Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced a program he described as the “every Nevadan recovery framework.”
He said the state’s ability to recover from the pandemic depends on the recovery of Nevadans first.
“We will focus our efforts on a comprehensive approach that puts individuals and families right at the center,” he said.
He said the framework developed with his staff, Treasurer Zach Coniine and legislative leadership will, “help prioritize the expenditure of funds for Nevadans.”
State government will directly receive some $2.95 billion in stimulus money and the goal of the framework is to ensure the money is focused on Nevada families and the economy.
Conine said now more than ever, they must work across the state to rebuild communities and revitalize the economy.
The American Recovery Plan will provide the critical resources to control the pandemic and kickstart the economic recovery, said Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, D-Las Vegas.
She was joined by Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson, D-Las Vegas, who said a thoughtful approach to implementing the framework will greatly benefit the state.
Funds will be prioritized in four categories: health and safety, strengthening community support and access to education, building a strong economy and improving quality of life for all Nevadans.