Menendez, Booker Announce More Than $19 Million in Sandy Relief

Menendez, Booker Announce More Than $19 Million in Sandy Relief

Funding will go to Bayonne, Port Authority of NY & NJ and Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority for Restoration Projects

WASHINGTON, DC -U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced $19,068,945.46 in federal Sandy relief grants to the city of Bayonne, Port Authority of NY & NJ and Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority to cover costs of restoration projects as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The grants are provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance grant program.

"Our entire state continues on its path to full recovery from the storm with the help of federal Sandy relief grants like these," said Senator Menendez, who helped lead the New Jersey delegation in the fight for federal Sandy relief. "This funding will help pay for rebuilding projects of critical public facilities that were profoundly affected by Superstorm Sandy. I remain committed to making sure that New Jersey continues to receive the resources necessary to come back better and stronger than before the storm."

"Much work remains to make whole the families and communities impacted by Sandy, but today's awards are another step towards recovery," Senator Booker said. "We must continue to ensure that federal resources reach those in need and keep working to focus federal recovery efforts."

The funding announced today includes:

  • $1,116,706.84 to Bayonne for the use of force account and contracts for force account labor, equipment, and contractors to perform repairs to the G. Thomas DiDomenico Park.
  • $1,356,013.98 to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the use of contractors to repair the New Jersey Terminal Administration Building, which had its 30,500 square foot ground floor flooded.
  • $16,596,224.64 to the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority for the use of contractors for the repair to the incinerators damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy.

In January, the President signed the Superstorm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill into law, bringing the total Sandy aid enacted by Congress to $60.2 billion. The funding package included federal aid to help homeowners, businesses, and communities recover, and resources to rebuild coastal, transportation, and water infrastructure.

###

Press Contact

202-224-4744