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VA Awards $22 Million to Minneapolis Veterans Home

May 11, 2010, 08:00:00 AM

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Renovations, New Veterans Nursing Home Planned

WASHINGTON – To ensure the Minnesota Veterans home in Minneapolis remains a comfortable and safe residence for Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is awarding two grants worth nearly $22.4 million for a new 100-bed nursing home and other improvements.

“Our federal-state partnership helps to provide comfortable and safe housing in a caring community for Minnesota Veterans who have served their country,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.

VA’s grants will cover 65 percent of the costs of the two projects.  The Department has targeted $19.2 million for the new nursing home and $3.2 million to renovate facilities used by the adult day health care program.

Last year, VA spent nearly $1.7 billion in Minnesota to serve the state’s 390,000 Veterans.  VA operates major medical centers in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, with outpatient clinics and Vet Centers across the state, plus a national cemetery at Ft. Snelling.

For more information about the Minneapolis Veterans home and related Minnesota services for Veterans, visit www.mdva.state.mn.us.

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