WASHINGTON, D.C. – U. S. Senator Reid is sending millions of dollars to Nevada to reduce crime, protect communities and increase economic development. The money will go to local police departments and agencies with programs to reduce underage drinking, prevent elder abuse, and provide resources for at-risk youth.
“I often hear from law enforcement officials and social service advocates who need more resources to prevent crime and assist victims,” Senator Reid said. “This funding will help make our communities safer and stronger. I think our best approach to fighting crime is to fund programs that offer support and training to at-risk youth.”
Reid also included $1 million to study the possibility of bringing an international air show, similar to the Paris air show, to Clark County. The study will look at the feasibility of hosting the air show as well as examine the economic benefit.
“Hosting an international air show in Clark County would be a tremendous opportunity,” Reid said. “People from all over the world would come to see the exhibits and demonstrations. The weather and climate and available facilities make southern Nevada a perfect place for something like this.”
As a senior member of the Appropriations committee, Sen. Reid is able to secure federal funding for Nevada specific projects. This funding was included in the Commerce-Justice-Science bill which passed the Senate yesterday.
List of projects:
$700,000 LVMPD: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for equipment and technology to equip a SWAT vehicle and mobile Booking Trailer.
$250,000 North Las Vegas Police Department to Equip a Mobile Communications Center. For a fully-equipped vehicles to allow coordination of response efforts from a central on-location control point.
$75,000 SAFE House Domestic Violence Shelter Elderly Project: S.A.F.E. House, which is located in Southern Nevada, to implement the Elder Abuse Prevention Project. This will help protect seniors from domestic violence abuse and will provide services to those who have become victims of domestic violence.
$165,000 Henderson Community Foundation AMBER Alert: The funds will be used for the purchase and installation of a Dynamic Message Sign for use on a major Henderson arterial roadway (possibly Sunset Rd. or Horizon Ridge). The sign will be used to get out important AMBER Alert messages regarding abducted children.
$50,000 City of Henderson Underage Drinking Program: Henderson’s program will center on the Every 15 Minutes program in the City’s five high schools, which involves a simulated fatal traffic collision, including responses from law enforcement and E.M.S personnel.
$100,000 Richard Steele Boxing Club: for Nevada Partners to provide more than 200 youth with USA boxing regulation training and competition opportunities annually. Youth ages 8 to 18 are also offered tutoring programs and mentoring. The program is designed to help high risk youth living in Clark County Nevada develop educational and social skills.
$100,000 University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Boyd Law School: The Nevada Immigrant Resource Project (NIRP) to expand the Project to provide for more educational trainings for advocates, informational pamphlets and outreach to the community.
$100,000 Clark County, NV Department of Juvenile Services for Restitution Earned Accountability Learned (REAL) Program: The R.E.A.L. Program is a job development program for at risk youth between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age. The program provides job and life skills training classes; tutoring, study skills training, and instruction leading to completion of secondary school or GED preparation.
$150,000 Youth Advocate Program to provide juvenile justice services in Clark County, Nevada: To establish a juvenile justice alternative to detention program that would be administered by the nationally recognized Youth Advocates Programs, Inc (YAP). It would provide a low cost, highly effective, alternative to incarceration for juvenile offenders and help relieve overcrowding in Clark County correctional facilities.
$100,000 City of Las Vegas EVOLVE Program: to assist ex-offenders in obtaining viable employment. This request will help the city to expand the EVOLVE program to attend to the job training and other supportive services needs of the homeless community
$1 million dollars for the Clark County Department of Aviation: to conduct a study and on the feasibility and operation of bringing an international air trade show to Clark County.
$150,000 University of Nevada Reno Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies – for a Judicial Studies degree program, and for start-up costs, course development, and operating support for the new Justice Management master’s degree program.
$80,000 Reno Graffiti Abatement: for graffiti removal. The Reno Direct Service line receives over three hundred service requests per month for graffiti removal.
$50,000 Mentally Ill Offender Housing Pilot Project Washoe County: to create a three year pilot project to convert an unused wing of the Northern Nevada Mental Health Hospital to a secure therapy housing unit for a portion of the mentally ill offender population.
$10,000 Eureka Sheriff’s Office: to purchase tasers and software equipment for officers.
$500,000 Nye County Sheriff’s Office Communications System: to purchase a communication system to link Pahrump to Tonopah with a drop down in Beatty.
$100,000 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police: to hire six (6) police officer positions at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department.
$20,000 Douglas County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART): purchase the equipment necessary so that the special nurses can complete a sexual assault exam.
Currently, when an individual is sexually assaulted in Douglas County the victim is transported and examined at the Carson Tahoe Hospital.
$ 50,000 Nevada Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (DEC): to remove children from dangerous drug environments and to get them proper long term medical care and treatment.
$200,000 Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET): to expand a technology & entrepreneurial-based economy throughout Nevada.
$650,000 Family Development Foundation of Nevada: to provide leadership and guidance to develop, expand, and enhance community responses to family problems with the purpose of addressing the needs of at-risk youth.
$550,000 National Judicial College in Reno (NJC): to support faculty research and curriculum development for a variety of judicial education programs, and UNR’s new master’s degree program will also benefit some from this earmark.