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Staff report

Staff report

More than $3 million is headed to Northern and rural Nevada from Tuesday’s passage the Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations bill by the U.S. Senate.

In all, more than $9 million for Nevada will go toward seniors, rural medical services, education.

“I’m pleased that this bill invests in Nevada’s future by funding education, health care initiatives and job training programs to help prepare Nevadans for the global economy,” said Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. “It reflects Nevada and America’s priorities by providing the funding we need to educate our children, to provide hope for medical breakthroughs, to give our workers the competitive edge they need, and to care for our elderly.”

According to a press release from Reid’s office, the senator led efforts to restore funding for: Biomedical research; career and technical-education programs to make America more competitive; special education and Head Start programs for low-income students; and aid for poor children and families.

The bill passed by a vote of 75 to 19 in the Senate, but must still earn passage in the House before becoming final.

Below is a list of Nevada projects that will receive funding:

Northern Nevada

$1.5 million for the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Center for Molecular Medicine (which houses the Whittemore-Peterson CFS Institute) for the purchase of equipment and for construction.

$1 million for the University of Nevada Health Sciences System for the construction and equipment for nursing clinical skills labs.

$300,000 for the Washoe County School District to fund the classroom on wheels program for low-income preschool students.

$250,000 for the Washoe County School District for a parent notification and attendance tracking system.

Rural Nevada

$100,000 for the Nevada Rural Retired Senior Volunteer Program to recruit and retain volunteers to serve low-income seniors in 15 rural counties in Nevada.

$350,000 for the Nevada Rural Hospital Partners to expand a rural telemedicine project.

$100,000 for the Esmeralda County School District for an accelerated math and reading program for K-6 students.

$250,000 for the Lander County School District for a high school math and science remediation program.

$200,000 for Save the Children to expand rural literacy programs to Nevada.

$350,000 for the Western Folklife Center to develop exhibits and educational programs.


$200,000 for Best Buddies to develop a Nevada site for a program that provides mentoring and employment opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Southern Nevada

$175,000 for the Huntridge Teen Center and the Nevada Dental Association to purchase equipment and coordinate care for the Huntridge Dental Clinic in Las Vegas that provides dental care to teenagers who would not otherwise have access to such care.

$500,000 for the Las Vegas Jewish Federation for the Las Vegas Senior Lifeline Program that provides social services to seniors over 60.

$600,000 for UNLV the construction of an Emerging Disease Research Unit at the School of Public Health.

$500,000 for Touro University in Henderson for equipment or construction for the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

$750,000 for the College of Southern Nevada to expand Internet course offerings.

$325,000 for Nevada State College for a math and science partnership with CSN and CCSD.

$250,000 for the Clark County School District for a smaller learning community for English-language learners at Del Sol High School.

$250,000 for the Clark County School District for a leadership training academy to train the next generation of school principals.

$500,000 for the Charter School Development Fund to provide technology upgrades for the Andre Agassi Academy.

$150,000 for the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow in Las Vegas to expand job training and support services.

$200,000 for the Henderson Senior Center to create a demonstration project for seniors with diabetes.

$100,000 for Positively Kids in Las Vegas for home, respite and medical day care for severely-disabled children.