Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement applauding the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for disbursing over $8.9 million in grant funding to help support Nevada health centers and substance abuse treatment programs across the state of Nevada.
“I want to thank HHS for investing in the health and wellbeing of Nevadans. These grant funds will help bolster health centers that provide low-income and vulnerable communities with quality health care services. This funding will also strengthen Nevada’s opioid abuse treatment and recovery programs. I will continue advocating in the Senate to bring critical resources to Nevada and ensure that our communities have the top-quality health care, treatment options, and support systems they need to thrive.”
The Department of Health and Human Services Health Center and Health Center Cluster grant programs awarded funding to six Nevada health centers. The programs are overseen by the department’s Health Resources and Services Administration agency and supports local health centers who provide care to the economically and medically vulnerable as well as the geographically isolated. HHS’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment provided funding to the State of Nevada Health Division for their state opioid response program.
The grant funds will be awarded as follows:
- $7,219,593 to State of Nevada Health Division for opioid abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support services.
- $285,000 to Silver State Health Services in Las Vegas.
- $285,000 to First Person Care Clinic in Las Vegas.
- $285,000 to Community Health Alliance Health Centers in Reno.
- $285,000 to FirstMed Health and Wellness Centers in Las Vegas.
- $285,000 to Nevada Health Centers, which operate throughout the state of Nevada.
- $285,000 to Northern Nevada HIV Outpatient Program in Reno.