VLB Chairman George P. Bush Announces $1.58M for Improvements to Watkins-Logan State Veterans Home

VA grant money to be used in Tyler TSVH for HVAC upgrades, other improvements

Contact: Matt Atwood, Press Secretary - Texas General Land Office
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PRESS RELEASE — Aug 20, 2021

Tyler — Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that the Watkins-Logan State Veterans Home in Tyler has been awarded a grant totaling $1,589,503.50 through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The grant is for federal assistance towards the cost of replacement for HVAC controls, the nurse call system, and air handling units at the Veterans home.

“Texas Veterans have sacrificed so much for our great nation and it is crucial that the Veterans who call our communities home continue to receive the quality care they deserve,” said VLB Chairman Bush. “We welcome this financial support from the VA to renovate this home and provide additional support for our Tyler-area Veterans.”

The VLB applied for the grant earlier this year and the announcement was approved by the VA in a letter to the VLB. The full letter can be found here.

The VLB operates nine Veterans homes throughout Texas, and broke ground on its 10th home yesterday. More information on eligibility and locations of the Veterans homes can be found here.

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