Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement applauding the Department of Health and Human Services for awarding over $2,760,000 to Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. and the State of Nevada Health Division to support mental health and substance abuse services in Nevada. $2,260,000 in federal funding will go towards the State of Nevada Health Division and be used to promote the welfare of Nevadans throughout the state. $500,000 has been awarded to Nevada Urban Indians, Inc., an organization that offers comprehensive services to all those in need and is dedicated to addressing mental health and substance abuse issues among American Indians and Alaskan Natives living on non-tribal lands in Nevada.
“Thank you to the Department of Health and Human Services for recognizing the critical importance of public health programs in Nevada. For over forty years, Nevada Urban Indians Inc. has helped low-income and underserved Native American populations in our state get access to the health care treatments and services they need. Likewise, the State of Nevada Health Division serves an important role in the lives of all Nevadans and has been at the forefront of addressing the opioid epidemic in our communities. I will do everything I can to continue to fight for this crucial funding for the many Nevadans struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues.”
The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Human Services dedicated to improving the quality and availability of treatment and rehabilitative services to reduce illness, death, disability, and the cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
The State of Nevada Health Division in Carson City, N.V., received $2,226,000 through CSAP’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Grant program.
Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. of Reno, N.V., received $500,000 through CSAP’s Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service Grant program.