2024-2025 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) or 501(c)(6) 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 on hyperlinks to access documents

Applicants may examine NAZA's Annex 11 - Reviewable NAZA Application to review the 
application, in its entirety, to get a glimpse of the questions and other requested information.

Application and copies of all required documents must be 
submitted to NAZA by April 15th in order to be considered.

NAZA Operations Manager will host two Pre-Submittal Virtual Q&A to walk applicants through the 
application process. Those meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 19 at 12:30p - 1:30p and 
Friday, March 22 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

Please List Board of Directors

About Your Organization - 2

Amount should include Afterschool and Summer funds, if applicable
501c3 or 501c6 Documentation

All 5th - 8th Grade Youth

Proposed Program Site Information

Please complete the Annex 8 - Program Site, to provide details related to:
  • Afterschool target School(s) and/or Community Site(s) 
  • Target Summer program location(s)
  • Corresponding target number of youth
  • Partnership Level (New or Renewing)
  • Transportation Need

Afterschool Program Information

Mission and Experience

Detailed Programming Information

Afterschool Program Weekly Plan/Activities and Curriculum
Outline an example of your week activities

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. Three or more would be greatly appreciated.  

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 25 (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025) 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 Upload the Needed Documents

Program Logistics

Student to Staff Ratio

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 charter school and community-based programs, we can provide transportation to the best to our ability and help determine alternatives.

Program Data

Complete the following to explain what was learned during the 2023-2024 Academic Year:

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

If you No, type "N/A"

New Applicant Information

Afterschool Programming Info

List schools programming was administered, or students recruited.
Summer Programming Info

Program Data

Add Program Budget and upload Partnership Letters and Additional Information

Need Documents and Forms
Preliminary Grant Budget Form

to complete preliminary Program Budget 
Organizational Risk Assessment

CLICK HERE to complete the Metro Nashville Risk Assessment.
Annex 6 Community or Annex 7 School Based Programs
Performance Measures

Final Check and Review

Check all the boxes that apply. Did you complete:
Final Budget Information

Based on your 2024-2025 NAZA Preliminary Budget calculations, your organization's:
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.