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Hawai‘i Set To Receive More Than $6 Million To Expand Veterans Cemeteries On Kauai, Maui

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that the state of Hawai‘i will receive $6,132,815 in new federal funding to expand veterans cemeteries on Kauai and Maui.

“Thousands of brave service members from Hawai‘i put their lives on the line to serve our country. These federal funds will help us expand our veterans cemeteries so we can continue to honor their legacies,” said Senator Schatz, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

The Kauai Veterans Cemetery will receive a grant of $5,063,660 to fund the construction of 215 pre-placed crypts, 407 in-ground cremains gravesites, 640 columbarium niches, and a new memorial wall. The funds will also help maintain supporting infrastructure such as roadways, irrigation, and landscaping.

The Maui Veterans Cemetery will receive a grant of $1,069,155 to fund the construction of 640 columbarium niches and a memorial wall, as well as supporting infrastructure such as irrigation and landscaping.

These grants come from the federal VA Veterans Cemetery Grants Program, which awards states funding to build and maintain veterans cemeteries.