Menendez, Chiesa Announce 13.9 Million in Federal Sandy Aid for Sea Isle City, Asbury Park & Bradley Beach

Menendez, Chiesa Announce 13.9 Million in Federal Sandy Aid for Sea Isle City, Asbury Park & Bradley Beach

WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ) today announced $13,927,263.70 in federal Sandy relief grants to Sea Isle City, Asbury Park and Bradley Beach to reimburse costs incurred as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The grants are provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance grant program.

"New Jersey communities that felt Superstorm Sandy's impact showcased tremendous resilience while having to spend money, time and energy rebuilding," said Senator Menendez, who helped lead the New Jersey delegation in the fight for federal Sandy relief. "I am very glad to see this assistance coming to Sea Isle City, Asbury Park and Bradley Beach, and I will continue to fight for the federal resources needed to help move New Jersey forward in our long-term recovery from Superstorm Sandy."

"These resources help our communities continue recouping the substantial costs incurred during and after Superstorm Sandy," said Senator Chiesa. "I commend FEMA for their continued attention to the New Jersey recovery and providing our cities and towns with the resources they desperately need."

The funding announced today includes:

  • $1,076,541.45 to Bradley Beach for the use of force account and contracts to repair the boardwalk, bulkheads, dune fencing and recreation equipment encompassed within the beach area damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
  • $3,649,907.05 to Asbury Park for the use of force account and contractors for the repair to the Boardwalk damaged as result of the storm.
  • $9,200,815.20 to Sea Isle City for the use of contractors for beach re-nourishment and replacement of dune grasses and sand fence at the Sea Isle City Beach damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy

In January, President Barack Obama 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.

Public Assistance grants are awarded by FEMA on a rolling basis after receiving applications from the state, which coordinates the process with local governments.

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