Governor Sisolak Announces $3.9 Million for Rural Community Development
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July 1, 2021

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Governor Steve Sisolak announced today that $3,938,477 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds have been awarded to 14 projects in Carson City and rural Nevada.

“This year’s CDBG projects will benefit 86,393 Nevadans in four counties, the City of Ely, the City of Fallon, the City of Caliente and Carson City,” Governor Sisolak said. “The awards and projects range from $10,000 for the RSVP-Volunteer Driver Program in Carson City to $885,463 for a street and sidewalk ADA Improvement in the City of Fallon.”

Nevada counties and cities invested an additional $1,930,337 in matching funds for the 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.

Nevada’s CDBG programs for 2021 include:

• $131,637 for the Colorado Street ADA Compliance Improvement Project Phase II in Carson City that benefits 1,280 residents;
• $254,544 for the FISH Revitalization Project in Carson City that benefits 75 residents;
• $94,019 for the Long Ranch Pedestrian Ramps Project Phase II in Carson City that benefits 1,570 residents;
• $30,000 for the Ron Woods Youth Absentee Reduction Project in Carson City that benefits 300 residents;
• $10,000 for the RSVP Nevada Rural Counties Veterans’ Project in Carson City that benefits 120 residents;
• $50,146 for the Grant Management Project in Carson City
• $513,000 for the Caliente Depot Restoration Project Phase III in Caliente that benefits 1,000 residents;
• $261,787 for the Murry Street Sewer and Water Improvements Project Phase III in Ely that benefits 1,455 residents;
• $885,463 for the Street and Sidewalk ADA Improvements Project in Fallon that benefits 1,955 residents;
• $350,000 for the Emergency Generator Project Phase II in Esmeralda County that benefits 1,135 residents;
• $95,036 for the SSMWC Water System Renovation Isolation Valves Project in Lyon County that benefits 6,553 residents;
• $147,225 for the Pahrump Fairgrounds Sewer and Wastewater System Project in Nye County that benefits 34,735 residents;
• $350,000 for the Union Plaza and Convention Center Project in Nye County that benefits 34,735 residents;
• $765,620 for the McGill Sewer Pond Lining Project, Phase II in White Pine County that benefits 1,480.

“The CDBG program provides federal funding for critical infrastructure projects in rural Nevada communities,” said Jessica Sanders, GOED’s CDBG Program Administrator. “These projects support rural economic development that have sustainable benefit to rural communities and the State of Nevada.”

 

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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.