Menendez, Booker Announce More Than $23 Million in Sandy Relief Funding

Menendez, Booker Announce More Than $23 Million in Sandy Relief Funding

NEWARK, NJ - U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a combined total of $23,823,340 in federal funding to help the Garden State on its road to recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

"The work in New Jersey is still not done," said Sen. Menendez. "These grant awards will help keep New Jersey communities on the path to full recovery from Superstorm Sandy. I will continue to fight to make sure our state continues to receive the resources necessary to come back better and stronger than before the storm."

"The road to recovery from Superstorm Sandy continues for communities and families across New Jersey, but today's funding announcement represents another step in the right direction," Sen. Booker said. "I look forward to continuing my work with Senator Menendez and federal agencies to bring these vital resources home."

The grant awards follow:

  • $1,036,025.48 in Federal funding to Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission for the repair to the wet weather pump station damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
  • $20,309,686.16 in Federal funding to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to remove the sand and silt debris impacting state maintained navigable waterways as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
  • $2,377,629.00 in Federal funding to Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association for the repair of the boardwalk damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy.

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