Nevada Receives Grant to Expand Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery - National Cemetery Administration
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Nevada Receives Grant to Expand Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

August 10, 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 the state of Nevada a grant of $5,182,845.

"This grant will ensure that Veterans in northern Nevada will continue to receive the burial benefits they have earned at a location near their homes," said Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Matthew Quinn. "For more than four decades the Veterans Cemetery Grant Program has been tremendously successful in providing Veterans a final resting place of honor."

The funding will be used to expand Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, a state Veterans cemetery in Fernley, Nevada which currently serves more than 52,000 Veterans and their eligible family members. The planned expansion includes 806 pre-placed crypts, 757 in-ground cremains burial areas, 3,580 columbarium niches, a loading dock and access, landscaping, and supporting infrastructure on nearly 3 acres 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 this grant for Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, contact Kurt Green, Executive Officer at 775-825-9751 or email greenk@veterans.nv.gov.