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National Cemetery Administration


Nevada Receives Grant to Expand Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

September 30, 2022

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 $5,268,722.40 to the state of Nevada for the expansion of Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.

"NCA has provided funding for this cemetery since its establishment in 1990," said Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Matt Quinn. "We are happy to continue to help the state of Nevada provide stellar service to its community of Veterans and family members."

Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery currently serves more than 173,000 Veterans and their eligible family members living within 75 miles of the cemetery. The grant will fund 5,432 cremains gravesites, 5,740 columbarium niches, roads, landscaping, irrigation, and supporting infrastructure on approximately 5.17 acres of land.

Since its inception in 1978, the VCGP has provided more than $959 million to establish, expand, improve, operate, and maintain 121 cemeteries in which Veterans are currently interred. In fiscal year 2021, these cemeteries conducted more than 45,000 burials.

For more information about the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, contact Joseph Theile, Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer, Nevada Department of Veterans Services at 775-825-9752 or email