State awards $ 3.9 million for Carson City and rural community projects

The state announced Thursday $ 3.9 million in block grants for community development.
Of the 14 projects, six involve organizations based in Carson City.
The largest is $ 254,544 for the FISH revitalization project which will benefit 75 residents. This is followed by $ 131,637 for the Colorado Street ADA project benefiting 1,280 residents and $ 94,019 for the pedestrian ramps at Long Ranch. The Ron Wood Youth Absentee Reduction Project will receive $ 30,000 and $ 10,000 will go to RSVP for the Rural Counties Veterans Project. Finally, the Carson City Grants Management Unit will receive $ 50,146.
The largest projects on the list are $ 885,463 to Fallon for ADA street and sidewalk improvements and $ 765,620 to McGill to pay for the siding of the sewage pond in this White Pine community.
Esmeralda County will receive $ 350,000 for its emergency generator project and Nye County $ 350,000 for the Union Plaza and Convention Center.
Pahrump Fairgrounds will receive $ 147,225 for sewer and sanitation work in Nye County.
Caliente received $ 513,000 for the Caliente Depot restoration and the Ely Sewer and Water Improvement Project on Murry Street, $ 612,787.
To receive the money, these communities invested $ 1.9 million in matching funds.
The CDBG program is overseen by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and grants are administered by the Governor’s Office for Economic Development.

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