August 11, 2020

Cortez Masto Announces $619,000 HHS Grant for the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced a $619,660 Preventative Health and Human Services block grant awarded to the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). Grant funding will enable DHHS to address prioritized public health needs in the state of Nevada. 

“The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has done a great job protecting the health of Nevada families in its response to the current health care crisis. This new grant funding will enable local partners on the ground to implement the best course of action to continue addressing the impacts of COVID-19 across the state. I’ll continue working in Congress to ensure that future relief legislation includes the necessary funding local health care providers need to prioritize the health and well-being of Nevadans.”  

BACKGROUND:

The Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant Program gives recipients the ability to address prioritized public health needs in their jurisdictions in collaboration with local and tribal public health agencies and organizations. The PHHS Block Grant Program is administered by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support.

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