The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a $1.9 million improvement grant to the cemetery.

The grant will fund the installation of a chain-link fence around the perimeter of the 174-acre property, and an ornamental fence around the front of the facility and around the irrigation pond, according to cemetery officials.

Officials said the grant will also provide “much-needed” upgrades to the existing irrigation system.