Nevada Senators Secured $93.8 Million for 52 Nevada Projects in Bipartisan Government Funding Package
WASHINGTON, DC – Local leaders across Nevada are praising the funding they received for critical community projects as part of the $93.8 million secured by U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto in the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus appropriations package. Both senators submitted these Community Project Funding requests in the summer of 2021 and ensured they were included in the final bipartisan omnibus funding bill.
These federal dollars will fund a variety of projects, including the construction of a training center for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, transportation infrastructure in Northern Nevada, critical upgrades to water infrastructure, and expanded health care access in rural Nevada.
“The funding we secured for these dozens of community projects will invest in law enforcement and public safety programs, support our students, strengthen access to health care, deliver clean drinking water, improve our transportation infrastructure, and so much more,” said Senator Rosen. “I will always fight for our communities by ensuring Nevada receives its fair share of federal dollars.”
“Nevada families, workers, and first responders will all benefit from the project funding I helped deliver this year,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I’m always working to make Nevada’s communities safer, strengthen our small businesses, and provide the Silver State with strong federal support.”
“Public safety is fundamental to the wellbeing of our communities,” said Tom Kovach, Executive Director of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department Foundation. “We are immensely grateful and appreciative of Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto who have secured much-needed funding to get us closer to our goal of completing the first phase of this project. Their support means everything to the men and women of LVMPD as well as to local residents and our city’s 42 million-plus annual visitors who expect and rely upon well-trained officers to ensure public safety.”
“The City of Reno is truly grateful for this federal funding and the positive impact it will have on The Biggest Little City,” said Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve. “While our budget outlook is positive, it is extremely challenging to fund all of the needed projects in our growing city. Thanks to the forward-thinking of Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen, these dollars will allow us to upgrade sewer service in a low-income neighborhood and make ADA improvements to 14 of our public parks.”
“We are so grateful for our elected representatives in Washington D.C. who understand our local needs and fight for funding to support every resident in Nevada,” said Washoe County Manager Eric Brown. “Washoe County’s commitment to the Nevada Cares Campus is unwavering, and $12 million from Congress will allow us to move forward on the next phase of the campus to offer greater resources and service for our unsheltered population. Likewise, $2.3 million for the Washoe County Sheriff’s Regional Medical Infirmary Project will fund a new health and mental health treatment facility, something so dearly needed in our community.”
“This funding will help us replace this aging equipment and ensure safe disposal measures,” said Joe Stubitz, Boulder City’s Utilities Director. “I truly appreciate the support of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Senator Jacky Rosen, and Representative Susie Lee. They have been instrumental in allocating these needed funds.”
“The City looks forward to utilizing this newly available federal assistance on projects important to our community that will have lasting positive impacts on the City’s residents by increasing our quality of life and keeping our utility rates stable for decades to come,” said Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell.
“The City of Ely applauds Congress and our Congressional delegation for the passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus appropriations bill,” said Ely Mayor Nathan Robertson. “The City is incredibly grateful for the tireless efforts of Nevada’s Senators as they and their staff advocated for this critical infrastructure improvement to be included in this bill as the City’s first-ever CPF request.”
“The City of Fallon thanks Senator Rosen and Senator Cortez Masto for all their hard work to secure Community Project Funding for transportation and water infrastructure projects that will greatly benefit City residents and visitors alike for years to come,” said Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford.