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News Funding Request Approved for Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke Long-Term Care Facility

VA Approves Conditional Funding to Support Construction of the new Facility
10/05/2022
  • Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services

HOLYOKE — The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has received approval of its request for conditional funding to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for federal assistance toward the cost of a new Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke.

This award will include $160 million in Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) funding, with the expectation of full funding of federal share of the remainder of the project in subsequent fiscal years. The Commonwealth was invited to pursue the conditional award in August. In the coming months, the Commonwealth will fulfill the program requirements to meet the conditions of this funding.

“We are grateful to the US VA for this offer, and for the ongoing support of the Massachusetts Legislature, whose passage of the bond bill allowed for this application,” said Secretary of Veterans’ Services Cheryl Lussier Poppe.

The Commonwealth will request additional federal funding in future years for this project.

Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Offered $130 Million in Conditional Funding to Support Construction of New Long-Term Care Facility at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

The Commonwealth has received a conditional offer for approximately $130 million in State Home Construction Grant program for the construction of the replacement facility for the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requested these funds to support the building of a new state of the art long-term care facility at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke this funding, which will be awarded contingent upon meeting additional program requirements set forth by the US VA. This conditional funding is an important investment in providing veterans with access to quality care to meet their evolving needs. We are grateful to the US VA for this offer, and for the ongoing support of the Massachusetts Legislature, whose passage of the bond bill allowed for this application. The Commonwealth will request additional funding in future years for this project.
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