Nevada Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both
Democrats, Wednesday announced two federal Health and Human Services grants.
The first is a $1.94 million grant through the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is designed to improve access
to mental health and substance abuse treatment during the pandemic. They said
the money will build on the state’s capacity to provide those services
The federal agency has projected that the COVID-19 crisis
will increase the number of people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma
The second is an $8.7 million grant to help meet the needs
of seniors and people with disabilities to implement measures to prevent the
spread of the virus.
The grant will fund services including delivered meals, home
and respite care and support to families.
In a joint statement, the senators said the money will help
communities provide crucial services to those families.