From Investing in Affordable Housing to Supporting Veterans to Increasing Nonprofit Security Grant Program Funding, Rosen’s Priorities in Major Funding Bill Signed into Law
New Law Also Includes Nearly $94 Million in Community Project Funding for 52 Nevada Programs and Projects that Rosen Helped Secure
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) applauded President Joe Biden signing the Fiscal Year 2022 government funding package into law. This bipartisan package includes $93.8 million in Community Project Funding secured by Senators Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) to support 52 Nevada programs and construction projects.
Senator Rosen also led requests to secure funding in the package for critical programs that will provide affordable housing, support Nevada veterans, invest in fire suppression, boost the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), enhance cybersecurity, expand opportunities in STEM, promote U.S. travel and tourism, and more. The bipartisan package also includes a 2.7% pay raise for American troops, nearly $14 billion in emergency security assistance for Ukraine, and a significant increase in funding for VA health care.
“This bipartisan funding package will create good-paying jobs, lower costs for hardworking families, and provide a well-deserved pay raise to our troops while delivering the critical assistance Ukraine desperately needs,” said Senator Rosen. “This new law will deliver millions in funding that I secured for dozens of programs and construction projects to help hardworking families in Nevada.”
Senator Rosen led or co-led efforts to secure the following provisions in the bipartisan government funding bill signed by the President today:
- ZERO funding for nuclear waste disposal at Yucca Mountain.
- $166 million for NeighborWorks to address the housing crisis and lower housing costs with affordable housing assistance.
- $50 million for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program (HUD-VASH), which provides affordable housing vouchers to help homeless veterans. This is an increase of $10 million from the previous year.
- More than $3 billion for fire suppression to help mitigate structural damages caused by wildfires and potentially save lives.
- $49 million for the Bureau of Land Management’s National Conservation Lands and cultural resources protection efforts.
- $23.8 million to continue implementation of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act, which has supported the restoration of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area for decades.
- $250 million for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, an increase of $70 million compared to the previous year, to support nonprofit organizations most at risk so that religious and community-based organizations have the resources and tools they need to protect themselves, and worship without fear.
- $6.8 million for the Cybersecurity and Education Training Assistance Program, which will build and strengthen a national cybersecurity workforce by supporting cybersecurity education through a program codified by Senator Rosen’s bipartisan PROTECT Act. This bill passed the Senate and was signed into law in 2020 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.
- $1 million for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (WAMS) program, which supports increasing the number of women and minorities from rural areas who will pursue a postsecondary degree in STEM disciplines. This is a 150% increase over the previous year.
- $11 million for the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access program, a $1 million increase over the previous year.
- $16 million for Junior ROTC STEM training and education, a $3 million increase over the previous year for a program created by Senator Rosen’s bipartisan PROMOTES Act, which passed the Senate and was signed into law in 2020 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.
- $210 million for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, which helps high school dropouts and at-risk youth get their lives back on track.
- $5.1 million for NOAA Regional Climate Centers – one of which is located in Reno – a $500,000 increase over the previous year.
- $2 million for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s to implement Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Never Again Education Act, which was signed into law last year and established a dedicated federal fund to provide teachers with resources and training necessary to teach students the important lessons of the Holocaust.
- $2 million for the U.S.-Israel Homeland Security Program, which supports cybersecurity research and strengthening U.S.-Israel cybersecurity cooperation.
- $1 million for the State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, which is responsible for developing and implementing policies and projects to combat global antisemitism by working closely with foreign governments, intergovernmental organizations, and civil society.
- $37 million for the USDA’s Rural Business Development Grant program, which supports the development and growth of rural small and emerging businesses.