Vets Home to get $55 million
Moses Hall included in federal budget
A member of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Baldwin worked to include a total of $575 million for VA grants supporting the construction of state extended care facilities in the 2018 funding bill signed into law by President Donald Trump in March.
This amount represents the largest investment in the program’s history and includes $52 million for John R. Moses Hall, the new 200-bed skilled nursing facility at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.
The state of Wisconsin will provide $28 million for the project, which totals $80 million.
“We have a shared responsibility to meet the needs of veterans who served our nation and to provide them with the care that they have earned and deserve. The bipartisan spending legislation signed by the President includes funding that I worked for to complete structural upgrades at King and improve health services for and the quality of living of our veterans,” Baldwin said.
The Moses Hall project, scheduled for completion in December 2020, will replace the current Stordock Hall at King.
Additionally, within the funding secured by Baldwin, there is more than $3 million for renovations of boilers, generators, HVAC, electrical, and windows and for other improvements at the facility. The state is also providing cost-sharing funds for these projects, which total nearly $4.7 million.