Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have awarded $4,125,917 in grants to organizations in Nevada to support young people, students, and families in Nevada.
“I’m relieved to see these grants awarded to support children and young people in the Silver State. In particular, I’m pleased to see funds go to the Nevada Department of Education to hire more providers for school-based mental health programs. Mental health and behavioral health needs continue to be one of my top priorities, and children require specialized mental health support that meets them where they are. Nevada’s children are our future, and I continue to fight for the federal resources to support them in their formative years.”
The funds will be distributed as follows:
- $2,391,322 to the state of Nevada Department of Education to increase the number of qualified mental health service providers that provide school-based mental health services
- $999,999 to the International Church of Las Vegas for fatherhood programs that seek to build a culture that embraces the essential role fathers play in their families’ well-being
- $534,596 to WestCare Nevada to support fatherhood programs
- $200,000 to Children’s Cabinet to support community programs for runaway and homeless youth under 18 years old