The G3Wire- May 13, 2022

This week, the White House announced a commitment from 20 internet providers across the country – including those that serve Nevada households – to help reduce costs for consumers while increasing internet speeds. Between the American Rescue Plan funds and other available federal dollars, Nevada is investing over $500 million for high-speed internet initiatives. 

Last month, the Interim Finance Committee approved more than $200 million for the Office of Science, Innovation and Technology to pursue universal access to high-speed internet for all Nevadans. Those Funds will help build fiber into nearly every community throughout the state, including tribal communities. Funds will help build fiber to community anchor institutions and residences in nearly every community throughout the state.

The full press release can be found here: Federal program to help connect more Nevadans to low-cost high-speed internet access

Updates from the Governor’s Office

More than $68 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Conserve and Strengthen Ecosystems and Economies

Pre-applications now being accepted for Child Care Expansion Grant funds

CDFI Created in Southern Nevada Using Settlement Funds

Governor Sisolak joins as officials announce three year partnership to bring the IFL Championship to Henderson

Nevada State Transportation Contracts Announced This Month Will Support 635 Jobs

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan LIFELINE Act to Unlock American Rescue Plan Funds for Affordable Housing Development

Cortez Masto Announces Historic Preservation Grants to Nevada and Tribes

Cortez Masto, Moran Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support New Business Development & Growth

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce More Than $48 Million in Federal Funding for Affordable Housing in Nevada

Rosen Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators Calling to Include SAFE Banking Act in Competitiveness Package

Rosen, Colleagues Urge Defense Secretary to Protect Reproductive Rights for Servicemembers

Rosen Discusses Vote on Women’s Health Protection Act with ABC News

In Floor Speech, Rosen Calls on Senate to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

Rep. Titus Introduces Our Public Buildings Act

Rep. Lee Announces More Than $48 Million in Federal Funding for Affordable Housing in Nevada

Rep. Susie Lee Introduces Community-Based Workforce Development Act

Rep. Lee Speaks on House Floor Urging Senate to Protect a Woman’s Right to Choose

State Agency and Local Government Updates

Nevadans reminded of COVID-19 resources; cases expected to rise through May

Clark County Receives Three Achievement Awards From National Association Of Counties

CCSD Board Of School Trustees Meeting Recap

Articles of Interest

Housing aid dominates local government plans for spending COVID relief money (NV Independent)

Gaming regulators approve MGM Resorts’ purchase of the Cosmopolitan operations (NV Independent)

Washoe school board confirms Susan Enfield as its new leader (NV Independent)

Was it the mob?: Body found in Lake Mead brings plenty of speculation (LVRJ)

Clark County sees another increase in COVID metrics (LVRJ)

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