ARPA Projects and Dashboard


Currently Funded ARPA-SLFRF Projects

Safe Camp Capital $4,693,132

Expenditure Category: 2.16: Long-term Housing Security: Services for Unhoused Persons

The Washoe County Safe Camp is a space for unhoused individuals to have access to a safe location for camping with basic facilities including restrooms, handwashing facilities, and trash disposal. The project expands on previous work by the Washoe County Homeless Services Division to create a safe location with 50 modular temporary housing pods to replace current tents, add a covered shade structure, and build a small structure to serve as a multi-purpose building for individual's needs, including a day center a case management office space. The project will be complete by the end of 2022. The goals of the project are to provide modular spaces for unhoused people with identified good behavior and potential for transitioning into housing.

Nevada Cares Campus Capital $21,468,706

Expenditure Category: 2.16: Long-term Housing Security: Services for Unhoused Persons

The Nevada Cares Campus is a new and dynamic project in the region. The project includes significant property improvements including, landscaping, bathrooms, showers, laundry, pet facilities, and the addition of a serving kitchen/cafeteria, case management/training space, construction of 50 units of bridge housing, and other site improvements/redesigns. The Nevada Cares Campus is designed to provide a low-barrier and housing-focused shelter for people experiencing homelessness. The first phase was completed by the City of Reno and funded by the City of Reno, City of Sparks and Washoe County; it included the land purchase, Sprung building, restrooms and showers, initial site and utility work. With Phase l of the construction project complete, the following scope of the Campus design and construction is projected to be completed in the phases. To view the project phases, please visit the Cares Campus Construction page. Funding is budgeted through 2026.

Cares Campus Facilities Operations $7,971,644

Expenditure Category: 2.16: Long-term Housing Security: Services for Unhoused Persons

The Nevada Cares Campus is a regional emergency shelter facility, and Safe Camp for unhoused individuals in Washoe County. The project includes the addition of 28 staff members to implement evidence-based approaches at the Nevada Cares Campus. These staff members include one medical billing specialist, one mental health counselor supervisor, three case manager supervisors, 18 case managers, three mental health counselors I, and two mental health counselors II. This project increases facilities capacity and additional positions to ensure more robust and effective emergency homeless shelter services and case management. Funding for this project is budgeted through the end of 2023. 

Homeless Management Information System Case Management $250,000

Expenditure Category: 2.16: Long-term Housing Security: Services for Unhoused Persons

The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a database tool that collects comprehensive data about community members experiencing homelessness. This tool is designed to coordinate services and housing referrals among providers throughout the community. Most community members who will benefit from this project live below the federal poverty line. This project will increase the capacity of the County's HMIS by expanding the number of licenses for community partners and establishing a case management module to better track case outcomes. This project supports the regional Built for Zero effort. The HMIS system should be implemented by June 2023 at the Cares Campus.

WellCare Living Supports and Services Pilot Project $1,255,200

Expenditure Category: 2.16: Long-term Housing Security: Services for Unhoused Persons

Washoe County's Well Care facility serves community members with severe mental illness, or intellectual or developmental disabilities who have not been able to access the supportive housing resources they need due to COVID-19. The project provides supportive housing of persons unable to live independently. The services include access to comprehensive case management and continuum of care for those who would otherwise remain or become homeless due to their medical, physical, intellectual, or mental health condition. Funding for the project lasts until June 2023.

Kids Kottage Emergency Beds $1,403,000

Expenditure Category: 2.13: Healthy Childhood Environments: Services to Foster Youth or Families Involved in Child Welfare System

The operations of the Kids Kottage supports children experiencing abuse and neglect in the community that have been removed from their homes. Many of these children have been disproportionately impacted by the hardships imposed by the pandemic such as lost wages in their home, school closures, and lost access to community resources throughout the pandemic – including medical and mental health resources. The closure of pediatric psychiatric units in the community led to an increased demand for emergency beds at Kids Kottage. The only alternative would be to use inpatient hospital bed-holds at traditional medical hospitals which has proven to be ineffective as this competes with beds used for COVID patients. Additionally, there is a shortage of in-home foster care and in-home emergency foster care beds in the community due to an inability to recruit and retain qualified foster parent providers. The program will be funded through June 2023.

Addressing Human Services Agency Critical Staffing $527,133

Expenditure Category: 3.1: Public Sector Workforce: Payroll and Benefits for Public Health, Public Safety, or Human Services Workers

The Washoe County Child Protective Services Division has identified three positions as critical for managing the increased demand on staff caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will hire three positions (one Runner, one Intake Screener, one Assessment Case Worker) to administer services directly to support children in foster care and the children or families involved in the Child Welfare System. Positions are funded through June 2023.

Human Services Agency Vehicles $283,500

Expenditure Category: 2.13: Healthy Childhood Environments: Services to Foster Youth or Families Involved in Child Welfare System

Washoe County Human Services Agency identified a need for nine vehicles to add to its fleet to assist with the transportation needs of the population served. This need is a result of the increased caseloads resulting during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The resulting stressors of the pandemic (such as COVID fatigue, loss of employment, and reduced access to childcare coupled with increased demands of exclusions and restrictions) has led to a positive correlation in child abuse and neglect intake referrals and assessment cases. Vehicles have high passenger capacity, ability to safely fit multiple car seats, all-wheel drive ability, and overall easy accessibility for younger children and those with physical and mental disabilities. Vehicles will be used to address increased caseload for young children and families involved with the foster system to be transported to appointments, visitations, school, and other required essential services. Vehicles have been purchased and will be delivered in the next few months.

Our Place Site Enhancements $926,477

Expenditure Category: 2.16: Long-term Housing Security: Services for Unhoused Persons

The Washoe County Our Place campus is a facility for women and families experiencing homelessness. The campus has been designed to meet COVID social distancing recommendations. The project intends to complete on-site fencing, landscaping, and miscellaneous repairs, and interior/exterior finishes on existing buildings. Addressing the landscaping, fencing, and painting needs of the campus will ensure safe ingress and egress for the residents on the campus, particularly in winter. In addition, it will ensure the buildings are protected from damage caused by drainage, foot traffic, weather, etc. which ensures all space can remain available to clients still following social distancing guidelines. The project intends to be completed by December 2022.

Our Place Garden Fencing $164,377

Expenditure Category: 2.16: Long-term Housing Security: Services for Unhoused Persons

The project at the Our Place campus includes installing fencing around the 2.6-acre community garden and mini-farm on the property. The project will support the fencing around the perimeter of the garden to secure the garden space. Including activities like gardening and farming at the Our Campus facility works to increase the success of individuals. Women and families will be able to learn to grow food and provide for themselves while feeling safe in a fenced-in environment. The project intends to be completed by December 2022.

Public Defender Workstations $75,341

Expenditure Category: 3.4: Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

The Washoe County Public Defender is hiring three attorneys and two support staff for a period of 24 months to address COVID-19 pandemic-imposed backlog. The project will include workstations for these new staff members and COVID-19 related facility enhancements to allow for a safe client-attorney meetings and work.

Public Defender Attorneys & Support Staff $1,240,854

Expenditure Category: 3.4: Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

The Washoe County Public Defender’s project aims to hire three attorneys for 24 months. Each attorney will receive an average of 255 cases per year and is expected to close an average of 259 cases per year. The three attorneys will be able to provide representation to clients and close 1,530 cases over the term of the grant. This will close the cases received/cases closed disparity. This will positively impact the criminal case backlog within the courts. Restoring balance to the Public Defenders case received case closed ratio will benefit the court system, the criminal justice system and most importantly the vulnerable and indigent population whose communities have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Public Defender client is indigent or receives government benefits or has an income that is less than 200% of the federally designated level signifying poverty. Additional personnel needed to support the work of the three attorney’s includes a legal secretary and an investigator.

District Attorney's Office Facility Improvements $390,732

Expenditure Category: 3.4: Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

The Washoe County District Attorney is hiring three attorneys and two support staff for a period of 24 months to address COVID-19 pandemic-imposed backlog. The project will include workstations for these new staff members and COVID-19 related facility enhancements to allow for a safe client-attorney meetings and work.

District Attorney's Office Court Case Backlog Personnel $2,032,682

Expenditure Category: 3.2: Public Sector Workforce: Rehiring Public Sector Staff

The Washoe County District Attorney's Office will hire three deputy district attorneys, investigator, and two legal secretaries to address court backlog created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sparks Justice Court Socially Distanced Jury Courtroom $380,900

Expenditure Category: 1.4: Prevention in Congregate Settings (Nursing Homes, Prisons/Jails, Dense Work Sites, Schools, Child care facilities, etc.)

Sparks Justice Court received ARPA-SLFRF funds to create a new courtroom that will accommodate fourteen jurors and provide equitable distancing, thus providing a safer operating environment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sparks Justice Court ceased all jury trials scheduled from March 2020 and did not resume jury trials until July 2021. The court was backlogged over 20 jury trials due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Additionally, virtual hearings conducted because of the COVID-19 public health emergency take much longer and require additional staffing resources, creating further delay in adjudicating cases. The new courtroom will provide an opportunity to contract with Pro Tempore’s and temporary staff to move cases forward to mitigate further backlog. The project is scheduled to be completed June 2023.

Sparks Justice Court JAVS Audio Visual Upgrade $138,638 Completed June 2022

Expenditure Category: 3.4: Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

Sparks Justice Court installed updated audiovisual technology throughout the court. The project meets the growing demand for remote access to justice for public safety, expedited processing of case backlog due to the COVID-19 pandemic and addresses the negative impact of low-quality audiovisual technology on Limited English Proficiency (LEP) individuals and those who are hard of hearing. Additionally, this project addresses the quality of evidence sharing with onsite and remote parties and the preservation of such records within the certified recording system. Currently, the court experiences many issues in evidence cart connections and shared quality due to the outdated use of video graphics arrays and multiple down/up scalers to transmit the proceedings into the recorder, witness stand, and public visual display. These are critical fixes needed to continue virtual hearings and ensure every court user receives a quality experience. The project was completed in June 2022.

Reno Justice Court Courtroom A Remodel $500,000

Expenditure Category: 3.4: Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

The Reno Justice Court is modifying an existing courtroom to accommodate for additional jury members and members of the public to allow for social distancing and to comply with Nevada Assembly Bill 42, which expanded the size of a justice court jury from six to twelve. The renovations will also allow for additional social distancing ability for in-person court proceedings. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2023.

Reno Justice Court Self Help Center $90,675

Expenditure Category: 3.4: Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

The Reno Justice Court is currently constructing a physical space to house a self-help center. The project will furnish the space with computer terminals, workstations, chairs, and modular walls/doors for conference rooms.  Once this area is furnished, self-represented litigants will be able to use the space to, among other things, oppose a residential eviction, oppose a debt collection proceeding, seal a criminal record, or file/oppose a small claims case. Self-represented litigants will be able to obtain assistance with registering for the Court's electronic filing system, and the Court will allow representative from local legal aid organizations to use the space to provide advice and counsel to these individuals. The project completed in June 2022.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff’s Positions $1,956,096

Expenditure Category: 3.1: Public Sector Workforce: Payroll and Benefits for Public Health, Public Safety, or Human Services Workers

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office used ARPA funding to hire 20 Deputy Sheriff's and two Sergeants to address the increased criminal activity in service areas. From increased high-risk calls for service such as domestic violence to the expanded mental health needs of individuals housed in the Detention Facility, the workload placed on Deputies has increased exponentially. Sheriff’s Office deputies are the first responders to emergency calls from both the Nevada Cares Campus and the Washoe County Safe Camp. These calls will involve more time and complexity. The project includes the equipment needed to onboard these 22 positions including: radios, tasers, Ballistic vests, weapon allowance, four (4) vehicles, and recruitment costs. Personnel charges ended in June 2022; the vehicles are estimated to arrive later this year.   

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office UVC Sanitizing Program $140,000

Expenditure Category: 1.4: Prevention in Congregate Settings (Nursing Homes, Prisons/Jails, Dense Work Sites, Schools, Child care facilities, etc.)

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office will install UVC Light Sanitizing equipment to eliminate exposure to contagious diseases by killing bacteria or viruses prior to cleaning the inmate cells or housing units. This project will reduce costs for cleaning supplies because the equipment will sanitize the Detention Facility instead of personnel routinely cleaning it to eliminate the bacteria or viruses by wiping handrails, high touch areas, etc. The towers have been purchased and are awaiting delivery.

County Clerk’s Office Administrative Staffing $58,895 - Completed June 2022

Expenditure Category: 3.3: Public Sector Workforce: Other

This project at the County Clerk's Office is to hire one assistant staff member to support the homelessness board and Clerk for six months.

Medical Examiner Contract Staff, Pooled Positions, Overtime, PPE & Supplies $190,000

Expenditure Category: 1.5: Personal Protective Equipment

The caseload for the Medical Examiner’s Office increased by more than 16% between 2019 and 2020 and is projected to increase by a total of 22% between 2019 and 2021. Due to the significant increase in deaths in the region, the Medical Examiner’s Office needs additional funding for personnel to handle the caseload increase. The ME's Office must investigate and conduct additional testing on other deaths as potential COVID-related deaths (cases in which COVID had not been diagnosed but in which similar symptoms are present).  Many of these deaths do not end up being COVID-related but additional time and effort are used to make that determination which increases the workload for employees. The Medical Examiner’s Office also needs additional supplies to perform its mandated duties. This funding will allow the purchase of additional lab supplies (such body bags, scalpels, etc.) that are required for the office as well as personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees. During the pandemic, there has been (and continues to be) significant supply chain shortages. The Medical Examiner’s Office had to exhaust its normal supply reserves due to the lack of availability of supplies and has yet to recover. The project is funded through June 2023.

Second Judicial District Court Courtrooms Audio Visual Upgrade $1,285,000

Expenditure Category: 3.4: Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

The Washoe County District Court will increase audio-visual technology to allow for additional court proceedings for remote courts. The District Court will install the cameras, microphones and media carts necessary to have true audio‐visual capabilities in each court room. The project meets the growing demand for remote access to justice for public safety, expedited processing of case backlog due to the COVID-19 pandemic and addresses the negative impact of low-quality audiovisual technology on Limited English Proficiency (LEP) individuals and those who are hard of hearing. Additionally, this project addresses the quality of evidence sharing with onsite and remote parties and the preservation of such records within the certified recording system. This project also includes a new Audio‐Visual Technician for 24 months.

Mobile Outreach Vehicle/Command Post $490,000

Expenditure Category: 1.14: Other Public Health Services

The Health District will develop plans for and purchase a mobile outreach vehicle that will also serve as a central command post in emergencies. The vehicle will allow for targeted outreach focusing on highly socially-vulnerable zip codes. A mobile outreach vehicle/command post will allow training and education to healthcare partners in the community, increasing WCHD’s ability to provide medical services and mass vaccinate through targeted outreach.  In addition, the vehicle will be utilized at Public Health Preparedness exercises of a varying types thus increasing public health and healthcare response in the region. The vehicle will be setup with an exam room to provide clinical services to help close the gap of health outcomes by going to underserved zip codes, specifically zip codes of high social vulnerability index as noted above, including multiple ethnic groups, with low vaccine rates and low access to health care. By increasing access to healthcare preparedness and access to clinical services, Washoe County Health District would be mitigating the economic, social and health impact of COVID-19 on the underserved and vulnerable populations. It is estimated that the vehicle will be fully assembled and delivered to Washoe County within the next few years. The RFP was released in Spring 2022.

Public Health Technology Infrastructure $300,000

Expenditure Category: 3.4: Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

The Environmental Health Services and Air Quality Management Divisions project will contract with a vendor to implement the following: 1) Simplify the public facing processes to increase functionality and use and 2) Automate all processes including all permits and inspections. By updating the public health technology system, focusing on customer ease of use, ensuring all processes are automated and efficient, and reporting is easy and comprehensive, the Health District will be able to meet the public health needs more rapidly in Washoe County. This project will also improve the technology infrastructure to assist in meeting the current backlog and assist in the prevention of future backlogs. The project is funded through June 2024.

Children's Cabinet Signs of Suicide – Community Grant $100,000 - Completed June 2022

Expenditure Category: 1.12: Mental Health Services

The Signs of Suicide (SOS) prevention program is a nationally recognized, evidence-based, program for middle and high school-age students. SOS fulfills a critical need in the community as Cabinet staff work directly with middle school students in Washoe County, this includes students in the Washoe County School District as well as young people in charter and private schools, to identify signs of depression and symptoms that are consistent with suicide risk. We are all aware of the stressors the pandemic has placed on nearly every segment of the population, and youth are no exception. Fortunately, SOS helps identify young people in need of additional supports, provides immediate resources and assistance to identified youth and their families, and also gives youth tools to ask for help when facing difficult life experiences. The subgrant will be used for operating expenses to ensure the program is fully funded for the 2021-2022 school year. The funding concluded in June 2022.

Great Reno Balloon Race 2022 Event Support - Community Grant $100,000

Expenditure Category: 2.35: Aid to Tourism Travel or Hospitality

The subgrant to the Great Reno Balloon Race will be used towards operational expenses for the Great Reno Balloon Race of 2022 and ensure future sustainability of the event. The Great Reno Balloon Race is the world’s largest free hot-air ballooning event. The project supports event logistic costs such as parking, tent rentals, and bathrooms.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Security Upgrade $2,000,000

Expenditure Category: 3.4 Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility and Washoe County Courts at 1 South Sierra and 75 Court Street have security control systems that have been discontinued, reached end of life (vendor support) or will by October of 2023.These systems allow Sheriff Support Specialists to monitor and control access to some of the most secure and sensitive locations in the entire county. Currently, the software and hardware components operate poorly and are prone to intermittent failures that require repairs and impede the safe and timely flow of traffic through these facilities. An upgrade and replacement of components will ensure the continued reliable operation of these areas well into the future. 

Regional COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance Research $504,258.66

Expenditure Category: 1.7 Other COVID-19 Public Health Expenses (including Communications, Enforcement, Isolation/Quarantine)

The City of Sparks administers the regional contract with the University of Nevada Reno to conduct a regional investigation of SARS-CoV-2 presence in wastewater and community prevalence monitoring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This research is to conduct environmental surveillance of wastewater at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF) and in the collection systems by monitoring of SARS-COV2 Marker during the pandemic in the Truckee Meadows region. Data is used to develop models that can indicate community prevalence of COVID19 in the population. 

Wilbur D. May Museum Operations $200,000 Completed June 2022

Expenditure Category: 3.3: Public Sector Workforce: Other

This SLFRF allocation will provide support for the Wilbur D. May Museum to implement programming and continue normal operations as it recovers from the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Museum was required to close its doors when COVID-19 public health emergency hit but was still required to provide payment to the vendor for a previously purchased exhibit. The Museum also lost revenue for wedding reservations, large events, small events, art shows and the Museum collection. This resulted in a significant revenue loss. The SLFRF support will allow for recovery as the Museum returns to self-sustainability. The Museum has been self-sustained since 2009, relying on and operating from exhibit revenues, facility reservation revenues until COVID-19. The funding for this project completed in June 2022.

Recruitment & Retention Incentive Program $150,000

Expenditure Category: 3.3: Public Sector Workforce: Other

The Washoe County Recruitment & Retention Incentive Program is used to assist with the recruitment and retention of employees in difficult to fill positions in the County that are impacted by a shortage of qualified labor in the region and/or to assist with the recruitment of positions into the County where the private sector has a competitive advantage with salary and retention incentive opportunities through three programs: Recruitment Incentive; Employee Referral Incentive; Retention Incentive. The program will last until the $150,000 has been awarded.

Washoe Wellness Center $51,252 Completed June 2022

Expenditure Category: 6.1: Revenue Replacement: Provision of Government Services

To provide Washoe county employees with a fitness center on site to promote healthy work-life balance and living healthier lifestyles. The Employee Wellness Center at the 9th and Wells Complex includes adjustments to existing facilities to increase airflow and the purchase of fitness equipment. The fitness center opened in June 2022, completing the project. There will not be evidence-based interventions included in this project.

Incline Village Justice Court Renovations $747,800

Expenditure Category: 3.4: Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

Incline Justice Court renovations allow a temporary use for the Incline Village Justice Court to occupy the space for short term duration of approximately 3-5 years. The Incline Justice Access Project will include renovations to the Incline Community Center, to house the court room, offices, and technological enhancements to improve access to court proceedings for the public. The pandemic has driven innovation for remote access that will be long term solutions. Audio/video technology with a 360 degree in courtroom camera, distributed speakers, and IP based source systems will enable opportunities for remote access for those not physically located in the courtroom. Distributed Wi-fi access throughout the courthouse will be provided for public and counsel access. Additionally, the project will provide dedicated public workstations with access to case files and online forms. The project includes physical renovations to meet ADA requirements at the Incline Community Center. The project performance period for this project runs from June 2022 through Spring of 2023.

Soulful Seeds Operations $50,000

Expenditure Category: 2.16: Long-term Housing Security: Services for Unhoused Persons

Soulful Seeds provides healthy, sustainable, fresh food to the most vulnerable populations in the Washoe County community. In 2021, Soulful Seeds and Washoe County partnered to create a garden/farm located on the campus of Our Place, with a women's shelter and a family shelter operated by the County. This project includes operation expenses such as staff time, garden supplies, and purchase of 100 fruit trees for the campus. The women and families who stay at Our Place will have the opportunity to learn how to grow their own food, cook, and develop better nutrition habits while gaining job skills. Project performance will occur over the 2022 calendar year.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Security Upgrade $2,000,000

Expenditure Category: 3.4 Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility and Washoe County Courts at 1 South Sierra and 75 Court Street have security control systems that have been discontinued. These systems allow Sheriff Support Specialists to monitor and control access to some of the most secure and sensitive locations in the entire county. Currently, the software and hardware components operate poorly and are prone to intermittent failures that require repairs and impede the safe and timely flow of traffic through these facilities. An upgrade and replacement of components will ensure the continued reliable operation of these areas well into the future. There will not be evidence-based interventions included in this project. This project includes the multiple funding sources and will go out to bid later this summer. The period of performance for this project is expected to occur until the end of 2026.

ARPA-SLFRF Administration $2,800,000

Expenditure Category: 7.1 Administrative Expenses

Washoe County has hired a small team housed under the Office of the County Manager to administer and manage SLFRF funding. There is one Program Manager, one Analyst, and one Fiscal Compliance Officer. Budget includes workstations for staff members and office supplies to administer grants to subawards and comply with SLFRF reporting requirements.

ARPA Accountant – Admin $286,000

Expenditure Category: 7.1 Administrative Expenses

Washoe County has hired a part-time temporary accountant to assist with managing Washoe County ARPA-funded projects.

Regional Affordable Housing - $300,000

Subgrant of Funds to Non-Proft Org

Expenditure Category: 2.16: Long-term Housing Security: Services for Unhoused Persons

Support for affordable housing programming in Washoe County.

Juvenile Services Mental Health - $661,924

Expenditure Category: 2.26: Addressing Educational Disparities: Mental Health Services

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) provides intensive, community-based treatment for moderate and high-risk juvenile offenders in the community in lieu of placement in intermediate behavioral modification or residential substance abuse programs. The overriding goal of MST is to reduce criminal activity, reduce other types of anti-social behavior such as drug use, and achieve these outcomes at a cost savings by decreasing rates of incarceration and out-of-home placement. Through intense involvement and contact with the family, MST aims to uncover and assess the functional origins of adolescent behavioral problems, and targets youths between the ages of 12 and 17. The program is supported by the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the U.S. Surgeon General. MST functions by therapists working in the home, school and community and are on call 24/7 to provide caregivers with the tools they need to transform the lives of troubled youth. In the time of ever shrinking residential and community-based options, MST provides a promising intervention option.

Family Peace Center - $480,281

Expenditure Category: 2.13: Healthy Childhood Environments: Services to Foster Youth or Families Involved in Child Welfare System

The Family Peace Center provides access to supervised visitation and exchange services for families dealing with court matters at the Second Judicial District Court. Supervised visitation programs provide children an opportunity to have contact with non-custodial parents while legal issues are being resolved. Most parents that use the supervised visitation service have underlying substance abuse, alcohol, untreated mental health issues and/or domestic violence concerns. Without such service, the non-custodial parents would not be safe to visit their child in an unsupervised setting.

Translation and Accessibility of Elections Outreach - $300,000

Expenditure Category: 3.4 Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

The OCM, Communications Division will utilize funding to support Spanish language translation services for the upcoming general election including election webpages and a support to support a preliminary ADA accessibility assessment of the Washoe County website.

Senior Services Soft Serve Machine - $15,000

Expenditure Category: 3.4 Public Sector Capacity: Effective Service Delivery

Senior Services will utilize funds to purchase a soft serve ice cream machine to encourage participation in social activities by Washoe County seniors. The number of participants in facility attendance and regularly scheduled activity groups has decreased approximately 50% compared to pre-COVID census numbers.

Sun Valley Recreation Revitalization (GID) - $250,000

Expenditure Category: 2.22: Strong Healthy Communities: Neighborhood Features that Promote Health and Safety

Sun Valley General Improvement District will use ARPA-SFLRF funds to rehabilitate playground equipment at the Sun Valley Community Park, resurface a park basketball court, and finance a water conservation and energy consultation at four parks. The project will support deferred park maintenance at the Sun Valley Community Park, Sun Valley Pool, Highland Ranch Park, Gepford Park, and Sun Mesa Parks. 

Palomino Valley Road Restoration (GID) - $250,000

Expenditure Category: 6.1: Provision of Government Services

Palomino Valley General Improvement District will use ARPA-SFLRF funds to support three road repair and maintenance projects in Palomino Valley. These projects will increase safety and access to public transportation corridors in the community.