Future Minnesota State Veterans Homes
During the 2018 Legislative Session, Governor Dayton and the Minnesota State Legislature allocated $32 million in Chapter 214, HF 4425 of the Omnibus Bonding Bill for three new State Veterans homes. The funding breakdown is as follows:
- $12.4 million for the Bemidji Veterans home project
- $9.4 million for the Montevideo Veterans home project
- $10.2 million for the Preston Veterans home project
Of note, these allocations only represent a portion of the total construction costs; new Veterans Homes are a combination of federal granted (65%), state bonded and pending community-provided monies (35%).
Wold Architecture along with Perkins Eastman were selected to design all 3 new Homes, and recently provided each community with a presentation on the direction for pre-design.
In December 2018 the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and the Minnesota Departmental of Administration finished up a series of community meetings in each of the three regions to review timelines and predesign. There are still many tasks that need to be completed to meet the federal application deadline on, or before, April 1, 2019. Future deadlines include:
- March, 2019 - Community contribution in escrow
- April, 2019 - Application deadline for matching Federal VA grant
More information regarding these homes can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions page.