October 13, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Economic Development, Water, and Waste Disposal Grants for North Las Vegas & Yerington

Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Economic Development Administration and USDA for awarding over $3.7 million in economic and rural development grants to assist in the construction of waste systems in North Las Vegas and the replacement of sewer collection lines in the City of Yerington. These investments will provide upgraded infrastructure in industrial areas in North Las Vegas and improve outdated infrastructure in Yerington that has led to health concerns in the area, while also creating jobs and strengthening our local economy. The grants were awarded at the end of September.  

“We must prioritize investments in our country’s critical infrastructure,” said Sen. Cortez Masto. “I applaud the awarding of over $3.7 million to improve the waste infrastructure in the City of Yerington and build a sewer system to handle waste in North Las Vegas. I will continue to advocate on behalf of Nevada for important investments like these to keep our communities healthy, create jobs, and keep our economy moving.” 


North Las Vegas:

Economic Development Administration – Investment Award for Sewer Installation

·        This EDA investment supports the construction of a sewer system to provide services to an industrial area in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The completion of the project will lead to improved utility services to local business enterprises. This investment will help the city provide access to upgraded infrastructure that will contribute to increased capacity and help create new jobs for the region’s workforce.


USDA Rural Development – Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants

·        Rural Development funds will be used to pay for additional construction costs for the replacement of the City's sewer collection lines. The systems has experienced many breaks and some spills and are cause for health and sanitary concerns. This funding will supplement the $15,577,000 of RD loan funds and $741,000 of RD grant funds that have been previously obligated for this project. The City of Yerington is contributing $953,000 toward this project.