The Fund for
a Healthy Nevada (FHN) was created in accordance with Chapter 439,
Sections 620–630, of the
Nevada Revised Statutes
to utilize 50% of tobacco settlement monies received or
recovered by the state of Nevada.
Task Force for
the FHN was created by the Nevada Legislature in NRS 439.625 as a
decision-making body for these funds. The current FHN
allocations are: 30% to Independent Living for
Seniors, 20% to Tobacco Control/Treatment, 10% to Children's
Health, 7.5% to Disability Services, 5% to Disability Rx,
and 30% to Senior Rx.
of the Master Settlement Agreement
between tobacco companies and several states can be viewed
The 2007 Nevada Legislature enacted
Assembly Bill 182. AB 182 dissolved the Task Force and
transferred most of those duties to the
Grants Management Advisory Committee (GMAC) effective
July 1, 2007. AB 182 amended three of the FHN allocations.
Effective SFY09, the percent of funding for Tobacco
Control/Treatment will change from 20% to 15%. Disability
Services will increase funding from 7.5% to 10%, and
Disability Rx will increase from 2.5% to 5%.
the Grants Management Unit (GMU) solicit applications and
administer grants for tobacco control, children’s health,
and disability services.
awarded on a biennial basis. The next award cycle will
be July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2010. The grant
application will be available in early 2008.
Current grantee information is available through this
Meeting information related
to the GMAC and Subcommittees is located on the
GMU Web site.