
Afterschool Program Weekly Plan/Activities and Curriculum
Outline an example of your week activites

Only provide a weeklong curriculum, at the most
Vision for Holistic Development Program Activities
Review Nashville’s Vision for Holistic Youth Development. Select which growth practices and corresponding principle of youth development, your program will help youth explore through your afterschool and summer program activities. 

For each selected growth practice, indicate how program activities will help youth explore that growth practice and what you hope youth will learn as a result. At least two growth practice must be selected. 

Five Principles of Positive Youth Development and choose at least one principle 

If applicable, include how you will integrate quality enrichment opportunities (provided internally or by external partners)

If applicable, include how you will integrate quality enrichment opportunities (provided internally or by external partners)

Summer Program Information

FYI:  Summer funding is pending Metro approval, so any proposed and approved activities will be pending Metro Fiscal Year 23 (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024) budget approval.

Use "N/A" if description is the same as Afterschool Program

Ex. All boys or girls program, certain grade or age, etc.

Please indicate the number of youth your organization proposes to serve at each program site

Please include building name and address

Count only rising 5th - 9th grade students
Please Upload the Needed Documents
Please refer to Budget Guidance Plan for assistance

Program Logistics

Applicants must provide plans for transportation or express the need for transportation in their application to help NAZA make informed decisions about transportation allocation. Plans/needs description should include both afternoon drop-off and evening buses.

NAZA will continue to work with MNPS transportation services to allocate evening buses for school-based sites within its funding limits and MNPS bus availability. For community-based programs, we can provide transportation to the best to our ability and help determine alternatives.

Program Data

If you have not received, completed, or have results for survey type "N/A"

New Applicant Information

List schools programming was administered, or students recruited.

Upload Program Budget and Partnership Letters and Additional Information

Upload Need Documents
Use Budget Guidance (Annex 5) for Assistance
Annex 6 Community Based or Annex 7 School Based Programs
Performance Measures

By submitting this application, my agency acknowledges that it meets the standards indicated above. Furthermore, in submitting this application we understand that we are agreeing to participate in the NAZA quality improvement process.