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Nevada rural communities receive $3.2 million in federal grants

by Nevada State News
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CARSON CITY – Another round of federal funding, this time in the form of Community Development Block Grants, will pump into 16 rural Nevada communities. A total of $3,273,974 CDBG funding administered by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development will be dispersed to 16 communities in the state.

This year’s CDBG funding brings the state’s total from the program to more than $95 million dispersed since 1982. Such grants enable 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.

Another cycle of CDBG grant funding is already underway, and 27 rural cities and counties in Nevada are eligible to apply. Information is available at https://goed.nv.gov/programs-incentives/rural-community-economic-development/cbdg/.  

The 2020 CDBG awards and projects are:

  • 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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