The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced homelessness assistance programs across Nevada will share more than $16 million in federal grants.
More than $13 million will go to programs in Clark County.
Statewide, 50 programs will receive funding.
The grants are part of nearly $2.2 billion awarded nationwide to support more than 6,500 programs involved with shelter, transitional and permanent housing.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Nevada’s overall homeless population has dropped 6 percent since 2018, according to the department’s annual homeless census conducted in January.
The state ranked third in the nation for the largest year-over-year decrease. Clark County has the second-highest rate of unsheltered homeless youth.