Infrastructure Plan Would Give VA $18 Billion

Funds would target backlog of high-efficiency projects to help increase health security of veterans

By By Dan Hounsell
April 7, 2021

Jonathan Weiss /

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been reconsidering its size and scope lately as it reviews its aging stock of facilities and the services they provide veterans. Now, a likely influx of billions of dollars has upended that process and given VA officials hope that the influx will help address its backlog of deferred maintenance.

President Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan includes $18 billion in improvements to VA medical facilities, according to The Hill. Of the sweeping package meant to invest in domestic infrastructure and create jobs over eight years a portion of it will go toward “vastly improving our nation’s federal facilities, especially those that serve veterans,” according to the White House, adding that the VA’s hospital portfolio has a median age of 58. A senior administration official tsaid the $18 billion will go toward a “backlog of high-efficiency projects that would help increase the health security of our veterans,” through modernizing existing VA hospitals and clinics or building new ones. The White House has not revealed specific VA projects the money would fund.

See the latest posts on our homepage Share

Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Landscapes Become Focus of Climate Change Strategies

Survey finds growing demand for landscape planning and design solutions to climate change


Ramping Up Foodservice Operations for a Pandemic

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport overcomes daunting obstacles and challenges to accommodate rapid increases of COVID-19 patients


Children’s Hospital New Orleans Completes Campus Expansion

$300 million expansion took place over four years


Protecting Patient Data Goes Beyond Policies

With cyberattacks on the rise, every healthcare worker is responsible for protecting patient information


CMS Issues Guidance on Co-Located Hospitals

Guidance provides clarification about requirements related to space, contracted services, staffing, and emergency services


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.