This week, Governor Sisolak presented the first four Community Recovery Grants awarded to non-profits that provide direct and immediate community services to Nevadans. From the press release:
“I am grateful for the support these non-profit organizations have provided to Nevadans throughout this pandemic. These grants are a small token of our appreciation for their services which have been instrumental in helping Nevadans recover,” said Gov. Sisolak. “The State remains committed to investing federal dollars back into the community through programs that will have an immediate effect on the lives of Nevadans and the recovery of our State.”
Announced in early December, the State set aside $30 million in federal funds to utilize existing non-profits in the State to help provide direct and immediate community services. On February 9, the Interim Finance Committee approved the first four Community Recovery Grants.
The first non-profits to receive funds include:
- The Family Support Center, located in Winnemucca. The $153,764 grant will help the center reduce wait times and serve additional clients. The organization provides community-based, outpatient mental health and wellness services.
- The Food Bank of Northern Nevada, located in Sparks. The $629,026 grant will go toward the equitable outreach program. The Food Bank currently serves more than 107,000 individuals every month, almost half of whom are children and seniors.
- Baby’s Bounty, located in Las Vegas. The $201,801 grant will support the diaper bank and baby bundle programs. The organization supports and empowers at-risk families by helping provide education and other tools to ensure a good start for every baby.
- Goodwill of Southern Nevada, with locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The $993,512 grant will allow Goodwill to build upon a program that provides evidence-based workforce development for certified nursing assistants and medical assistants. Working with employers, Goodwill provides training sprints to help Nevadans get training and certification in high-wage, high-growth, health care jobs.
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