The proposed Fort Ord veterans cemetery got the extra $1 million organizers had hoped for Thursday.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill by state Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, that changed money pegged as a loan for the Central Coast State Veterans Cemetery into an allocation.
The money is coming in the nick of time. There is a state deadline Tuesday for organizers to raise $2.6 million or risk losing a federal grant.
"As you can imagine," Monning said by phone, "we're thrilled."