NSHE Scores Big as Congress Passes Federal Appropriations Bill

LAS VEGAS – NSHE basketball teams aren’t the only ones scoring this March.

The Nevada System of Higher Education was allocated more than $22 million when Congress passed the 2022 federal appropriations bill on March 10. President Biden signed the bill into law on March 15.

“We are grateful to our federal delegation for their work in helping secure this much-needed funding for Nevada’s public higher education system,” Board of Regents Chair Cathy McAdoo said.

Nevada’s universities and colleges received funding for facilities, research equipment, and training centers that will support mental health, workforce development, student wellness, medical, science, nursing, and STEM programs.

“This funding will go a long way in helping our students realize their higher education dreams and ambitions,” Chancellor Melody Rose said. “The list of projects and programs being funded are all critical toward NSHE’s mission and educating Nevada’s workforce of tomorrow.”

Chancellor Rose added that NSHE and its institutions enjoy a strong collaborative relationship with Nevada’s federal delegation and this funding opportunity is evidence of those efforts. “Our federal delegation has a keen eye toward higher education issues and have been steadfast in their support for NSHE,” said Chancellor Rose.

The NSHE projects and programs supported in the 2022 federal appropriations bill include:

  • System Wide Mental Health Needs Assessment: $2.6 million (NSHE)
  • HVAC training: $92,000 (CSN)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Lab: $223,000 (CSN)
  • Workforce Training Center: $2 million (CSN & City of Henderson)
  • Climate Research Initiative: $2 million (DRI)
  • STEM Education: $975,000 (DRI)
  • Early Childhood Education Center: $1.6 million (NSC)
  • Flood Control: $2 million (NSC & City of Henderson)
  • Student Wellness Center: $1,882,000 (NSC)
  • School of Nursing Technology Enhancement Bundle: $648,000 (NSC)
  • Nursing Facility Expansion: $2 million (TMCC)
  • Dental Facilities: $2 million (UNLV)
  • School of Medicine: $1.56 million (UNLV)
  • Electron Microscope for College of Sciences: $550,000 (UNLV)
  • Micro-Computed Tomography Instrumentation for College of Science: $500,000 (UNLV)
  • Public Health Lab: $3.1 million (UNR)
  • Commercial Driving Skills Program: $700,000 (WNC)

About NSHE

The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting research universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges, and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents. The System includes the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada State College, Desert Research Institute, the College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Western Nevada College.