Reno Homeless Project Gets Funding

City of Reno, Nevada
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About $4.6 million in federal funds soon will be on its way to Nevada for various environmental and community projects, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced.

Included are $350,000 for construction of the city of Reno's homeless resource center, $1 million for treatment of arsenic contamination at the Virgin Valley's water facilities and $300,000 for efforts to save Walker Lake near Hawthorne.

Also included are $1 million for the Reno-based Desert Research Institute to help clean water in western Nevada and $1 million for Washoe County to conduct the North Lemmon Valley artificial recharge project.

The programs are included in the fiscal 2004 federal budget.

Reid said $100,000 will go to Hawthorne for water and sewer improvements and $325,000 to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe for environmental assessment of acid mine drainage on the Owyhee River.