Congressman Horsford Secures Over $7.3 Million for Health Care, Safety, Jobs, and Community Well-Being Across Nevada’s Fourth District

July 29, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance more than $7.3 million in funding that Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) secured for community projects in Nevada’s Fourth District. If passed by the Senate and signed into law by President Biden, the funding will strengthen health care, job opportunities, safety, and community well-being across the Fourth District.

“Since my first day in Congress, bringing federal dollars home has been a top priority,” said Congressman Steven Horsford. “I’m thrilled the House voted to pass more than $7.3 million that I secured for community projects in Nevada’s Fourth District. This funding would have long-term benefits for our district accelerating job growth, improving public safety, bringing a hospital back to Northern Nye County, and more. As House funding bills move to the Senate, I will continue to push for investments across every part of our district.”

The projects include 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 funding bill.

$1,500,000 for street improvements on 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 funding bill.

$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 funding bill.

$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 funding bill.

$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 funding bill.

$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 funding bill.

$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 funding bill.

$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 funding bill.

$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 funding bill.

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