Sandy victims get 3 more years to get grant money for flood work

Sandy victims get 3 more years to get grant money for flood work


By:  Jean Mikle
The Record

 

Good news for Sandy survivors: the federal government has given them three more years to use grant funds for flood mitigation projects.

 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the three-year extension. It means Sandy victims have that much longer  to access up to $30,000 in Increased Cost of Compliance funding — money to help elevate homes or perform other work to protect homes from flooding.

“This is great news for survivors of Sandy who are trying to make their homes more resilient and less vulnerable to future storms,” said U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.  “I’ve heard from many constituents who want to elevate and fortify their homes, but were mired in a financial limbo by running up against an arbitrary deadline that could cost them federal funding they already paid for in their flood insurance policies."

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