Idaho officials accept land donation for veterans' home

Posted at 1:10 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 15:10:00-04

BOISE — Idaho officials have accepted a land donation in northern Idaho -- where the state plans to build a fourth state veterans' home.

The Idaho Land Board voted 5-0 Tuesday to accept the seven acres in Post Falls from Jacklin Land Company.

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services plans to build a $43 million, 64-bed veterans' home at the site.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs would cover $28 million of the cost through a federal grant, with the Idaho Division of Veterans Services paying the remaining $15 million.

Officials say construction could start in 2020 if the federal grant is approved.

State officials say there's a high demand for the veterans' home with more than 17,000 veterans in the area.

(by Associated Press)