The G3Wire- July 29, 2022

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. 

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Leads Bicameral Legislation to Protect Consumers and Prevent Energy Market Manipulation 

Cortez Masto and Rosen Vote to Pass Legislation to Support Nevada’s Water Infrastructure, Protect Lake Tahoe

Rosen Joins Letter Urging VA to Lift Abortion Restrictions for Veterans, Eligible Dependents

Rosen Helps Pass Bipartisan Competitiveness and Innovation Package to Bolster Domestic Manufacturing

Titus Statement Of Support For The Chips And Science Act

Titus Praises Funding For Southern Nevada Airports

Rep. Lee Votes To Pass Chips Act To Lower Costs For Nevadans And Bolster U.S. Manufacturing

Five Bills Championed By Rep. Susie Lee Included In Drought And Wildfire Package Headed To House Floor

Updates from the Governor’s Office

Governor Sisolak to tour weatherization program at HELP of Southern Nevada as part of Nevada Climate Series 2022

Nevada increases hiring of military veterans for state jobs, expands state employment support to military and veteran spouses

Governor Sisolak visits One-Stop Career Center, highlights resources for jobseekers as Nevada employment hits all-time high

Employment in Nevada reaches new all-time high

State Agency and Local Government Updates

Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation welcomes new leadership: Lisa Levine named Executive Director

DETR: Nevada Statewide & Metro Area Labor Market Overview

DETR: Nevada Local Area Labor Market Overview

DHHS: Nevada Medicaid awarded $1.6m grant to develop, recruit and retain dental workforce

NDOT-led Study Offers Guidance To Reduce Animal-Vehicle Collisions and Provide Wildlife Connectivity

June 2022 Nevada Gaming Revenues and Collections 

LAS Enjoys Busiest Month Ever in June 2022  

CCSD Welcomes 883 New Teachers

CCSD Focuses On School Safety Ahead Of New School Year

Articles of Interest

Districts grapple with worsening teacher shortage as new school year nears (NV Independent)

Nevada regulators say ‘not yet’ to proposal to allow marijuana sales, use at big events (NV Independent)

More money translates to more votes in most Nevada local government primaries (NV Independent)

Democratic Party officials discuss holding simultaneous Nevada, New Hampshire primaries (NV Independent)

Deal struck in high-stakes legal battle over Formula One Las Vegas race (LVRJ)

Congressional probe labels Siegel Group’s eviction practices ‘uniquely egregious’ (NV Current)

Term limits still unclear, three decades after approval (NV Current)

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