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VA Targets $17 Million for Tucson Veterans Home

April 20, 2010, 08:00:00 AM

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120-Bed State Veterans Home Planned

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved a $17.1 million grant for the new 120-bed Tucson State Veterans Home in Arizona.

“Our federal-state partnership will provide comfortable and safe housing for Arizona’s Veterans in a caring community,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.  

The grant will cover 65 percent of the total costs for the $26.4 million facility.

Last year, VA spent more about $2.1 billion on behalf of the state’s 560,000 Veterans.  VA operates major medical centers in Phoenix, Prescott and Tucson, as well as two dozen outpatient clinics and Vet Centers.  

For more information about the Arizona state Veterans homes, contact the Arizona Department of Veterans Services or visit www.azdvs.gov.

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