2009 Session

Budget Bill - HB1600 (Chapter 781)

Department of Veterans Services

Item C-150

Item C-150

New Construction: Sitter & Barfoot Capacity Expansion

The Governor is authorized to request federal funds to expand the capacity of the Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center located in Richmond, Virginia, by up to 80 beds.  After the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has confirmed that it has officially accepted the application for the additional beds, the State Treasurer shall advance a loan of $5,194,000 to the Department of Veterans Services for the state share of the additional beds in the form of a short-term treasury loan, with no interest.  The purpose of these funds shall be to allow the Department of Veterans Services to apply for federal grant funding in the amount of $9,646,000.