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Nevada State Laws, Policies and Funding

RH terminology used by the Department of Health and Human Services Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) SSA – none/unknown

Accreditation, Certification, and State Licensing Requirement: No state requirement.

RH Law(s): None/unknown

RH Legislation: None/unknown

Regulations: None/unknown

SABG Program: The “Planned Priority Areas” documents for your state’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) program and Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) program do not specifically mention recovery housing as a priority, nor do they list recovery support services as an allowable activity. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through these grant programs, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting

SOR Program: Your state’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has previously funded recovery activities using State Opioid Response (SOR) funds. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through this grant program, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting

Medicaid Funding: Nothing in the state Medicaid plan suggests direct support for RH, however, certain covered activities could evolve to be provided in RH settings include peer support, case management, and counseling.

NARR Affiliate Status: NARR status under development

Housing Assistance Funding:

Directory/Registry: None/unknown

Nevada Funders

Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada was established in 1998 as the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and was renamed in 2020. The Foundation is based in Reno, Nevada, and strives to strengthen Northern Nevada communities.

Regions: The Foundation serves communities in Northern Nevada. The Foundation also supports an affiliate fund for rural Elko County.

Issues Supported: The Foundation’s grantmaking supports arts and culture, community development, education, family services, and health and human services.

Grant Process and Application: Find out more about open grant proposal requests by visiting the Foundation website. For more information, contact the Foundation by phone at 775-333-5499 or by email at

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2020, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $10.4 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Ridge House is a grantee based in Reno, Nevada, serving partially rural Washoe County. The Ridge House offers transitional housing and therapeutic services for individuals transitioning from incarceration and struggling with a substance use disorder.

Nevada Opioid Settlement Funds

Total Settlement Funds in Nevada

  • Total $284 million: $231 from distributors, $53 million from Johnson & Johnson

Fund Distribution

  • 43.86% to the state
  • 56.07% to local governments


  • Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
  • Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid by the end of 2022
  • Payments began in April 2022

Application Process

  • Not established

Spending So Far

  • NA

Key Contacts

  • Nevada Office of the Attorney General Aaron Ford,

Key Links

How About Your County?

To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.

Need More Info?


A year in the making by a staff of ten, the Fletcher Group’s 82-page Recovery Housing Landscape Report provides an in-depth overview of the most recent laws, policies, and funding affecting recovery housing. You’ll find sections devoted to state laws, SAMHSA funding, Medicaid, corrections, and housing assistance plus numerous links to valuable resources and official documents. To see the complete downloadable report, click the image to the left.

This web page is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $13.7 million with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.