Investment In The Historic Westside

March 3, 2022

The following summarizes the key achievements of the neighborhood revitalization efforts in the Historic Westside since initiating the implementation strategy efforts for HUNDRED Plan in December 2019. Learn more about the future of the Historic Westside.

Remembrance photos

Funding Allocated to Historic Westside Projects

  • In total, more than $48.1M has been allocated to Historic Westside projects. This includes funding from grants, philanthropic partners and government partners. Additionally, there are $2.1M in funding requests in progress.
  • We have received just under $22M from grants, governmental partners and philanthropy to support projects identified within the HUNDRED Plan in Action to support the Historic Westside. This includes:
    • $6.9M from the U.S. Economic Development Administration for the College of Southern Nevada Westside Education and Training Center
    • $5M from RTC Gas Tax FY22 CIP Allocation for Jackson Ave. Street Improvements
    • $3.9M from the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN) by the U.S. Department of Labor to support the development, expansion and diversification of Registered Apprenticeship programs in health care, information technology and manufacturing, as part of the programming provided in the College of Southern Nevada Westside Education and Training Center
    • $1.6M from FY21 Formula CDBG Funds (plus City funded remediation costs) to advance design on the Holistic Wellness Center
    • $1.4M from EDA for implementation of Phase One of the ACCED network
    • $950K from the Nevada Office of Science Innovation and Technology for the Advanced Connectivity for Community and Economic Development (ACCED) network to be deployed in the Historic Westside
    • $500K from MGM to deploy urban agriculture in James Gay Park via two (2) mobile shipping container growing facilities
    • Commitment from Enterprise and Schwab Bank for Technical Assistance/Capacity Building to support creation of a Historic Westside CDC to support operations of the market co-op – cash equivalent estimated at $500K
    • $450,000 grant from U.S. HUD Grant to the City with SNRHA as the recipient to redevelop Marble Manor
    • Awarded Local Foods Local Places Technical Assistance for 2021 – grant provides technical assistance only – cash equivalent estimated at $250K
    • $150K from the Mayor’s Fund to deploy the Strong Start Go Mobile Pre-K Academy at the Historic Westside School
    • $134K from the Nevada Office of Science Innovation and Technology to provide credentialed tech training to 60 students with the support of Nevada Help Desk
    • $50,000 of CDBG Funding to support outreach to the Historic Westside Community
    • $50,000 grant from the National Park Service Underserved Communities Grant Program to analyze historic properties in the Historic Westside and identify properties available for historic designation
    • $44,700 from the Centennial Commission to the Nevada Preservation Foundation to do a business plan to support restoration of historic properties in the Historic Westside
    • $25,000 from Cox to launch the Cox Innovation Lab at the Strong Future Technology Training Center (money was utilized for audio, video, recording and studio equipment)
    • $20,000 in grant funding from the EPA to support master planning of the James Gay Park site to support urban agriculture
  • The City of Las Vegas has appropriated just over $5.1M in funding for the following Historic Westside projects:
    • $2.2M for Historic Westside School – Design Center, One Stop Career Center, Small Business Support Center
    • $800K from to relocate and install Strong Future Technology Training Center
    • $500K from CLV FY22 CIP Allocation for street name changes
    • $500K from CLV FY22 CIP Allocation urban agriculture in James Gay Park
    • $500K from CLV FY22 CIP Allocation for Market Hall/Small Business Incubator
    • $400K from CLV FY22 CIP Allocation for the African American Museum and Cultural Arts Center in the Historic Westside
    • $250K from CLV for the ACCED Network