Gov. Sisolak Announces $3.7 million For Rural Community Development

June 30, 2022

 

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Governor Steve Sisolak announced today that $3,674,024 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds have been awarded to 17 projects in Carson City and rural Nevada.

“This year’s CDBG projects will benefit 17,625 Nevadans in five counties, the City of Ely, the City of Fallon, the City of Fernley, the City of Wells and Carson City,” Governor Sisolak said. “The awards and projects range from $35,000 for the Ron Woods-Family Resiliency Program in Carson City to $800,000 for a street and sidewalk project in Lincoln County.”

Nevada counties and cities invested an additional $1,244,408 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 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 2022 include:

  • $330,000 for the Desatoya Dr. ADA Compliance Improvement Project Phase in Carson City that benefits 1,600 residents.
  • $35,000 for the Ron Woods Youth Family Resiliency Program Project in Carson City that benefits 300 residents.
  • $48,279 for the Grant Management Project in Carson City.
  • $274,350 for the Bell Ave Waterline Project in Ely that benefits 22 residents.
  • $373,350 for the Parker/Stevens Ave Sewer Project in Ely that benefits 43 residents.
  • $395,000 for the Fernley Depot Amenity Building/ADA Compliant Restroom in Fernley that benefits 3,590 residents.
  • $100,000 for the Fernley Main Street Beautification/Placemaking Project in Fernley that benefits 3,590 residents.
  • $405,045 for the Court St. Sidewalk ADA Compliance Project in Fallon that benefits 2,455 residents.
  • $260,000 for the Wells Wastewater Treatment Headwall Project in Wells that benefits 1,063 residents.
  • $150,000 for the Wells Main Street Retail Center Project in Wells that benefits 1,063 residents.
  • $80,000 for the Woodhills Trail’s Feasibility Study Project in Wells that benefits 1,063 residents.
  • $110,000 for the Douglas Food Closet Vehicle Purchase Project in Douglas County that benefits 649 residents.
  • $85,000 for the Montello Exploratory Wells Project in Elko County that benefits 1,300 residents.
  • $65,000 for the Tuscarora Preliminary Engineering Report Project in Elko County that benefits 280 residents.
  • $800,000 for the Pioche Airport Road Phase II Project in Lincoln County that benefits 570 residents.
  • $90,000 for the Rural Critical Home Repair Project in Nye County that benefits seven residents.
  • $75,000 for the Baker GID Preliminary Engineering Report Project in White Pine County that benefits 30 residents.

“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 and have sustainable benefits 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 goed.nv.gov.

 

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