March 25, 2021

NEW: Cortez Masto Announces $25 Million to Expand Vaccine Access in Nevada’s Underserved Communities

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award a total of $25,172,750 in funding to support 8 community health centers across Nevada to expand access to vaccines in underserved communities.

“The key to recovering from this pandemic is getting shots into people’s arms, and this significant investment will help ensure that underserved communities across Nevada have equal access to these lifesaving vaccines. We know COVID-19 has hit Nevadans of color and rural Nevadans particularly hard, and I’m doing all I can to provide vulnerable Nevadans with the support they need to stay healthy.”

Specifically, this funding will support 8 community health centers across Nevada:

Nevada Health Centers, Inc.

Carson City


First Person Care Clinic

Las Vegas


Firstmed Health and Wellness Center

Las Vegas


Silver State Health Services

Las Vegas


Southern Nevada Health District

Las Vegas


Hope Christian Health Center Corp

North Las Vegas


Community Health Alliance



Northern Nevada HIV Outpatient Program, Education and Services



These dollars will help expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing, and treatment for vulnerable populations; deliver preventive and primary health care services to people at higher risk for COVID-19; and expand health centers’ operational capacity during the pandemic and beyond, including modifying and improving physical infrastructure and adding mobile units.