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Posted at 1:03 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Northern Virginia counties receive more snow disaster aid

By Jennifer Buske

The commonwealth received additional federal funds Monday to help cover the costs associated with digging out from last winter's snowstorms.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency allocated just over $3 million to the Virginia Department of Transportation for reimbursement of expenses related to snow removal in Prince William and Loudoun counties during the December 2009 and February 2010 storms, FEMA officials said.

Roughly $1.4 million of the funding will go to Prince William, and $1.6 million to Loudoun, FEMA officials said. To date, more than $45.7 million has been approved to Virginia applicants affected by the storms.

The grants, plus administrative costs, represent a 75 percent federal share of project costs, FEMA officials said, noting that the remaining 25 percent will be paid with non-federal funds distributed by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Also on Monday, FEMA announced that it will award an additional $1.2 million in snow disaster aid to the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative. The funds will help cover expenses incurred for the removal of debris and restoration of power in Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier, Stafford and Prince William counties during the February 2010 storm, FEMA officials said.

By Jennifer Buske  | January 31, 2011; 1:03 PM ET
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