The state of Vermont strongly supports the geothermal project at the Veterans Home. The governor is funding — and will continue to fund — the needed money to construct the geo-thermal heating project. He has already made a deep commitment to making overall improvements at the facility and to the operations.
The project plan outlines three phases for this undertaking. Each requires state funding and a federal match. The initial part of first phase was to replace aged boilers, to ensure that there were no failures in the heating system. Over the next year we will be spending over $1.3 million in federal dollars, matching $750,000 in state funds already spent, to complete this first phase. Source: Statement by R. TASHA WALLIS (Commissioner, Buildings and General Services