Gov. Lombardo announces $2.9 million for rural community development

Ely, Lincoln, Nye and Washoe receive funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 

Contact: Evan Haddad
Public Information Officer 775.684.9973

July 8, 2024
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Governor Joe Lombardo announced that $2,915,875 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds have been awarded to six projects in rural Nevada.Nevada’s CDBG programs for 2024 include:

  • $671,625 for the construction Morley Ave Water/Sewer Project in the City of Ely
  • $210,000 for the Mt View Hotel Preliminary Engineering Report Project in Lincoln County
  • $800,000 to for the construction of the Pioche Airport Rd Phase III Project in Lincoln County
  • $700,000 for the construction of the Pahrump Fairgrounds Utility Improvement Project in Nye County
  • $40,000 for the Gerlach Infrastructure Upgrade Project in Washoe County
  • $494,250 for the construction of the Sidehill Dr. Pedestrian ADA Improvement Project in Washoe County

“I am pleased to announce the allocation of a $2.9 million Community Development Block Grant to support vital projects in rural Nevada,” said Governor Joe Lombardo. “This funding will enhance infrastructure and stimulate economic growth, reaffirming our commitment to fostering a strong future for our state’s rural communities.”

Nevada counties and cities invested an additional $1,014,995 in matching funds for the projects.

“The CDBG program provides federal funding for critical infrastructure projects in rural Nevada communities,” said Jessica Sanders, CDBG program administrator at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. “These projects support rural economic development and have sustainable benefits to rural communities and the state of Nevada.”

Since 1982, when Nevada began administration of the program, more than $100 million has been awarded to rural communities across the Silver State. The CDBG program enables local governments to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide affordable housing, and create economic opportunities for persons of low and moderate income. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 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.


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.


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