On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer announced that the Canandaigua VA Hospital in New York will receive $62.5 million in federal funding.
The funds will be used to complete the $506 million modernization and upgrade of the VA campus, including the construction of a new outpatient clinic and the renovation of five VA buildings.
Additionally, ten new housing cottages will provide homes for 120 older veterans.
Senator Schumer has been a long-time supporter of the Canandaigua VA Hospital, having fought to keep it open and improve it over the past 20 years.
The hospital, which serves the Rochester and Finger Lakes region, is slated to become “one of the most modern, effective veterans’ facilities in the country,” according to Schumer.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also praised the hospital’s importance to the community and to the men and women who have selflessly served the country.
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