Hawaii Receives $5,063,660 Grant for the Expansion of Kauai Veterans Cemetery - National Cemetery Administration
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Hawaii Receives $5,063,660 Grant for the Expansion of Kauai Veterans Cemetery

September 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) announced today that it has awarded the state of Hawaii a grant in the amount of $5,063,660 for the expansion of Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe, Hawaii.

"Hawaii is committed to supporting its Veterans, with eight state Veterans cemeteries on six islands," said Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves. "We're proud to provide Hawaii with this grant to help ensure that this level of commitment can continue for decades to come."

The grant will fund the construction of 215 pre-placed crypts, 407 in-ground cremains gravesites, 640 columbarium niches, a memorial wall, roadways, irrigation, landscaping, and supporting infrastructure on approximately 2.5 acres, enabling the cemetery to provide continued service for approximately 4,534 Veterans and their eligible family members.

The VA Veterans Cemetery Grants Program (VCGP) is designed to complement VA national cemeteries. Since its inception in 1978, the VCGP has awarded grants totaling more than $862 million to establish, expand, improve, or operate and maintain 117 state and tribal Veterans cemeteries. These grant-funded cemeteries provided more than 39,000 burials in fiscal year 2019.

For more information about the Kauai Veterans Cemetery contact Ronald Han, Jr. Director, Hawaii Office of Veterans Services at 808-433-0420 or visit http://dod.hawaii.gov/ovs/.