CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WROC) — The Canandaigua Veterans Affairs is getting millions of dollars in federal funding to modernize and expand its campus — a years-long effort with millions already invested.

Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced this final piece of the funding Wednesday afternoon at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, emphasizing the facility was previously set for closure in 2003.

They also announced more than $250 million for several community projects in Rochester and the Finger Lakes Area, including Rise Up Rochester and Lifespan.

The VA campus project in total — over these 20 years — is upwards of $500 million.

This final leg includes the construction of a new state-of-the-art outpatient clinic complex, which includes ten new housing cottages with 120 housing units for veterans.

Also on stage were local veterans, VA officials, and representatives from community organizations that will benefit from the investments.