Carson City workforce development project gets $250K grant

The state of Nevada on July 1 announced that nearly $4 million in Community Development Block Grants were awarded to 14 projects in Carson City and rural Nevada.

The largest CDBG grant of the $3,938,477 doled out was $885,463 for the “Street and Sidewalk ADA Improvements Project in Fallon,” which benefits 1,955 residents, according to a July 1 press release.

In Carson City, the largest grant, $254,544, went toward the 
FISH Revitalization project, a new workforce development program designed to move underemployed clients from minimum wage jobs to meaningful careers with local employers; the grant will reportedly benefit 75 people.

Other large grants went to the McGill Sewer Pond Lining Project, Phase II, in White Pine County ($765,620) and the Caliente Depot Restoration Project Phase III in Caliente ($513,000).

Meanwhile, Esmeralda County will receive $350,000 for its emergency generator project and Nye County gets $350,000 for the Union Plaza and Convention Center.

To receive the money, those communities invested $1.9 million in matching funds, according to the July 1 release.

The CDBG program is overseen by the federal Housing and Urban Development Department and the grants are administered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

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


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