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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $3.7 Million to Improve Health Care for People Living in Rural Nevada

Jamie Welch Jaro
Carson City
Release Date

CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 13, 2022 – USDA Rural Development State Director Lucas Ingvoldstad today announced that USDA is awarding $3.7 million to improve health care and recovery services in rural Nevada.

“In Nevada, we see a growing need to further ensure people in our smaller communities enjoy access to care as close to home as possible,” Ingvoldstad said. “USDA’s Emergency Rural Health Care Grant Program was created to support stronger, more resilient healthcare services in throughout rural America and here in Nevada. With today’s investments, the New Frontier Treatment Center in Fallon can broaden their reach to help even more individuals and families on their path to wellness and recovery.”

New Frontier Treatment Center is receiving a $1 million grant through the Emergency Rural Health Care Grant Program and a $2.7 million loan through USDA’s Community Facilities Program to expand its residential treatment capacity. New Frontier Treatment Center is a residential co-occurring mental health and substance use treatment facility which provides additional essential services including basic skills training, peer recovery support services, and more. The center’s services are in such demand it has a waiting list, and this funding will increase its capacity and opportunity for recovery for people in Fallon and surrounding communities.

Today’s investment is included in a national USDA announcement totaling $110 million in grants awarded to improve rural health care for people nationwide. The investments will help build, renovate, and equip health care facilities like hospitals and clinics in rural areas.

The Biden-Harris Administration is making this Emergency Rural Health Care Grant Program  funding available through its historic legislative package, the American Rescue Plan Act. The Act and this program are examples of the government’s ability to respond quickly to ensure every person and family has access to high-quality health care no matter their zip code.

The investments will be used for projects such as those to help rural hospitals and health care providers implement telehealth and nutrition assistance programs, increase staffing to administer COVID-19 vaccines and testing, build or renovate facilities, and purchase medical supplies. They will also help regional partnerships, public bodies, nonprofits and Tribes solve regional rural health care problems, which will help build a stronger, more sustainable rural health care system in response to the pandemic.

Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/nv. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit the GovDelivery subscriber page.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.