State Veterans’ Homes Receive Critical Funding to Recruit and Retain Key Health Care Professionals and Expand Access to Eligible Veteran Residents
TALLAHASSEE – Thanks to a budget signed into law June 2 by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs continues to be the premier point of entry for Florida’s 1.5 million Veterans to access earned services, benefits and support. The agency’s $172 million budget is a direct investment in Florida Veterans and their families.
“I’m extremely proud of Governor DeSantis and the State Legislature in recognizing the vital importance of our health care professionals who provide critical and loving care to our veterans’ home residents,” said retired Marine Corps Major General James S. “Hammer” Hartsell, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. “The budget strengthens our ability to recruit and retain critical care providers in our network of state veterans’ homes, helping us ensure Florida continues to be the most Veteran sought after state in the nation.”
FDVA is a nearly 1,500-member constitutionally chartered State Veterans’ Affairs department responsible for serving the nation’s third largest Veteran population. The department operates a network of eight state-run veterans’ nursing homes and one assisted living facility, and provides statewide outreach to connect Veterans, their families, and survivors with earned services, benefits and support.
Supporting Florida’s Veterans in Their Communities
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