Community Projects Funding Disclosure

Rep. Susie Lee has submitted funding requests for important community projects in Nevada’s Third Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee. Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 10 projects in their community for fiscal year 2022 — although only a handful may actually be funded. By submitting these projects, we recognize that there is no guarantee that they will ultimately be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams. Additionally, in reviewing requests, our office only considered projects submitted by state and local governments and institutions of higher learning. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Susie Lee has certified that she, her spouse, and her immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects she has requested. Additionally, this disclosure form will be updated with new projects pending the release of the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget.

The projects are listed in alphabetical order below.

Project Name: Boulder City Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Subcommittee: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Project Sponsor: Boulder City, Nevada
Project Explanation: The funding would be used to upgrade the headworks at the Boulder City Wastewater Treatment Plant by replacing the existing grinder and grit removal system with a new higher technology bar screen and grit removal system. The existing equipment runs 24/7 and is over 10 years old and in need of replacement. This project will ensure wastewater is properly treated and safe for disposal and help reduce long term operating costs.
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Project Name: Clark County School District Social Workers
Subcommittee: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
Requested Amount: $944,000
Project Sponsor: Clark County School District
Project Explanation: Clark County School District (CCSD) acknowledges the growing need for mental health support in schools, especially after school closures due to the COVID19 pandemic. This funding would allow CCSD to hire social workers to provide support services that improve school climates including mental health services, social/emotional support, anti-bullying programs, and trauma-informed care to CCSD students at identified high-needs schools.
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Project Name: Henderson Workforce Training Center
Subcommittee: Financial Services and General Government
Requested Amount: $2,000,000
Project Sponsor: City of Henderson
Project Explanation: The Henderson Workforce Training Center will be a 25,000 square-foot facility focused on creating a skilled advanced manufacturing workforce that spurs growth in this sector for small businesses. The Center will provide instruction through College of Southern Nevada, with curriculum developed in collaboration with industry leaders. The Center will also allow small businesses and other employers to customize training procedures according to their needs. Funding is requested to outfit the Center with advanced manufacturing training equipment.
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Project Name: Las Vegas Wash
Subcommittee: Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
Requested Amount: $3,060,000
Project Sponsor: Southern Nevada Water Authority
Project Explanation: The Las Vegas Wash is a critical component in water resource management for southern Nevada, as it helps urban runoff, treated wastewater, and floodwater return to Lake Mead and the Colorado River, and creates a habitat that sustains plants and animals that otherwise wouldn’t be found in a dry, desert environment. Funding for the construction of erosion control structures in the Lower Las Vegas Wash will protect existing infrastructure, restore surrounding wetlands, and improve drinking water quality for the Southern Nevada region.
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Project Name: Nevada State College School of Nursing Equipment Technology Enhancements
Subcommittee: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
Requested Amount: $34,465
Project Sponsor: Nevada State College School of Nursing
Project Explanation: The funding would be used to acquire equipment and technology enhancements to enrich curricular offerings for their nursing training program and, ultimately, enhance patient care.
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Project Name: The Nevada STEM Co-Lab
Subcommittee: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
Requested Amount: $986,667
Project Sponsor: Desert Research Institute
Project Explanation: This funding seeks to strengthen the STEM education community in the State of Nevada by leveraging the abilities of the Desert Research Institutes’ Science Alive program to develop and deliver innovative K-12 STEM programming and University of Nevada, Las Vegas' expertise in teacher training. The STEM Co-Lab will serve both rural and urban STEM educators, students, and families throughout Nevada by providing them with hands-on, interactive STEM curriculum and activities.
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