16 Rural Nevada Communities receive $3.2 million in CDBG funding

October 5, 2020

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Rural Nevada will receive $3,273,974 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding through a federal program administered by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
“These 16 awards and projects range from $12,229 for an extrication tool for the Ely Fire Department to $751,500 for a drainage project in Lincoln County,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “So important in all of this is the investment our rural Nevada communities make to our great State. I am glad to see that 102,657 Nevadans are estimated to benefit from these projects.”
Since 1982, when the State began administration of the program, more than $95 million has been awarded to rural Nevada communities. The CDBG program enables local governments to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide decent affordable housing, and create economic opportunities, primarily for persons of low and moderate income. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) oversees the program and the Rural Community Development Division of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development administers the program for the State of Nevada.

“The next CDBG grant cycle is underway and there are 27 rural cities and counties in Nevada that are eligible to apply for this annual funding opportunity,” said Michael Brown, GOED executive director.

Below is a list of the 2020 CDBG awards and projects:

• Carson City Colorado Street ADA Compliance Improvement Project worth $340,868, benefitting 1,280
• Carson City FISH Transitional Housing Design Project worth $30,583, benefitting 60
• Carson City Nevada Health Center Medical Technology Project worth $31,873, benefitting 7,877
• Carson City Ron Woods Youth Absentee Reduction Project worth $20,000, benefitting 300
• Carson City RSVP Nevada Rural Counties Veterans’ Project worth $20,000, benefitting 175
• Carson City Grant Management Project worth $49,258
• Ely Fire Department Extrication Tool Project worth $12,229, benefitting 1,480
• Ely Murry Street Sewer Upgrade Project, Phase II, worth $332,363, benefitting 1,455
• Esmeralda County Emergency Generator Project worth $360,000, benefitting 1,135
• Esmeralda County Goldfield Historical Street Rehabilitation Project, Phase III worth $425,000, benefitting 555
• Lincoln County Pioche Airport Road Drainage Project worth $751,500, benefitting 570
• Lyon County Walker River Corridor: Economic Development Project worth $200,000, benefitting 12,500
• Nye County Pahrump Fairgrounds Environmental Assessment Project worth $50,000, benefitting 36,110
• Nye County Pahrump Fairgrounds Water and Well System Project worth $500,000, benefitting 36,110
• White Pine County McGill Sewer Pond Lining Project, Phase I worth $75,150, benefitting 1,480
• White Pine County McGill Slag Ditch Study Project worth $75,150, benefitting 1,480

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About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and the Governor’s Office to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development. More information on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development can be viewed at diversifynevada.com.