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VA Awards More than $300,000 to Massachusetts Veterans Home

September 20, 2012

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Holyoke Receives Federal Grant for Improvements

WASHINGTON –The Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding more than $300,000 for the state of Massachusetts to install a new fire pump at the Veterans home in Holyoke.

“Our federal-state partnership helps ensure that comfortable and safe housing is provided in a caring community for Massachusetts Veterans who have served their country,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.

VA’s grant will cover approximately 65 percent of the estimated $500,000 cost of the project.

In fiscal year 2011, VA spent nearly $2.2 billion in Massachusetts to serve the state’s more than 360,000 Veterans.  Veterans Integrated Service Network 1 is headquartered in Bedford. VA also operates five major medical centers in Bedford, Brockton, Jamaica Plain, Leeds and West Roxbury, 17 outpatient clinics, seven Vet Centers, and one national cemetery across the state.

More information about the Massachusetts’ programs for Veterans is available on the Internet at http://www.mass.gov/veterans/.

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