March 17, 2021
CARSON CITY, Nev. –The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has received $2,049,574 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) to be used for COVID-related projects in rural parts of Nevada.
“This is much needed relief funded through the federal government that will go directly to our rural communities in support of projects stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “I am grateful for GOED’s continued work with our rural communities to ensure they have access to this important funding for Nevadans across the State.”
The projects funded include:
These grants went to rural cities under 50,000 in population and rural counties under 200,000 in population. Clark County, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno and Sparks are Entitlement communities and receive separate allocations and conduct a separate application process.
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.