National Cemetery Administration
Hawaii Receives $1,069,155 Grant for the Expansion of Maui 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 $1,069,155 for the expansion of Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao, Hawaii.
"Without State Veteran's cemeteries like the one on Maui, the VA would be unable to provide tens of thousands of Veterans with a burial option that is close to their home," said Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves. "We are pleased to be able to do our share to ensure Maui's Veterans continue to have that option available to them."
The grant will fund the construction of 640 columbarium niches, a memorial wall, irrigation, landscaping, and supporting infrastructure on approximately 0.5 acres, enabling the cemetery to provide continued service for approximately 9,721 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 Maui Veterans Cemetery contact Ronald Han, Jr. Director, Hawaii Office of Veterans Services at 808-433-0420 or visit http://dod.hawaii.gov/ovs/.