Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Federal Communications Commission for awarding $1,757,091 in grant funding through the Wireline Competition Bureau to four organizations in Nevada. The funds will support the organizations’ telehealth capabilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As the Silver State continues to maintain social distancing practices, telehealth is more important than ever to ensuring we stem the spread of the virus. This funding will help health care organizations continue providing their communities with quality care while keeping both patients and providers safe. I will continue working to ensure Nevada’s health care providers have every tool at their disposal to address the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Senator Cortez Masto voted to make these funds available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The COVID-19 Telehealth Program provides $200 million in funding to help health care providers deliver connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding the telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services.
The grant funds will be awarded as follows:
- $977,720 to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno
- $507,861 to Northern Nevada HOPES in Reno
- $180,050 to Vitality Integrated Programs in Elko
- $91,460 to Bridge Counseling Associates, Inc., in Las Vegas