- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) - State officials have selected a site in the Memphis suburb of Arlington for the location of the future West Tennessee State Veterans Home.

Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and other state officials announced the location Wednesday.

Officials say the facility is planned to include 144 beds and is expected to cost $70 million.

Officials say construction of the project is contingent on the availability of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs State Home Construction Grants Program. Federal funding is required to pay for 65 percent of construction costs with the remaining 35 percent coming from combined state and local funds.

There are currently Tennessee State Veterans Homes in Murfreesboro, Humboldt, Knoxville and Clarksville.

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