Today, U.S. Rep. David Kustoff (TN-08) made the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced they have awarded a final grant totaling $38,136,485.24 to the State of Tennessee. The grant is for Federal assistance towards the cost of new construction of the West Tennessee Veterans Nursing Home in Arlington, Tennessee.
"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. David 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."
"We are deeply grateful to the nearly half-million veterans living in Tennessee today," said Gov. 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."