As part of its $325 billion fiscal 2024 budget, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA; Washington, D.C.) has proposed $4.1 billion for construction to address its healthcare properties and aging hospitals, according to the website

The ask is a 5 percent increase from this year’s approved budget request and marks the largest ever for the department, according to the article.

The funding breakdown includes $3.01 billion to update 10 VA medical facilities that “lack resiliency and sustainability,” including facilities in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Portland, Ore.; American Lake, Wash.; Perry Point, Md.; El Paso, Texas; West Haven, Conn.; Dallas; San Francisco; San Diego; and St. Louis.