Hartford, CT--- Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representative John Larson (D-1) announced $1.4 million in funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund construction projects at the Connecticut Veterans Home in Rocky Hill through the VA State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program. The funding will mainly be used for ADA upgrades.
“These federal dollars will modernize and update the Connecticut Veterans Home in Rocky Hill for the veterans living there,” said Blumenthal, Murphy, and Larson. “Connecticut veterans have courageously served our country and deserve to live comfortably in homes that are both modern and safe. We applaud the Department of Veterans Affairs for making this wise investment in our veterans and will continue to advocate for funds that will benefit veterans across our state.”
“We look forward to securing these federal funds in support of improving the lives and safety of our Connecticut veterans,” said Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas Saadi.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the new funding can be used where needed for repairs, renovation or new construction, and is part of an Omnibus Bill that represents the largest allocation to the more than 50-year-old State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program; funding for the program has averaged $94 million over the last five years. The State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program provides up to 65 percent of the cost to build and renovate facilities.