Nevada lawmakers OK $18.7 million in federal grants

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Entrance to the Nevada State Legislature in Carson City

The Interim Finance Committee on Tuesday approved a series of more than 30 grants of American Rescue Plan Act money to community nonprofit organizations.
In total, the grants total $18.69 million. According to LCB financial analyst Brody Leiser, these grants commit the $30 million that has been allocated for Community Recovery Grants that are available to nonprofits.
He said the funding goes to nonprofit groups that can provide immediate services to the community.
Gov. Steve Sisolak said these nonprofit groups are doing essential work to improve the lives of Nevadans.
The Community Grants category provides support for a wide variety of programs ranging from early intervention for children with disabilities, to STEM training programs, to court-appointed special advocates, to safe havens for abused and transgender women in need. and support programs for victims of domestic violence.
The funding will also support programs such as creative writing workshops in low-income areas, services for victims of sex trafficking, tutoring to address learning loss suffered during the pandemic, and cosmetology training for children. inmates at the Nevada Prison for Women Offenders north of Las Vegas.
Music therapy and lifeguard training are also on the list, as is RSVP funding to provide services to isolated and homebound seniors in rural Nevada counties.
There are also funds for mental health peer support for veterans and placement services for workers as well as services for the homeless.

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