Minneapolis Veterans Home gets $38 million federal grant

Minnesota’s Veterans Home received a $38 million federal grant this week that will fund a 100-bed skilled nursing wing and help pay for other renovations.

The state has contributed $19 million, too, for the final phase of the major renovation of the veterans home campus that began in 2010.

Gov. Mark Dayton announced the grant, saying:

“These new federal resources, and the state’s financial commitment to these projects, will provide state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that will help ensure our veterans receive high-quality care for years to come.”

Officials said this phase of the renovation will complete the renovation and expansion of the facility, including the construction of a modern skilled nursing facility and a tunnel connecting all of the skilled nursing buildings on the campus. Work will start next spring.

State Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Shellito said:

“This federal grant will provide important updates to our 128-year-old campus and complete the three-phase campus redevelopment at the Minneapolis Veterans Home.”

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