March 30, 2021

Warner & Kaine Applaud Biden Admin for Boosting Funds for Covid-19 Emergency Protective Measures in Virginia

~ Biden adjustment will provide more than $22 million in additional funds ~

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded the Biden administration for increasing the amount of federal dollars that Virginia will receive for five emergency projects across the Commonwealth. By adjusting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s federal cost share from 75 percent to 100 percent, the Biden administration will help deliver an additional $22,915,050 in federal funding to cover the cost of communicating COVID-19 warnings and guidance to Virginians and procuring and utilizing medical supplies and equipment to combat the virus. 

“COVID-19 created an immediate threat to the health and safety of our country requiring emergency response and protective measures. We thank the Biden administration for recently adjusting the federal cost share to help the Commonwealth manage, control, and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” said the Senators. “As Virginians continue to wear a mask, social distance, and get tested and vaccinated, we remain committed to ensuring that the Commonwealth has the necessary tools and procedures to continue to tackle this health crisis.”

The following projects will receive funding as listed below:

Recipient

Location

FEMA Share Previously

 

Cost Share Adjustment

Fairfax County

 Fairfax

$5,147,564.33

$1,715,854.77

City of Alexandria

 Alexandria

$3,675,732.45

$1,225,244.15

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

 Richmond

$50,773,516.83

$16,924,505.61

Centra Health

 Lynchburg

$4,285,914.02

$1,428,638.00

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

 Richmond

$4,862,422.42

$1,620,807.47

Total:

 

$68,745,150.05

$22,915,050

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