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.

    Notice of Funding Opportunities SFY 2021-2023

    The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), Bureau of Behavioral Health Wellness and Prevention (BHWP), would like to announce current funding opportunities for Problem Gambling Services (PGS). A Request for Application (RFA) for Prevention and Treatment Providers is now available for qualified applicants who want to be considered for funding under DPBH Problem Gambling Services.

    Applicants are provided the opportunity to submit written questions regarding the RFA on or before April 14, 2021, by sending an email to Kim Garcia at with “RFA Problem Gambling in the subject line”. Written responses will be posted on or before April 21, 2021 on the DPBH website. The deadline to submit a completed application is April 28, 2021 at 5pm. Pursuant to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 333-155, DPBH staff are unable to respond to any questions regarding the RFA and all applicant(s) are required to submit any questions through the RFA process. Applications may be written for a period of up to two years. By submitting an application, there is no guarantee of funding or funding at the level requested.



               Questions and Answers


              Grant Awards

              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 for treatment and prevention services was published January 4, 2019. 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 Director, Richard Whitley, for final approval and funding in State Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020). These grant awards are eligible for renewal in SFY 2021, dependent on availability of funds and grantee performance.

                Contact Information

                For more information on the Problem Gambling Fund or Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling, please contact the Department of Health and Human Services, Grant Management Unit.

                Kim Garcia
                State Lead, Program Gambling Services