Menendez, Booker Announce $2.5M in Federal funding to Rebuild Sandy-Destroyed Beach Haven Municipal Building

Menendez, Booker Announce $2.5M in Federal funding to Rebuild Sandy-Destroyed Beach Haven Municipal Building

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) today announced the awarding of $2.5 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program to rebuild the Beach Haven Municipal Building after it was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy.  A new emergency operations center will be added to the building.

“Although we’ve made great progress since Sandy battered our state, many towns are still dealing with the aftermath,” said Sen. Menendez. “This federal funding will allow Beach Haven to repair its public facilities to better serve its residents, and mitigate the risk of future flooding and damage.  I will continue to fight for the resources necessary to ensure New Jersey is better prepared to withstand the next storm”

“Beach Haven sustained devastating damage as a result of Superstorm Sandy and continues on the road to full recovery,” said Sen. Booker. “This federal funding will help Beach Haven rebuild stronger and more resilient in the face of future storms. I am pleased to see successful programs like this make critical investments in New Jersey communities."

The old structure was demolished and construction of the new municipal building and emergency operations center began in 2016, supported by $5 million from local funding sources.  The direct federal community facilities loan will ensure the project’s completion. 

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