The State of Tennessee will receive a $38 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to build a nursing home for veterans, according to a release from U.S. Representative David Kustoff (R-TN-08).
The award will help cover construction costs of the new facility in the western part of the state.
“This announcement is a major accomplishment for veterans in West Tennessee. The West Tennessee Veterans Nursing Home, a 126-bed facility in Arlington, Tennessee, will be a lifeline for our veterans and their families,” said Rep. Kustoff. “Thank you to Governor Bill Lee, Arlington Mayor Mike Wissman, Commissioner Amber Mills, and all of our local leaders for your continued leadership on this important effort.”
According to the Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes, the building will sit on 28.5 acres in Shelby County
“We are deeply grateful to the nearly half-million veterans living in Tennessee today,” added Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. “This new facility will ensure accessible, high-quality care for veterans who call West Tennessee home, and I thank the local, state and federal partners who worked to bring this tremendous resource to Arlington and the surrounding communities.”
The addition will join five other veterans’ nursing homes across the state.
“I am so pleased to join Congressman Kustoff and all the citizens of West Tennessee in celebrating the news from the Department of Veterans Affairs announcing federal assistance for new construction of the West Tennessee Veterans Home in Arlington. This project has been a collaboration of community stakeholders in Shelby and surrounding counties that partnered to support those who served our great Country, our heroes. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to better the lives of our veterans in Shelby County,” said Shelby County Commissioner Amber Mills.
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