CARSON CITY, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – Lawmakers at the Interim Finance Committee authorized a number of additional investments during their meeting today.
New initiatives include giving free lunches to Nevada schoolchildren, supporting the growth of Roseman University’s College of Medicine, and creating more affordable housing in Las Vegas.
More than $35 million in back pay has also been granted for state employees who were furloughed in 2021. Current state workers will be paid back in January 2023.
- $10 million in ARPA funding to support the College of Medicine was made available by the committee. Governor Sisolak says the school, once operational, will serve vulnerable populations in southern Nevada.
- $11 million in ARPA funding will be used to fund affordable housing in Las Vegas.
- $28 million in ARPA funds will go towards supporting another year of universal free school meals in Nevada for the 2023-2024 school year.
- $109 million in ARPA funding will go towards the Homeowner Assistance Fund program, offering mortgage assistance to homeowners who suffered a financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic
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