Kansas Receives Grant to Expand Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Winfield - National Cemetery Administration
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Kansas Receives Grant to Expand Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Winfield

September 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration announced today that the Veterans Cemetery Grants Program (VCGP), which it oversees, has awarded a grant of up to $1,410,808 to the state of Kansas for the expansion of Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Winfield.

"Working with states like Kansas ensures we can provide nearly 95% of all Veterans with a burial option within 75 miles of their home," said Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Matthew Quinn. "That shared goal of serving our Veterans has been the foundation of the Veterans Cemetery Grants Program for more than four decades."

Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Winfield currently serves more than 61,000 Veterans and their eligible family members living within 75 miles of the cemetery. The grant will fund 8 columbaria walls with 1,280 total columbarium niches, landscaping, supporting infrastructure on approximately 1 acre of land.

VCGP complements the VA national cemetery system by funding state, territorial and tribal Veterans cemeteries, increasing access to burial benefits for Veterans and their eligible family members. Since its inception in 1978, the program has provided more than $910 million to establish, expand, improve, operate and maintain 119 cemeteries in which Veterans are currently interred. In fiscal year 2020, these cemeteries conducted more than 37,000 burials.

For more information about the Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Winfield, contact Heidi Goff, Assistant Director, at (785) 743-5685 or email Heidi.Goff@ks.gov.