Governor Sisolak names Office of Federal Assistance Director

CARSON CITY, NV – March 14, 2022

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak named Kristen Stout as Director of the new Office of Federal Assistance.

Stout, who has nearly two decades of experience in the public sector at the federal, state, municipal and special district levels, begins her new role on April 11, 2022.

Initially, she will serve as Administrator of the Nevada Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management within the Department of Administration until the office transitions to the Office of Federal Assistance within the Governor’s Office on July 1, 2022.

“I am thrilled to welcome Kristen to my cabinet and see her take up the vital work of ensuring Nevada receives its fair share of federal dollars,” Gov. Sisolak said. “I have made increasing federal funding into Nevada one of my key priorities, and Kristen brings the experience, knowledge and passion that will deliver on that priority for our state and local government agencies, tribal governments and nonprofits.”

The Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination, and Management provides a full range of grant-related support to state agencies and community partners. Assembly Bill 445 of the 2021 legislative session transitions the work portfolio of the office to the Governor’s Office of Federal Assistance.

Under Stout’s leadership and in consultation with the Nevada Advisory Council on Federal Assistance, the Office of Federal Assistance will develop a State Plan for Maximizing Federal Assistance, which will include methods for reducing and removing barriers to federal grant funding, administering a program to match federal dollars for Nevada grant recipients, effectively administering federal grants, and coordination between state and local governments, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations. The office will also continue to serve as the single point of contact for Nevada's federal grant applications that are subject to intergovernmental review.

Since 2016, Stout has served as the Administrative Services Director for the Port San Luis Harbor District, driving economic sustainability for the district and overseeing the operations of six departments. She has also served as Coordinator for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and held several positions with the City of Las Vegas. Stout earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Bachelor of Arts from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

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