Nevada lawmakers OK $18.7 million in federal grants

Entrance to the State Legislature of Nevada in Carson City

Entrance to the State Legislature of Nevada in Carson City

The Interim Finance Committee on Tuesday approved a series of more than 30 grants of American Rescue Plan Act money to community non-profits.
Altogether, the grants total $18.69 million. According to LCB Fiscal analyst Brody Leiser, these grants commit the $30 million that was allocated to Community Recovery Grants that are available to non-profit organizations.
He said the funding goes to non-profit groups that can provide immediate services to the community.
Gov. Steve Sisolak said those non-profit groups do critical work to improve the lives of Nevadans.
The Community Grants Category provides support for a wide variety of programs from early intervention for children with disabilities to STEM training programs, Court Appointed Special Advocates, safe shelters for abused and transgender women in need and programs to support victims of domestic violence.
The funding will also support such programs as creative writing workshops in low-income areas, services to victims of sex trafficking, tutoring to address learning loss suffered through the pandemic and cosmetology training for inmates at Nevada’s prison for female offenders in North Las Vegas.
Music therapy and lifeguard training are also on the list as is funding for RSVP to provide services to isolated and homebound seniors in Nevada’s rural counties.
There is also money for mental health peer support for veterans and job placement services for workers as well as services for the homeless.


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