To ensure the Alabama Veterans home in Alexander City remains a comfortable and safe residence for Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $350,000 for improvements to the kitchen at the state-run facility.
"Our federal-state partnership helps provide comfortable and safe housing in a caring community for Alabama Veterans who have served their country," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.
VA's grant will cover 65 percent of the project's cost, which carries a $535,000 price tag.
Last year, VA spent nearly $2.5 billion in Alabama to serve the state's 406,000 Veterans. VA operates major medical centers in Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa and Tuskegee, with outpatient clinics and Vet Centers across the state, plus three national cemeteries.
For more information about the Alabama Veterans homes in Alexander City, Huntsville and Bay Minette, and related state services for Veterans, visit www.va.state.al.us/homes.htm.