VA budget proposal includes more than $12 million for area projects

April 4, 2019

The fiscal 2020 budget proposed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs includes more than $12 million in possible construction projects for the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System.

One of those projects : 2.8 billion.

Construction of an oncology clinic in Fort Wayne ranks 81st on the list. The clinic would cost nearly 826,000 projected to be spent in fiscal 2020, which begins Oct. 1 of this year.

Remodeling the second floor at the VA Medical Center in Fort Wayne, at a cost of 2.5 million, ranks 249th.

Thomas Blackburn, public affairs officer for VA Northern Indiana, said the Marion cemetery and Fort Wayne oncology clinic are the most likely projects to receive funding in 2020 based on VA’s national rankings.