Shared from the 7/4/2020 Las Vegas Review Journal eEdition

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Department of Justice announced Thursday that nearly $11.6 million in coronavirus relief funds will be delivered to cities and police departments across Nevada.

“This funding will help Nevada respond to public safety challenges posed by COVID-19, including assisting agencies with meeting the needs of their officers and communities,” Nevada U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich said in a news release.

The grant money is part of $850 million in federal funds available under the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, authorized by recent stimulus legislation, the release states.

This is how the funds are being distributed: ■ Nevada Department of Public Safety: $7.39 million ■ Clark County: $1.49 million ■ Las Vegas: $1.49 million ■ North Las Vegas: $537,416 ■ Henderson Police Department: $128,895 ■ Washoe County: $36,862 ■ Carson City: $40,461 ■ Reno: $376,434 ■ Sparks Police Department: $99,236

The CARES Act allows the money to be used for hiring of personnel, payment of overtime, purchases of protective equipment and distribution of resources to hard-hit areas, while it can also be spent on sanitation, contagion and medical needs of inmates and correctional workers.

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