Utah is among 35 states getting a cut of $36.7 million in Department of Veterans Affairs grants that will help create 1,526 beds for homeless veterans, the VA announced Tuesday.

Utah's share will be $113,607 to be used by the Homeless Veterans Fellowship in Ogden, adding eight beds in a new building for homeless vets in that area.

"The fact that the HVF was selected as one of the grant recipients is a testament to the great work they have been doing for many years helping veterans who have fallen on hard times," said Terry Schow, executive director for the VA in Utah.

More information on the VA's homeless programs can be found at www.va.gov/homeless.