VA Grant Supports Construction of Utah Veterans Facility

Press Release

By:  Eric Shinseki
Date: May 11, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

The Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding more than $12.4 million for the state of Utah to construct a new Veterans home in Ivins City.

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

VA's grant will cover approximately 65 percent of the estimated $19 million cost of the project.

In fiscal year 2011, VA spent $870 million to serve Utah's more than 150,000 Veterans. VA operates a major medical center in Salt Lake City, with seven outpatient clinics and three Vet Centers across the state.

More information about Utah's Veterans assistance is available on the Internet at: http://veterans.utah.gov/