Problem Gambling Services
The Revolving Account to Support Programs for the Prevention and Treatment of Problem Gambling (Problem Gambling Fund) was created by Senate Bill 357 of the 2005 Legislative Session and codified in NRS 458A. The account is funded through slot machine fees that would otherwise go to the State's general fund, and supports Problem Gambling programs including subsidized Problem Gambling Treatment for residents of the State of Nevada.
The Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling (ACPG) provides review and recommendations related to solicitation of applications and awarding of grants. The ACPG also assists the Department in determining the needs of local communities and in establishing priorities for funding programs for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
Problem Gambling Treatment, Prevention, and Workforce Development Programs
Grantees were selected through a competitive application process. The latest Request for Applications (RFA) for problem gambling services was published February 17, 2017. Applications were evaluated and forwarded to the Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling (ACPG). Grant award recommendations were approved by the ACPG and forwarded to the Department Director, Richard Whitley, for final approval and funding in State Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018). These grant awards are eligible for renewal in SFY 2019, dependent on availability of funds and grantee performance.
Governor Proclaims March, 2017 "Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Nevada"
For more information on the Problem Gambling Fund or Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling, please contact the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Partnerships and Grants.
State Lead, Program Gambling Services