Menendez, Lautenberg Announce More Than $14 Million in Federal Sandy Aid for Middletown, Sayreville, Newark, Rumson, and Readington

Menendez, Lautenberg Announce More Than $14 Million in Federal Sandy Aid for Middletown, Sayreville, Newark, Rumson, and Readington

Grants Will Reimburse Municipalities for Costs of Sandy Debris Removal

NEWARK - U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) today announced that Middletown, Sayreville, Newark, Rumson, and Readington will receive more than$14million in federal Sandy aid to reimburse the municipalities for the costs of debris cleanup and removal in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The grants, which total$14,130,867.98, are provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance grant program.

"New Jersey communities that felt Superstorm Sandy's impact were resilient and spent time, money, and energy rebuilding,"said Senator Menendez. "The over $14 million in federal Sandy relief will help these communities recoup some storm-related costs and also help New Jersey's long-term recovery. This is a great step forward for these great New Jersey towns and I will continue to fight for the federal resources we need to help all New Jersey communities rebuild even better and stronger than before the storm."

"Officials in municipalities throughout the State moved quickly to clean up Superstorm Sandy's wreckage, and this federal funding willhelpour communitiescovertheir costs,"said Senator Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and co-author of the Sandy relief bill."We'll keep working hard so every New Jersey community has the resources it needs to recover and ensure it is ready for a future storm or emergency event."

Details of the five grants are as follows:

  • Middletown Township will receive a $6,363,346.48 grant for debris removal as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
  • Rumson will receive a $2,973,298.62 grant for debris removal as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
  • Readington Township will receive a $2,223,024.52 grant for debris removal as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
  • Newark will receive a $1,327,768.06 grant for debris removal as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
  • Sayreville will receive a $1,243,430.30 grant for debris removal 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.

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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