A group of Southern Tier Towns, cooperating under the banner of NY Rising, is being awarded additional funds to continue recovery efforts from the 2011 floods.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo praised the effort saying the Southern Tier was being awarded $3 dollars for the best regional collaboration in recovery efforts.

Municipalities in the region sharing the portion of $60 million in federal disaster relief aid include Conklin, the Towns of Union and Vestal, Owego and Sidney.

Margaretville is also getting a $3 million award.