Menendez, Chiesa Announce $3.4 Million in Federal Sandy Relief for Port Authority of NY/NJ, Passiac Valley Sewerage Commission

Menendez, Chiesa Announce $3.4 Million in Federal Sandy Relief for Port Authority of NY/NJ, Passiac Valley Sewerage Commission

Funding for replacing a steel barge, repairs to a sludge thickening facility

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ) today announced $3,371,608.53 in federal Sandy relief grants to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) public assistance program.

"Our recovery is continuing with the help of federal Sandy relief grants like these that help major agencies recover some of the funds spent in restoring services and functions after the storm," said Senator Menendez, who helped lead the New Jersey delegation in the fight for federal Sandy relief. "Even now, long after the storm, we know that many individuals and families are still working toward their full recovery. I won't stop fighting for the federal resources they need until New Jersey has come back better and stronger than before the storm."

"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 federal Sandy relief funding announced today includes:

  • $1,070,295.30 for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to replace and retrofit a steel barge destroyed as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
  • $2,301,313.23 for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission to repair the sludge thickener building 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.

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