The State of Michigan released details of the fiscal year 2022-23 budget, which includes $34.2 million in state funding for the construction of a new state veteran home to replace the D.J. Jacobetti home, located in Marquette, Michigan.

Replacement of the D.J. Jacobetti home in Marquette stems from recommendations developed by a 2016 workgroup, convened to assess the provision of long-term care services to veterans in the state’s veteran homes.

Michigan recently completed the first phase in the execution of the workgroup’s vision, which included the construction of two new veteran homes – one in Macomb County in Southeast Michigan and another in West Michigan to replace the aging veterans home in Grand Rapids. 

The total estimated project cost for the new home is $97.6 million, funded with $34.2 million in state funding and an anticipated 65 percent match of $63.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Construction Grant Program.