WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin will receive more than $25 million in funding from the economic stimulus to upgrade and renovate veterans facilities in the state.
The VA in Madison will have approximately $6.7 million to renovate its facilities, and approximately $5.8 million will go to the Tomah VA Medical Center to renovate its urgent care unit and mental health clinic.
"This funding is another example of the economic recovery package helping put Wisconsinites to work while addressing another urgent need - in this case, ensuring better facilities for our veterans," U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) said in a news release Friday. "With so many service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with serious physical and mental health concerns, upgrading these facilities is absolutely essential. In addition to helping veterans, these improvements will help the Wisconsin businesses contracted to improve the facilities."
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