The "Every Nevadan Recovery Framework" is a state-specific framework for the expenditure of the $2.7 billion the State of Nevada will directly receive from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to help address the effects of COVID-19. It provides a strategic planning process that will help prioritize the expenditure of these funds for Nevadans. The priorities and guiding principles, along with stakeholder comments, ideas, and suggestions, serve as a foundation to ensure this federal funding is used in a strategic manner focused on a strong recovery for Nevada families and our economy.
All Nevadans are encouraged to contribute their ideas to the “American Rescue Plan - Community Stakeholder and Public Ideas List.” This is a chance for residents to share their ideas and suggestions, specific to what you would like to see here at the local level (City of Fernley). You can submit your ideas electronically by clicking on the following link: https://hal.nv.gov/form/2021_Stimulus/ARP_Ideas_List_Community_Stakeholder?fbclid=IwAR09Hp6A49oWuAdWwTLFMb7dvyBJD-zUN7_luibIK0Vrq8cdlQdUU-iojTQ
The form takes less than five minutes to complete, and you do not have to include your name, email, nor phone if you choose to remain anonymous. If you would like to specifically cite funds for the City of Fernley, be sure to include that in the space for “Organization.”
Here is a link to the Every Nevadan Recovery Framework, this outlines the priorities for the State of Nevada as established by Governor Sisolak: https://gov.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/govnewnvgov/Content/News/Press/2021_docs/2021-04-01_EveryNevadanRecoveryFramework_final.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3xziNLp6IzaOvNLbl3VUyX6Z7UpmRbyJO74coPqDOBX3nSJ2RwBfmGPYc
A few key items to keep in mind when submitting ideas/comments, unlike the provisions of the CARES Act, it appears the ARP funds will be more flexible in terms of how they can be expended. While guidance will inevitably be released following the passage of the budget resolution, the expected CRF dollars coming to the State must adhere to the following criteria:
-To respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality.
-To respond to workers performing essential work during the public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible workers of the State government that are performing such essential work, or by providing grants to eligible employers that have eligible workers who perform essential work.
-For the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to the public health emergency relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year prior to the emergency.
-To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.
Please help share this information with your friends, neighbors, businesses, and stakeholders. This is our chance as members of the public to participate and share ideas for spending with the Governor’s Office!