Updated: Jan 7, 2020
Idaho will be officially be receiving a a VA grant opportunity towards establishing a State Veterans Home in Post Falls. The Post Falls Veterans Home would be the fourth in the state, along with Boise, Pocatello and Lewiston.
“The effort to build a fourth State Veterans Home in north Idaho is all about improving our veterans’ quality of life by providing them a safe, home-like environment. They deserve our commitment to this project,” Governor Brad Little said. “Thank you to the many partners who continue to press forward in making the Post Falls Veterans Home a reality, including the Veterans groups, Idaho Division of Veterans Services, federal government, businesses, locally elected leadership, and our state legislators.”
The Veterans Home is set to be located on 7.3 acres of land donated by the Jacklin Land Company to the state back in May. The property is adjacent to BioPol Laboratory and Buck Knives.
Preliminary construction costs for the proposed fourth home are estimated at $49 million, with about $31 million covered by the federal government. The Idaho Division of Veterans Services will use funds set aside from the Veterans Recognition Fund to cover the additional costs.
Marv Hagedorn, Chief Administrator of the IDVS, praised the work of his team. “I am proud of the work team IDVS has done to secure this grant for the state of Idaho, and for northern Idaho's Veterans. The work of my Deputy Chief Tracy Schaner and Financial Officer Debbie Spence particularly stand out.”
Tracy Schaner, Deputy Chief Administrator of the Idaho Division of Veterans Services, provided the following statement:
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