Menendez, Booker Announce Nearly $12M in FEMA Sandy Recovery Funding

Menendez, Booker Announce Nearly $12M in FEMA Sandy Recovery Funding

     

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded New Jersey a combined $11,814,163.70 in federal grants to help the Garden State on its road to recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

“These grant awards are important to keep New Jersey on the path to recovery from damages sustained during Superstorm Sandy,” Sen. Menendez said. “I will continue to fight for federal funding that is necessary for our state to rebuild and recover so that it may come back better and stronger from after the storm.”

"This funding reinforces the federal government’s commitment to working with our local partners in ensuring New Jersey communities are rebuilt stronger, more resilient and better prepared for future disasters,” said Sen. Booker.  “More than three years following Sandy’s devastation, communities across New Jersey are still working to rebuild, so we have an obligation to providing the resources they need to be made whole again.”

The funding announced today provides:

  • $1,725,836.40 to Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority to mitigate the damages to the Main Pump Station caused by Superstorm Sandy
  • $2,037,049.20 to Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority to mitigate damages to the Sludge Dewatering/Incineration Building caused by Superstorm Sandy
  • $1,857,283.20 to Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority to mitigate the damages to the Blower Building Two caused by Superstorm Sandy
  • $4,649,511.60 to the Department of Environmental Protection to repair the South Absecon Inlet Jetty, which was damaged in Superstorm Sandy
  • $1,544,483.28 to Jersey City to restore critical public documents from City Hall that were damaged in Superstorm Sandy

In 2013, 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.

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