WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarding $292,206 to Tribal communities in Nevada to provide mental health and substance use treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.

“During an unprecedented crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic, we must ensure that everyone in Nevada has access to resources needed to weather this storm, and that includes Tribal communities,” said the Senators. “We are pleased to see that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded these grants to our state’s Tribal communities to provide critical mental health and substance use treatment during this crisis, and we will continue working to make sure we protect the health and well-being of every Nevadan.”

BACKGROUND: The HHS grant funding will be distributed as follows:

  • Shoshone-Paiute Tribes - $97,402
  • Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California - $97,402
  • Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe – $97,402

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