Earlier this week, the State of Nevada completed awarding $30 million in the Community Recovery Grant Program, funded by the federal American Rescue Plan dollars, to support existing non-profits in the State that provide direct and immediate community services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program focused on grants that could help with these five priority areas: education, health care, workforce, affordable child care, and housing.
The Interim Finance Committee approved more than 30 applicants throughout the state to receive Community Recovery Grants.
Some of the greater Las Vegas area based grant recipients including but not limited to:
- Asian Community Development Council. This $1,094,125 grant will allow capacity to assist and uplift households with limited English proficiency in the AANHPI community by developing multilingual and/or culturally fluent Community Recovery Navigators for AANHPI communities for food distribution outreach, intake, and scheduling, and to strengthen access to recovery programs and services including Healthcare & SNAP programs in response to COVID-19 pandemic in Clark County.
- Las Vegas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. This $546,280 grant will help fund the Scout Reach program, which provides opportunities for Las Vegas children in low neighborhoods to give them the total Scouting experience and teach them life skills to which they may not otherwise have access.
- Refuge for Women Las Vegas. This $485,869 grant will help the organization continue to provide shelter and trauma-informed care to individuals who are victims of sex-trafficking/exploitation.
- UNLV Food Pantry. This $205,650 grant will help expand the existing food pantry to include a mobile version of the pantry serving food to support up to 200 families impacted by the pandemic in addition to utilizing a food delivery service for those with transportation limitations.
- And more...
The full list of Community Recovery Grant participants can be found online at NevadaRecovers.com.
When the Community Recovery Grant program launched in December 2021, more than 300 organizations applied for more than $445 million in funding. The applicants developed proposals that would help Nevada’s most vulnerable communities. State lawmakers prioritized projects that provide access to resources necessary to relieve hardships experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and projects that will increase services the non-profits provide to the community.