Washington, D.C. – 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.”
“I am so pleased to join Congressman Kustoff and all the citizens of West Tennessee in celebrating the news from the Department of Veterans Affairs announcing federal assistance for new construction of the West Tennessee Veterans Home in Arlington. This project has been a collaboration of community stakeholders in Shelby and surrounding counties that partnered to support those who served our great Country, our heroes. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to better the lives of our veterans in Shelby County,” said Commissioner Amber Mills.
“We couldn’t be any happier to see the West Tennessee Veterans Home finally begin construction after so many years. Communities and volunteers from nearby counties all helped through a grass roots campaign to help fund the local portion, and Arlington is fortunate to be the location to help take much needed care of so many veterans in the region. We look forward to eventually welcoming the staff and residents of the home and making them feel like a part of the Arlington family,” said Arlington Mayor Mike Wissman