Menendez, Lautenberg Announce More Than $2.5 Million in Sandy Aid to Townships of Brick and Scotch Plains

Menendez, Lautenberg Announce More Than $2.5 Million in Sandy Aid to Townships of Brick and Scotch Plains

Federal Grants Will Reimburse Towns for Repair and Cleanup Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ)today announced that Brick Township and Scotch Plains Township will receive more than $2.5 million in federal Sandy aid to reimburse the towns for the costs ofrepairs and debris cleanup in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The funding is distributed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program.

"Communities throughout New Jersey sustained Superstorm Sandy's impact, from shore towns like Brick to towns further inland such as Scotch Plains. The initial response and clean-up efforts made by our dedicated personnel in these communities helped New Jersey take the first steps toward recovery,"said Senator Menendez, who helped lead New Jersey's delegation in the fight for federal Sandy relief. "This Sandy relief funding will help Brick and Scotch Plains cover debris removal costs incurred as a result of Superstorm Sandy. We will continue to fight for federal resources to aid our recovery and help all of New Jersey come back better and stronger than ever before."

"Thesefederalgrants willhelp promotethe continued resurgence of our local communities in Sandy's aftermath,"said Senator Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, which funds FEMA. "We'll keep working to help provide New Jersey's towns and cities withfederal resourcesto rebuild stronger and be prepared for the next storm or emergency event."

Details of the two grants follow:

  • $1,338,746.43 to Brick Township for dock repairsat the TradersCoveMarina.
  • $1,229,583.21 to Scotch Plains Township for the cleanup of debris 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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