CALIFORNIA, Md. (March 8, 2012)—The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) announced that Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Marys County, which serves veterans throughout the State of Maryland, will receive a Federal grant totaling $3,765,184 for assistance toward the cost of expanding the emergency generator power capacity.
The USDVA Grant Award will allow Charlotte Hall Veterans Home to expand the emergency generator capacity to 100% complete backup power, said Sharon Mattia, Director of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Home Program. The current equipment is both aging and incapable of providing power support to significant operational areas. The grant will provide 65% of the funding of the project through the USDVAs State Home Construction Grant Program. The project should begin early summer and last about 18 months.
A program of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA), Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is an assisted living and long-term care facility for Maryland Veterans and eligible spouses who are unable to take care of themselves due to age or disability. The facility provides support and services required for shelter, sustenance, medical care, and social services necessary to maintain residents medical conditions and qualities of life.