- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada officials say an $11 million grant from the federal government could help them reduce suicide attempts and improve school performance among children with mental illnesses.

Gov. Brian Sandoval and director Richard Whitley of the state Department of Health and Human Services announced the four-year grant on Tuesday.

State officials say the money will help them develop mental health services and other safety net programs for children with serious emotional disturbances.

It will also help Nevada’s Division of Child and Family Services transition from a direct mental health services provider to one that oversees community-based agencies. State officials say that will allow more accountability and oversight of mental health providers.

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