Sen. Harry Reid news release:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid has announced more than $300,000 for the University of Nevada, Reno from the Economic Recovery Act for earthquake monitoring. The money will be used to upgrade seismic equipment, some of which is decades old.
“This funding will, without a doubt, save lives,” Reid said. “Timely delivery of information both during and after earthquakes really can make the difference between life and death, all while reducing economic damage.”
Reid also announced more than $775,000 from the Economic Recovery Act for violent crime prevention and reduction in Washoe County. Along with investing in neighborhood policing and hiring additional parole officers, the money will be spent on improving a variety of resources and services for crime victims. Washoe County will also use funds from the grant to keep the Sheriff’s Community Work Program running.
“This funding creates jobs and makes Washoe County a safer place to live,” Reid said. “From increasing community involvement in keeping our neighborhoods safe to enhancing forensic capabilities at crime scene investigations, Nevadans in Washoe County can feel good about this investment in their safety and security.”