LAS VEGAS, Nev. – U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada announced today that the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs has awarded nearly $11.6 million in grant funding to Nevada, including the City of Las Vegas, City of Reno, and Nevada Department of Public Safety.
“This funding will help Nevada respond to public safety challenges posed by COVID-19, including assisting agencies with meeting the needs of their officers and communities,” said U.S. Attorney Trutanich. “We appreciate OJP’s support in making these resources available to our state.”
The grants were recently awarded as part of the $850 million available under the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, authorized by the recent stimulus legislation signed by President Trump. This program allowed eligible state, local and tribal governments to apply for funding. A list of all awards can be found at https://bja.ojp.gov/program/cesf/awards. Below are the awardees in Nevada:
|Nevada Department of Public Safety||
|City of North Las Vegas||$537,416|
|City of Carson City||$40,461|
|Henderson Police Department||$128,895|
|City of Reno||$376,434|
City of Las Vegas
|Sparks Police Department||$99,236|
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act gives jurisdictions considerable latitude in the use of funds for responding to the COVID-19 situation. Potential uses include hiring personnel, paying overtime, purchasing protective equipment and distributing resources to hard-hit areas. Funds may also be used to help correctional facilities cover costs related to COVID-19, including, but not limited to, sanitation, contagion prevention and measures designed to address the related medical needs of inmates, detainees and correctional personnel.
Agencies that were eligible for the fiscal year 2019 State and Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program were candidates for the emergency funding. A complete list of eligible jurisdictions and their allocations is available at https://bja.ojp.gov/program/fy20-cesf-allocations. For more information, please visit https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/bja-2020-18553.