Daily Update- October 14, 2020 PETS Grant, Halloween

Today, Governor Sisolak announced details for a new $20 million grant program aimed at helping small businesses and non-profit organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) grant program makes $20 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds available to small businesses, non-profit organizations, arts and culture organizations, and local Chambers of Commerce to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses and organizations who meet the following criteria are eligible to receive funding under the program: 

  • Have a physical location in State (includes home-based businesses) 
  •  Been in operation prior to March 1, 2020
  •  Have under 50 employees
  •  Have an annual gross revenue under $4 million

More information about the program can be found HERE.

Nevada Health Response today issued recommendations and guidance for celebrating Halloween and Día de los Muertos.  The recommendations can be found HERE.

Today’s COVID-19 Press Bulletin is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Applauds Almost $1.7 Million for Nevada Hospital System During Coronavirus Pandemic

200 Days Since the President Signed the CARES Act, Cortez Masto Condemns McConnell’s Failed Priorities

Rosen Statement on USPS IG Investigation Into Failure to Update Voter Address Changes, Potential Election Mail Delivery Impacts

Rep. Susie Lee Hosts Older Americans Act Roundtable, Highlights Resources for Age 55+ Americans During COVID-19

Agency and Local Government Updates

2020 State of Computer Science Highlights Nevada’s Achievements

Washoe- Top headlines from the Board of County Commissioners Meeting 

Articles of Interest

Nevada writes off nearly $12 million in federally funded clean energy loans as ‘bad debt’ (NV Indy)

Urgency? Convenience? Eagerness? Voters say why they hustled to return their mail ballots (NV Indy)

Election Preview: Democrats largely lead in funding for seats on the state’s most powerful board (NV Indy)

CCSD board to hear transition plan for hybrid instruction (LVRJ)

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