Senators Secured $93.8 Million for 52 Nevada Projects in Bipartisan Package

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that they have secured $93.8 million in Community Project Funding to support 52 Nevada programs and construction projects across the state as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus appropriations package. Both senators submitted these project funding requests in summer of 2021 and ensured they were included in the bipartisan omnibus funding bill.

These dollars will fund a variety of projects, including the construction of a training center for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, new workforce development programs in Southern Nevada, the expansion of nurse training programs at Nevada colleges and universities across the state, and critical upgrades to rural water infrastructure. The funding will also help update transportation infrastructure in Northern Nevada, expand rural health care access, support service members, and invest in student mental health.

“With more than $90 million in funding for much-needed local Nevada projects included, this bipartisan package will invest in communities, create good-paying jobs, and improve quality of life across our state,” said Senator Rosen. “The funding I secured for these projects will support our students, deliver clean drinking water, expand workforce development initiatives, invest in law enforcement and public safety programs, improve our transportation infrastructure, and more. I will always fight to ensure Nevada continues to receive its fair share of federal dollars.”

“The funding I secured for vital projects across Nevada will make our communities safer, more connected, and better prepared to take advantage of our growing economy,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I’ll continue working to ensure that Nevadans receive the federal support they need to better our state.”  

 Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto reached out directly to local governments, non-profits, public colleges, and military installations across Nevada to ensure they requested funding for projects that will make a difference for Nevada residents. They’ll continue to work to quickly pass the FY22 omnibus funding package and get Nevada communities the federal dollars and support they deserve.

Some projects that will be made possible through funding include:

Public Safety

  • The construction of a new reality-based training center for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
  • Funding to help the Sparks Police Department upgrade old radios and protective equipment so first responders have the resources they need to keep the community safe.
  • The construction of a dedicated Emergency Operations Center in Carson City.
  • Communication upgrades for the West Wendover Police Department.
  • Improvements to Creech Air Force Base’s community center and mission support center.

Health Care Projects

  • Funding to increase the availability of mobile health clinics to reach Nevadans in medically underserved communities.
  • Funding to improve access for Nevadans who require advanced dental care through the creation of an outpatient dental clinic.
  • Support for health care in rural communities.

Workforce Training

  • The development of workforce training centers in Henderson and at the College of Southern Nevada to help train workers in advanced manufacturing, and the expansion of successful workforce development programming at Workforce Connections in Las Vegas.
  • A new Western Nevada College Commercial Drivers’ License Training Program to help train truck drivers and alleviate the supply chain crisis.
  • The expansion of nurse training programs at Truckee Meadows Community College and Nevada State College.

Infrastructure Improvements

  • Improvements to sewer and water infrastructure in Ely, Fallon, Boulder City, Carson City, and Reno.
  • Improvements to Boulder City Highway, roads throughout downtown Carson City, and the Charleston underpass in Las Vegas.
  • The construction of eight miles of bike and pedestrian trails along SR28 around Lake Tahoe.
  • The construction of affordable housing and new business developments in Clark County.
  • Funding to prevent erosion in the Las Vegas Valley and protect existing infrastructure.

Mental Health, Rural Health, and Community Wellness

  • Funding to support mental health services at Nevada State College, the Clark County School District, and the Nevada System of Higher Education.
  • The expansion of the Nevada CARES Campus in Washoe County.
  • Funding to lay the groundwork for a replacement hospital facility in Caliente.

A full list of projects in Nevada receiving community project funding can be found here.

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