This week, the Interim Finance Committee completed awarding $30 million in the Community Recovery Grant program, funded by American Rescue Plan dollars, to support existing non-profits in the State that provide direct and immediate community services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program focused on grants that could help with five critical priority areas: investing in schools that prepare all children for success; solidifying a healthy state for all Nevadans; providing good jobs for a diverse, vibrant and sustainable workforce; supporting families with access to quality and affordable child care; and strengthening secure housing.
When the Community Recovery Grant program launched in December 2021, more than 300 organizations applied for more than $445 million in funding. The applicants developed proposals that would help Nevada’s most vulnerable communities. State lawmakers prioritized projects that provide access to resources necessary to relieve hardships experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and projects that will increase services the non-profits provide to the community.