U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced $1.3 million in federal funding to support the redevelopment of Jackson Avenue in the Historic Westside of Las Vegas.
These federal funds come through U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help local entrepreneurs partner with local landowners to redevelop the area and will provide developers with technical assistance and special training opportunities.
In 2021, the Senators delivered $6.9 million from EDA to the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) to support job-seekers with skills training, GED access, English leaner support, and soft skills education at the Westside Education and Training Center. In addition, EDA awarded $1.7 million in 2021 to improve broadband access for Westside residents.
These redevelopment and workforce training initiatives are part of the HUNDRED (Historic Urban Neighborhood Design Redevelopment) Plan, developed by the City of Las Vegas in 2016. Earlier this year, City of Las Vegas hosted a grand opening ceremony of the Historic Westside Design Center inside the Historic Westside School. In collaboration with the UNLV Libraries Oral History Research Center, the design center features a photo wall with historical timeline of the area.
Last year, the Las Vegas City Council approved a contract with Gallagher & Associates, LLC. to develop a master plan for an African American museum and culture center in the Historic Westside.
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