U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, says that he secured $53 million to fund three North Carolina State Veterans Home construction projects through the VA State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program.
The $53 million will go toward the three projects: Salisbury, NC VA Home will get $2.6 million for renovations to the day room, patio, main entrance, HVAC, electrical, flooring, walls, lighting, nurse stations and dining; Wake County will receive $25.2 million for a new 120 bed facility; and Guilford County where $25.2 million will be spent on a new 120 bed facility.
“Over the last 50 years, the State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program has been one of the most successful and cost effective programs serving the long term care needs of our nation’s veterans,” Senator Tillis said in a statement.
The $53 million is part of nearly $700 million that will be used to fund 52 projects throughout the nation. The $700 million is part of an Omnibus Bill that represents the largest allocation to the State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program ever.