CARSON CITY, Nev. (July 5, 2018) – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) today announced $3,061,919 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds will be awarded to nine projects in rural Nevada, including Esmerelda, Nye, and White Pine counties, as well as Caliente, Fernley, Wells, and West Wendover. Additionally, Carson City received $441,832 funding for five projects in a separate CDBG category.

“Nevada is simultaneously one of the most urban and most rural states in the nation,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “Our rural communities share many assets and some challenges, particularly where federal lands, affordable housing, workforce development and infrastructure are concerned. These targeted CDBG funds will be very useful in helping these communities address their challenges and leverage their assets.”

Since 1982, when the state began administration of the program, nearly $85 million dollars have been awarded to rural Nevada communities. The CDBG program enables local governments to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide decent affordable housing and create economic opportunities, primarily for persons of low and moderate income. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) oversees the program and the Rural Economic and Community Development Division of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development administers the program for the State of Nevada.

CDBG Rural Awards Program Year 2019

County City Project Amount
Esmerelda   Historic Goldfield Street Repair $196,000
Nye   Pahrump Fairgrounds Drainage/Flood Control Design $124,000
Nye   Beatty Airport Redevelopment/Fuel Station Upgrade $390,000
White Pine   Slum/Blight Abatement $200,000
  Caliente Historic Depot Rehabilitation  $527,994
  Fernley Community Center Design/Outreach $80,000
  Fernley Downtown Revitalization Phase 3 $218,625
  Wells Redevelopment Land Acquisition $800,000
  West Wendover City Center/Downtown Development $525,000
    Total $3,061,919

CDBG State Administered Entitlement Awards Program Year 2019

Carson City Ron Wood Family Resource Center $20,000
Carson City Food for Thought $10,000
Carson City St. Vincent DePaul $3,000
Carson City ADA Accessibility $268,892
Carson City Park Rehabilitation $139,940
  Total $441,832

About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and Governor Brian Sandoval to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development. More information on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development can be viewed at

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