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Home News LOUISIANA DVA ANNOUNCES 100% VA FUNDING SECURED FOR NEW VETERANS CEMETERY; AWARDS CONSTRUCTION BID

LOUISIANA DVA ANNOUNCES 100% VA FUNDING SECURED FOR NEW VETERANS CEMETERY; AWARDS CONSTRUCTION BID

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The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) announced this week that it has received official notification of a grant funding award from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the amount of $6,135,259 for the establishment of a Louisiana State Veterans Cemetery at Leesville, LA. The grant will fund 100% of the initial costs to develop the cemetery.

“I am extremely gratified to announce that funding has been secured from VA for our state’s newest Veterans cemetery…





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