Daily Update- September 25, 2020 Job Training Grant, Upcoming Directive

Today, Governor Sisolak announced that the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation is the recipient of a $13 million federal grant to support short-term job training programs to help prepare unemployed and underemployed individuals for in-demand occupations in Nevada.  This funding comes as part of available CARES act funding. The funding will bring the opportunity to offer expanded, streamlined access to short-term courses, credential and pathways in high-growth, high-wage sectors including manufacturing, health care, information technology, logistics and skilled trades. The full press release can be read HERE. 

The Governor also announced that he plans to provide updates to the current COVID-19 Statewide Baseline Mitigation Standards’ (also known as Statewide Standards) next week.  These updates will be issued via an emergency directive and will include adjustments to the current capacity limit for gatherings, lifting certain restrictions on youth sports, and other updates to current Statewide Standards. The Governor will hold a press conference next week to discuss the new updates prior to the directive being issued. 

The daily COVID-19 Press Bulletin is HERE, and the weekly Situation Report is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Applauds $13 Million in Grants to Support Nevada Workforce Training Programs

Cortez Masto, Rick Scott Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Requiring Apps to List Country of OriginRosen, Cornyn, Eshoo, Katko Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Bolster Cybersecurity for Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Local Governments

Rosen Named as 2020 Hospice Action Network Angel Awardee

Agency and Local Government Updates

DETR- Regular Initial and Continued Claims for Unemployment Insurance Decline Slightly; PUA Initial Claims Rise

Attorney General Ford, 48 States Announce $60 Million Settlement With C.R. Bard for Deceptive Marketing of Surgical Mesh Devices

NDOT- Nevada’s Second Longest Bridge Debuts September 28 in Northwest Las Vegas


Articles of Interest

Exploring, through data, COVID-19 in Nevada and beyond (NV Indy)

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport (Fox 5 Vegas)

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