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/