Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that Nevada will receive over $4.1 billion in state and local funding from the American Rescue Plan. Cortez Masto has long advocated for COVID-19 relief to include investments in our state and local governments to help address budget shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic and ensure they can continue to provide critical services for Nevadans.
“This funding will be a lifeline for Nevada’s state and local governments whose budgets have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, and will keep educators, health care workers and first responders on the job. I’ve spoken to mayors, county commissioners, and government officials across the state who have all stressed that they need these resources urgently, which is why I have made it a top priority in this COVID-19 relief package. This aid will be critical in putting us on the path to a robust economic recovery, and I’ll keep working to ensure Nevadans get the funding and support that they need to get through this.”