|Fairchild hall at Wisconsin Veterans home in Union Grove|
Union Grove Receives Federal Grant for ImprovementsAs the Ryan-Romney proposed budget fails to even mention funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Obama 2013 budget proposes a some 10 percent increase. The 2013 budget the President recently unveiled makes veterans a top priority.
Don't expect applause from the veterans' benefits-hating Republicans. Mitt Romney still thinks giving veterans vouchers is a good idea.
Wisconsin is seeing federal veterans dollars that fortunately Scott Walker did not shoo away like $810 million in jobs-creating railroad infrastructure money.
WASHINGTON –The Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $800,000 to renovate the heating, ventilation and air conditions systems at Fairchild and Shermanske halls at the Wisconsin Veterans home in Union Grove.
“Our federal-state partnership helps ensure that comfortable and safe housing is provided in a caring community for Wisconsin Veterans who have served their country,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.VA’s grant will cover approximately 65 percent of the project’s cost, which carries a $1.2 million price tag.
Last year, VA spent nearly $2.2 billion in Wisconsin to serve the state’s 408,000 Veterans. VA operates major medical centers in Madison, Milwaukee and Tomah, outpatient clinics and Vet Centers across the state, and a national cemetery.
Information about the Wisconsin state Veterans homes at Chippewa Falls, King and Union Grove can be obtained on the Internet at http://dva.state.wi.us/homes.asp or by calling (715) 258-5586.