State building new veterans home in Grand Rapids
Michigan has secured federal funding to build new veterans homes in Grand Rapids and the Detroit area.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs authorized today Michigan to spend up to $123 million on the two projects.
The state plans to replace the veterans home in Grand Rapids and add one in metro Detroit.
The Michigan Legislature and Governor Rick Snyder in 2016 approved $42 million for the projects, but the state has been waiting for federal funds that cover up to 65 percent of the costs.
Currently, homes in Grand Rapids and Marquette provide primarily nursing care to more than 400 veterans.