VA Awards $16.3 Million to Texas for Two State Veterans Homes

August 8, 2003

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WASHINGTON (August 8, 2003) - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded two grants totaling more than $16.4 million to the state of Texas to build two new 160-bed veterans nursing home facilities, one each in El Paso and McAllen.

"These grants reflect the federal-state partnership that is honoring our commitment to care for the men and women who have served in uniform," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi. "This partnership provides a comfortable home for veterans in a time of great personal need."

The grants will pay up to 65 percent of the cost of constructing each facility. VA is providing $8 million of the $12.4 million cost of the project in El Paso and $8.4 million of the $13 million home in McAllen.

Information about Texas state veterans homes can be found on the Internet at