Rosen, Cortez Masto Secure Federal Funding For Community Projects Supporting Workforce Development in Mental Health, Education

Rosen and Cortez Masto Secured More Than $40 Million For 24 Nevada Projects In Second Bipartisan Government Funding Package For FY24

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that they have secured more than $40 million for 24 projects that will help prepare workers for in-demand industries across the state, create more small businesses in Nevada, and expand access to health care. Both senators submitted these project funding requests in the spring of 2023 and ensured they were included in the second Fiscal Year 2024 bipartisan government funding package.

The funding includes nearly $16 million to invest in workforce development to address the state’s needs in key sectors, such as mental health, nursing, and education. Project funding will also upgrade Nevada’s online business portal so more small businesses get licensed, fund mental health training for first responders in Clark County, and support communities across the state.

“Making sure Nevada gets its fair share of federal funding for projects that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of hardworking families is a top priority,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to have helped secure millions of dollars in the bipartisan government funding package to support Nevada’s small businesses, improve access to health care, and invest in our workforce. I’ll always work across the aisle to deliver for our state.”

“By supporting workforce development, strengthening our mental health infrastructure, and investing in education, this funding I secured will create good-paying jobs and help Nevadans stay safe and healthy,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “These projects will benefit hardworking families, small businesses, and students across the state, and I’ll keep working to ensure Nevadans have every opportunity to succeed.”

Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto reached out directly to local and Tribal governments, and Nevada’s public colleges and universities to ensure they requested funding for projects that will make a difference for Nevadans. They will continue to work to quickly pass this bipartisan government funding package and get Nevada communities the federal dollars and support they deserve and need.

This funding will support:

  • Funding to ensure more Nevada small businesses can easily get business licenses.
  • Support for Nevada State University to help accredit more mental health care professionals in Nevada.
  • Mental health training for over 6,700 first responders in Clark County.
  • Upgraded facilities at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Western Nevada College to educate and train more Nevadans to become registered nurses.
  • Job training to support Washoe County School District’s education workforce, including teachers and school staff.
  • Hands-on learning opportunities for Great Basin College students interested in the electrical industry and for high school students looking to gain workforce experience and professional development in STEM fields.
  • Expanded mobile crisis teams to respond to young Nevadans needing mental health and crisis care in Lyon County.

These projects are in addition to the funding for law enforcement previously announced by the senators. A full list of projects in Nevada receiving community project funding in the second FY24 government funding legislation can be found HERE.