In Appropriations Markups, Congressman Horsford Secures More Than $7.3 Million for Nevada’s Fourth District

July 13, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) has announced that his office secured more than $7.3 million in funding for community projects in Nevada’s Fourth District through funding bills passed out of House Appropriations Committee subcommittees.

The bills will now move to consideration in the full Appropriations Committee, and then to consideration on the House floor and negotiations with the Senate.

“I’m immensely proud that funding for nine community projects in Nevada’s Fourth District has advanced through subcommittee markups, totaling more than $7.3 million,” said Congressman Steven Horsford. “This funding would have a far-reaching impact on our communities — fostering entrepreneurship and job creation, improving public safety, bringing a much-needed hospital back to Northern Nye County, and more. As fiscal year 2022 funding packages move through the House and onto negotiations with the Senate, I will keep working to bring these federal funds back to our district and help Nevada rebuild stronger from the pandemic.”

Congressman Horsford submitted ten Community Project Funding requests to the Appropriations Committee, and nine have advanced from subcommittee markups. This is a remarkable rate of success; while all House members are invited to submit project requests, no member is guaranteed to have even one project included in subcommittee markups.

The funded projects included the following:

  • $2,000,000 for the Northern Nye County Hospital District to assist with funding for a new, modern hospital. The only hospital facility serving Northern Nye County closed its doors permanently in the Fall of 2015. Since that time, the Northern Nye County Hospital District has been working to bring quality healthcare back to the region. This funding would acquire the key elements for a new, modern hospital to meet the needs of the region’s residents and visitors, including employees and contractors at the nearby military testing range. This would lessen the debt burden on the district and place the facility on a more sustainable financial pathway.

Included in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee markup.

  • $1,500,000 for street improvements in the Historic Westside of Las Vegas, including improvements along Washington Avenue, H Street, and Bonanza Drive. Proposed changes include rehabilitation of the pavement, new bicycle lanes, widened sidewalks, street trees, median island landscaping, enhanced, historical street lighting, and other pedestrian-focused upgrades.

Included in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee markup.

  • $1,000,000 to build a Micro-Business Park in Clark County, where new or growing businesses can be centralized, have a brick-and-mortar operation, and have quick access to resources from Clark County. The campus would help foster entrepreneurship in minority communities and come at no cost to business owners. This would be a mixed-use development, with affordable housing on above floors, and businesses at ground-level. This new concept would serve as an opportunity to grow businesses and strengthen existing ones over a specified period of time. The Micro-Business Park’s affordable housing component would consist of between 150 - 250 residential units.

Included in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee markup.

  • $1,000,000 for a civic center in Pahrump that would serve as a center for youth activities, recreation, physical/wellness programs, events, performances, educational programs and community gatherings.

Included in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee markup.

  • $750,000 for upgrades to the Cheyenne Sports Complex in North Las Vegas. The Cheyenne Sports Complex has historically been the center of recreation programming for the surrounding community, which has a large minority population and is underserved both in recreational opportunities and facilities. This proposed project, when fully completed, will add critical amenities that will allow the Sports Complex to reestablish itself as this center for the community to gather, focusing on health, wellness and outdoor activities.

Included in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee markup.

  • $598,000 for school transit and safety projects in Yerington. This funding would provide safer routes to school and better safety awareness for all members of the community. This project would add safety features to crosswalks, correct traffic flow, remove NV Energy poles from sidewalk areas, correct intersection drainage, construct a student drop-off driveway, add curb setbacks, repaint crosswalks, add epoxy mounted bases with signage, correct curb and gutters, reconstruct the bus loading and unloading zone, and provide a drop off and pick up area for the entire Lyon County School District within Yerington. The school zone includes the Yerington Elementary School, the Yerington Intermediate School, and the Yerington High School.

Included in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee markup.

  • $235,000 for the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation’s From Supervision to Success—Recidivism Reduction Program, which seeks to reduce probation violations in first-time probationers. The project will identify zip codes in Qualified Opportunity Zones (high crime and impoverished zip codes) and in and certain parts of Rural Nevada. The project will identify probationers within those zones that are first-time offenders and/or indigent. The project will assist those individuals with obtaining the necessary counseling and educational classes before sentencing. Once sentenced to supervision, the Division will continue to provide resources to help throughout their supervision period and work with community partners that will support the probationers’ path to rehabilitation, such as: Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain ID cards; Regional Transportation Center to obtain bus passes for transportation, Department of Health and Human Services (social service benefits), counseling agencies, Opportunity Village/Catholic Charity for professional clothing, Nevada Job Connect for potential employment, and local motels for temporary/emergency housing.

Included in the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee markup.

  • $150,000 for iFoster, Inc to bring its foster youth jobs program to Nevada. In partnership with Clark County Social Services, iFoster will serve Nevada’s 500 transition-age foster youth (16-21) annually. Employment is critical for foster youth to successfully transition to adulthood. The iFoster Jobs Program enables foster youth to earn competitive, livable-wage jobs through a program model of workforce readiness, job skills training, reducing barriers, and pipelines to private sector employment. It has been evaluated by the Administration for Children and Families as a promising practice for foster youth employment.

Included in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee markup.

  • $125,000 for Best Buddies International to deliver and expand inclusion programs to nine schools in Nevada’s Fourth Congressional District. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This funding would allow Best Buddies programs to expand to three new schools in the Fourth District, providing opportunities to an additional 30 students with IDD and their typical peers. In total, the project would deliver inclusion programs to 110 students with and without IDD and engage them in 81 activities.

Included in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee markup.

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