Nevada Conservation Corps Receives Federal Funding
The Great Basin Institute’s Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC) has received a national 2011 AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The grant will fund 143 AmeriCorps member positions and bring $613,699 of federal funds into the state. The NCC is a statewide program that provides services ranging from reducing wildfire risk to public education activities promoting clean energy and environmental stewardship.
Renewable Energy Authority Consolidated into NSOE
Gov. Sandoval’s proposal to merge the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Authority (REEEA) into the Nevada State Office of Energy (NSOE) is now official. Senate Bill 426 repealed the position of Nevada Energy Commissioner and REEEA and requires the NSOE and its director to assume the duties of those entities as of the first of this month.
UNLV Harrah Hotel College Receives Donation from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has announced a $1 million donation from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to support student and faculty programs at the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. Allocated over three years, the gift will be used for various programs at the college including the enhancement of student recruitment and retention efforts.