Grants Help Earthquake-Damaged Schools in Virginia (with Related Video)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided grants of more than $22 million to help the Louisa County (Va.) school system replace two schools heavily damaged in August by an earthquake.

A grant of $19.1 million will help the district attain the $42.9 million needed to rebuild Louisa County High, which sustained severe damage in an Aug. 23 earthquake, which registered 5.8 on the Richter scale. The rest of the funding will come from insurance proceeds and state and local sources.

FEMA also awarded $3.25 million to the district to enable it to rebuild Thomas Jefferson Elementary. The total cost of that project is $13.7 million, and insurance proceeds and state and local funds will cover the rest of the cost.

Related Video at Louisa High School (Va.)

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