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08-06-04, 10:37 AM
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VA Awards Funds to Renovate Veterans Home
WASHINGTON (August 5, 2004) - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has
awarded a grant of over $1.3 million to the state of Nebraska for
improvements at the state veterans' home in Grand Island.

"This grant reflects 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 setting for veterans in a time of great personal
need."

The grant to the Nebraska is for a standby generator and improvements in the
chilled water system. The VA grant will pay up to 65 percent of the costs.
The overall price tag for the project is $2.1 million.

Nebraska's four veterans homes offer a full range of health care services to
residents. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. Information
about the Nebraska Veterans Home can be obtained by calling (308) 385-6252.