Nevada officials on Tuesday announced receiving an $11 million federal grant to expand mental health services for children.
The state’s Division of Child and Family Services was selected to receive the funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The money will be awarded over four years with about $2.7 million per year going to develop comprehensive mental health services and wrap-around support for children with serious emotional disturbances and their families, according to a news release.
The state’s needs in these areas were identified through Gov. Brian Sandoval’s leadership team with support from Clark County, the Washoe County Children’s Mental Health Consortium and the Rural Children’s Mental Health Consortium.
“Every child should have access to a stable environment where they can imagine and pursue their dreams. These funds will serve our most vulnerable youth by empowering local community providers, which are best equipped to deliver these services, to foster an environment where children can succeed,” Sandoval said in the release.
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