Kentucky’s House passed a bill Tuesday that would authorize $10.5 million in state bond funds for construction of the state’s fifth veterans’ nursing home.

The funds are a required match for $19.5 million in federal funds slated to build the 90-bed state veterans’ nursing facility in Bowling Green, which would serve 17 counties in south central Kentucky.

Other nursing facilities in the state are in Hazard, Wilmore, Hanson and Radcliff.

The bill was sent to the Senate for consideration.