Stimulus includes proposed military project spending
Department of Defense facilitiesThe proposed stimulus includes $2.4 billion for quality-of-life and family-friendly military construction projects such as family housing and child care centers.
Based on estimates by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Navy Facilities Engineering Command, and when combined with another $613 million in energy-related military construction and upgrades, military construction funding provided in the stimulus will create or sustain as many as 85,870 construction and construction-related jobs in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Ninety-five percent of those funds will flow to the private sector.
Military construction funding includes the following:
Child Development Centers: $353.8 million for child development centers at U.S. military installations.Health and dental clinics: $314.5 million for military family health care clinics.Warrior Transition complexes: $505 million to meet the medical and social service needs of wounded military personnel and their families.Military family housing construction, repair and upgrades: $135 million to improve housing conditions and speed the availability of housing to military families.Barracks and dormitories: $831.5 million to provide new and replacement housing for America's military troops.Army National Guard: $150 million for community-based readiness centers.Air National Guard: $110 million, including funding for operational readiness, energy upgrades and alternative energy projects.Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization: $3.2 billion to be used to invest in energy efficiency projects and to improve the repair and modernization of Department of Defense facilities to include Defense Health facilities.VA facilitiesThe package includes $3.7 billion for Veterans Affairs hospital and medical facility construction and improvements, long-term care facilities for veterans and improvements at VA national cemeteries. That funding includes $329 million in energy-related construction. The VA estimates that level funding will create an average of 102,823 jobs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. VA construction funding includes the following:
Hospital and cemetery construction: $994 million to begin construction of new hospitals and expedite the construction of projects already under way, and $111.5 million for national cemetery construction.Minor construction: $939.8 million for construction projects, repairs and expansion of VA medical facilities, VA national cemeteries and Veterans Benefits Administration facilities and to initiate energy conservation projects.Medical facilities repair and maintenance: $1.37 billion to address the backlog of maintenance and repairs at VA medical facilities.Grants for State Extended Care Facilities: $258 million for the repair and construction of state long-term care veterans' homes.$60 million for repairs to national cemeteries and monuments.Source: Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs