Developmental Disabilities of Clark County (formerly MRDD) will have a 1.75 mill levy on the November 5, 2013 ballot. Below is information about this levy.
Why is the Developmental Disabilities of Clark County levy important?
- We help children grow into independent adults.
- We help individuals live independently, get jobs and benefit our local economy.
- We teach living skills that help people become valuable citizens.
- Kindness, compassion and caring for our citizens make our county a great place in which to live.
How will levy funds be used?
To meet the needs of local individuals who have developmental disabilities. Our programs include:
- Early childhood therapy
- Job training and placement
- Independent living assistance
- Specialized transportation
- Residential living for those who cannot live alone
- Training and resources for parents, caregivers and teachers
Why is this levy needed?
State funding has fallen annually since 2003. Without passage of this levy, many services will cease.
Developmental Disabilities of Clark County has always been a good steward of public money. In addition, we consistently seek out grants and donations in order to meet needs and stretch our local tax dollars. For example, we received over $1 million in grants to help purchase vehicles and provide transportation.
How much will the 1.75 mill, 8 year levy cost?
The cost is $61.25 per year for a home valued at $100,000 by the county auditor. That's only $5.10 per month. For every 40 cents we receive in local money, our community gets $1 of service and support through Federal matching funds.