17th ANNUAL HEART WALK POSTPONED
MESQUITE, NV (Leisure Services Dept.) -- On Monday, January 25, 2021 the Heart Walk Committee approved to postpone an upcoming community event for the Mesquite Community to the earliest possible dates (TBA). The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has required the City of Mesquite and their community partners to postpone events since November 2020. Governor Sisolak has issued an executive order limiting nonessential activities and no more than 50 participants at social gatherings. On January 11, 2021 it was announced the order would be extended through February 15, 2021.
Community safety is the highest priority of the Hospital and the City and includes protecting the health and well-being of our residents. The City understands and shares the disappointment of how this impacts the community, families and surrounding areas. In the coming months and as conditions allow, the City will hold more community events, please watch for updates.
The City of Mesquite is constantly monitoring the global, state and local situation of the COVID–19. Resident safety and their well-being is a top priority. For the latest information related COVID-19 and the City of Mesquite, please follow health.mesquitenv.gov.
For more information please call the City of Mesquite Leisure Services Department 702-346-8732 or Robert Fuller 702-743-3459 of Mesa View Regional Hospital.
For more information about this event and other programs please down load the app, it’s available for iOS or Android devices at http://tour.mesquitenv.gov/. Download it today and discover more of Mesquite please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.
MESQUITE, NV (Athletics & Leisure Services Dept.) -- The City of Mesquite Athletics & Leisure Services Department would like to inform the community of our holiday hours schedule for the upcoming holiday that will affect The Mesquite Recreation Center.
We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause; the hours of operation will go as followed:
*Mesquite Recreation Center Holiday Hours:
For more information about this event and other programs please down load the app, it’s available for iOS or Android devices at http://tour.mesquitenv.gov/. Download it today and discover more of Mesquite!
For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.
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La Oficina del Tesorero del Estado y la Oficina de Desarrollo Económico del Gobernador proporcionan información actualizada sobre los $50 millones adicionales en asistencia para pequeñas empresas
CARSON CITY, Nev. - Hoy, la Oficina del Tesorero del Estado de Nevada y la Oficina de Desarrollo Económico del Gobernador (GOED) publicaron información adicional sobre el Programa de Subvenciones de Apoyo Técnico de Emergencia, conocido como el programa PETS, por sus siglas en inglés (Pandemic Emergency Technical Support).
Durante el Informe de Gobierno que se llevó a cabo este martes, el gobernador Sisolak pidió a la Legislatura de Nevada la aprobación de $50 millones adicionales para el programa PETS para seguir proporcionando apoyo a las pequeñas empresas durante la pandemia.
Esta financiación seria adicional a los $51 millones anteriormente designados para el programa, llevando el financiamiento total a $101 millones.
El gobernador le pedido a la Legislatura que se le dé prioridad a la aprobación de estos fondos, una vez que se reúnan el primero de febrero, para que estos fondos adicionales puedan ser asignados a los aplicantes lo más pronto posible.
Si se aprueba esta propuesta, el estado continuar financiando las pequeñas empresas que sometieron solicitudes para recibir asistencia por medio del programa PETS durante el periodo del 19 al 22 de octubre de 2020.
El estado recibió más de 13,500 solicitudes de asistencia del programa PETS durante el período de solicitud. Hasta la fecha, más de $50 millones han sido otorgados a los solicitantes aprobados.
Los solicitantes que actualmente están esperando saber si serán beneficiarios de una subvención de PETS, junto a aquellos que fueron denegados anteriormente debido a la falta de fondos disponibles, recibirán un correo electrónico hoy con más información sobre estas actualizaciones.
La Oficina del Tesorero del Estado y la Oficina de Desarrollo Económico del Gobernador (GOED) mantienen su compromiso de garantizar que las pequeñas empresas de Nevada tengan los recursos que necesitan para superar este momento desafiante.
Se les aconseja a las pequeñas empresas de Nevada que estén interesadas en ser notificadas sobre futuras oportunidades de financiamiento de subvencione, completar este formulario.
State Treasurer’s Office and Governor’s Office of Economic Development provide update on additional $50 million in assistance for small businesses
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Today, the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) released an update on the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) Grant program.
During Tuesday’s State of the State address, Governor Sisolak called on the Legislature to approve an additional $50 million dollars for the PETS program to continue supporting small businesses during the pandemic.
This funding is in addition to the $51 million that has previously been allocated for the program, bringing total funding to $101 million.
The Governor has asked the Legislature to prioritize approval of these funds once it convenes on February 1 so the additional funding can be allocated to applicants as soon as possible.
If approved, the State intends to continue funding the small businesses that submitted applications for the PETS program from October 19 – October 22, 2020.
The State received over 13,500 applications for the PETS program during the application period. To date, over $50 million has been granted to approved applicants.
All applicants who are currently waiting to hear if they have been awarded a PETS grant, along with those who were previously denied due to lack of available funding, will be e-mailed today with further information on these recent updates.
The State Treasurer’s Office and GOED remain committed to ensuring that Nevada’s small businesses have the resources they need to make it through this challenging time.
Nevada small businesses that are interested in being notified of future grant funding opportunities are encouraged to fill out this form.
SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Small Lenders on Friday, January 15 and All Lenders on Tuesday, January 19
Lenders with $1 Billion or Less in Assets Will be Able to Submit First and Second Draw PPP Applications on Friday – Continuing Dedicated Access for Community-Based Lenders
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 a.m. EST. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to all participating PPP lenders to submit First and Second Draw loan applications to SBA.
Earlier in the week, SBA granted dedicated PPP access to Community Financial Institutions (CFIs) which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), and Microloan Intermediaries as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to reach underserved and minority small businesses.
On Friday, SBA will continue its emphasis on reaching smaller lenders and businesses by opening to approximately 5,000 more lenders, including community banks, credit unions, and farm credit institutions. Moreover, the agency also plans to have dedicated service hours for these smaller lenders after the portal fully re-opens next week.
“A second round of PPP could not have come at a better time, and the SBA is making every effort to ensure small businesses have the emergency financial support they need to continuing weathering this time of uncertainty,” said SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza. “SBA has worked expeditiously to ensure our policies and systems are re-launched so that this vital small business aid helps communities hardest hit by the pandemic. I strongly encourage America’s entrepreneurs needing financial assistance to apply for a First or Second Draw PPP loan.”
“We are pleased to have opened PPP loans to CDFIs, MDIs, CDCs, and Microloan Intermediaries. The PPP is already providing America’s small businesses hardest hit by the pandemic with vital economic relief,” said Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin. “As the Program re-opens for all First and Second Draw borrowers next week, the PPP will allow small businesses to keep workers on payroll and connected to their health insurance.”
First Draw PPP Loans are for those borrowers who have not received a PPP loan before August 8, 2020. The first round of the PPP, which ran from March to August 2020, was a historic success helping 5.2 million small businesses keep 51 million American workers employed.
Second Draw PPP Loans are for eligible small businesses with 300 employees or less, that previously received a First Draw PPP Loan and will use or have used the full amount only for authorized uses, and that can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020. The maximum amount of a Second Draw PPP loan is $2 million.
Updated PPP Lender forms, guidance, and resources are available at www.sba.gov/ppp and www.treasury.gov/cares.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.
Outside Agency Grant funding
Clark County Social Service is pleased to announce that Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Outside Agency Grants (OAG) county general funds are now available through a grant application process.
To be considered for funding, your project must provide services and assistance that substantially benefits Clark County residents (NRS 244.1505). Projects that provide a substantial benefit are programs or services needed by disadvantaged citizens to increase their self-sufficiency and personal independence, programs or events that foster community pride or cohesiveness, and/or facilities and projects that strengthen the community’s infrastructure.
This grant is intended to supplement services provided directly by the County, or are funded in lieu of the need for the County to establish such programs. GRANT APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES, NOT FROM INDIVIDUALS OR FOR-PROFIT FIRMS. Only those agencies who meet the application submittal requirements will be eligible to be considered for FY 2021/2022 OAG funds.
There are two application tracks; Department Initiative and Community Initiative. Note there are two separate applications in ZoomGrants for each track. Please read application instructions for each track to determine which is a fit for your agency. The application for Outside Agency Grant (OAG) funds will become available beginning Monday, January 4, 2021.
You will be required to complete and submit the application online through ZoomGrants. The application will be made available on the Clark County Community Resources Management webpage at: https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/residents/assistance_programs/community_resources_management/index.php on Monday, January 4th. It is your responsibility to check the OAG website for the ZoomGrants link. We recommend becoming familiar with ZoomGrants as soon as possible. Application instructions will also be available on the webpage and in ZoomGrants.
Community Financial Institutions get dedicated access starting today
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal today at 9 am ET. SBA is continuing its dedicated commitment to underserved small businesses and to addressing potential access to capital barriers by initially granting PPP access exclusively to community financial institutions (CFIs) that typically serve these concerns.
When the PPP loan portal re-opened today, it initially accepted First Draw PPP loan applications from participating CFIs, which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs) and Microloan Intermediaries. These lenders made up approximately 10% of all PPP participating lenders in 2020. A First Draw PPP loan is for those borrowers who have yet to receive a PPP loan before the program closed in August 2020.
On Jan. 13, 2021, participating CFIs may begin submitting application information to SBA for Second Draw PPP loans. A Second Draw PPP loan is for certain eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan, generally have 300 employees or less, and has suffered a 25% reduction in gross receipts. At least $15 billion is set aside for additional PPP lending by CFIs.
A few days later, additional lenders will be able to submit First and Second draw PPP loan applications. SBA will continue to provide updates on systems operations during the week of Jan. 11, 2021. Additionally, SBA plans to dedicate specific times to process and assist the smallest PPP lenders with loan applications from eligible small businesses.
The opening of the SBA loan system is designed to efficiently and effectively implement the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act and to ensure increased access to the PPP for minority-, underserved-, veteran- and women-owned small business concerns. SBA also is calling upon its lending partners to redouble their efforts to assist eligible borrowers in underserved and disadvantaged communities.
Updated PPP Lender forms, guidance, and resources are available at www.sba.gov/ppp.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter. Updated PPP guidance outlining Program changes to enhance its effectiveness and accessibility was released on January 6 in accordance with the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act.
This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.
“The historically successful Paycheck Protection Program served as an economic lifeline to millions of small businesses and their employees when they needed it most,” said Administrator Jovita Carranza.
“Today’s guidance builds on the success of the program and adapts to the changing needs of small business owners by providing targeted relief and a simpler forgiveness process to ensure their path to recovery.”
“The Paycheck Protection Program has successfully provided 5.2 million loans worth $525 billion to America’s small businesses, supporting more than 51 million jobs,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.
“This updated guidance enhances the PPP’s targeted relief to small businesses most impacted by COVID-19. We are committed to implementing this round of PPP quickly to continue supporting American small businesses and their workers.”
Key PPP updates include:
A borrower is generally eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan if the borrower:
The new guidance released includes:
For more information on SBA’s assistance to small businesses, visit sba.gov/ppp or treasury.gov/cares.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.
Carson City, Nevada - The 31st Special Session of the Nevada Legislature enacted Senate Bill 3, which provides for a one-time tax amnesty program for businesses or individuals doing business in Nevada who may have an existing tax liability. The amnesty period will begin February 1, 2021 and ends on May 1, 2021. Businesses or individuals may pay the delinquent tax online using a credit card or debit card or by sending a check by mail, please see instructions below.
The amnesty program allows penalty and interest to be waived providing the outstanding tax delinquency meets the following criteria:
The types of taxes included in the amnesty program are as follows: Sales & Use Tax, Modified Business Tax, Cigarette Tax, Other Tobacco Products Tax, Liquor Tax, Bank Branch Excise Tax, Insurance Premium Tax, Tire Tax, Live Entertainment Tax (non-gaming), Short Term Lessor (Passenger Car Governmental Service Fee) , Exhibition Facilities Fees, Commerce Tax, Transportation Connection Tax, Wholesale Marijuana Excise Tax, Retail Marijuana Excise Tax, Centrally Assessed Property Tax, and Net Proceeds of Mineral Tax.
Taxes that are not included in the amnesty program include, Lodging Tax; Real Property Transfer Tax and Locally Assessed Property Tax.
The amnesty program does not apply to businesses or individuals who have:
A business or individual who pays the delinquent tax during the amnesty program may be selected for an audit in the same manner as a person who does not pay delinquent taxes during the amnesty program.
If a business or individual has filed bankruptcy within the last five years, please call the Department for amnesty qualifications.
Amnesty payments may be made online using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card or debit card at www.nevadatax.nv.gov or by writing “Amnesty” at the top of a tax return and mailing it along with a check for payment in full to the address below.
Department of Taxation
1550 College Parkway, Suite 115
Carson City, NV 89706
For more information, please visit the Department’s website at http://tax.state.nv.us/ or contact the Call Center at (866) 962-3707.
University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers free radon test kits at offices statewide
RENO, Nev. – January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free short-term radon test kits to Nevadans through Feb. 28. Radon test kits are available at Extension offices and partnering locations statewide.
Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It comes from the ground and can accumulate in homes, raising the risk of lung cancer. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates 21,000 Americans die each year from radon-caused lung cancer, killing more people than secondhand smoke, drunk driving and house fires.
In Nevada, one in four homes tested show radon concentrations at or above the EPA action level. According to experts, living in a home with radon concentrations at the action level poses a similar risk of developing lung cancer as smoking about half a pack of cigarettes a day.
The risk of radon-caused lung cancer can be reduced. A simple three-day test can determine if a house has a radon problem, and winter is an ideal time to test a home for radon. If radon problems are found, they can be fixed.
Free test kits are available through Feb. 28 at the following northern Nevada partner locations:
In southern Nevada, free test kits are available through Feb. 28 at the following locations. Please call ahead for an appointment:
A list of test kit locations can be found on the Radon website at https://extension.unr.edu/radon/pub.aspx?PubID=2582.
Nevadans can also request a free test kit online at https://2021freeradonkit.eventbrite.com/, or by mailing in the confirmation email from the Radon Test Kit Request at https://extension.unr.edu/radon/pub.aspx?PubID=2748 along with a $5 check or money order to Board of Regents. All mailed test kits require $5 for shipping, and ordering through Eventbrite will also incur a small online handling fee.
For more information, call the Radon Hotline at 1-888-RADON10 (1-888-723-6610) or visit the Nevada Radon Education Program website at www.RadonNV.com. Extension, the EPA and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health urge all Nevadans to test their homes for radon.
The Nevada Radon Education Program is a program of University of Nevada, Reno Extension and is funded by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health through Grant Number K1-96963520-1 from the EPA. Since the program began in 2007, about 31,900 homes have been tested in Nevada.
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The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 21,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Additionally, it has attained the prestigious “Carnegie Engaged” classification, reflecting its student and institutional impact on civic engagement and service, fostered by extensive community and statewide collaborations. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world. For more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/.