Sens. Menendez, Booker Announce $1.2M in Sandy Relief Funds for Hoboken School

Sens. Menendez, Booker Announce $1.2M in Sandy Relief Funds for Hoboken School

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding Hoboken Catholic Academy $1,198,993.50 in federal Sandy relief funding for storm-related repairs.

"Almost two years after Superstorm Sandy hit our shores, there are still residual problems across the state and we need to continue providing for our communities that need help," said Sen. Menendez. "This funding will allow Hoboken Catholic Academy to ensure it is a healthy and safe environment for its students and faculty. I will continue to fight for all of those still impacted by the storm as we continue to work toward full recovery in New Jersey."

"Unfortunately, communities all over the state are still recovering from the devastation brought on by Superstorm Sandy," said Sen. Booker. "These much needed relief funds put the Hoboken Catholic Academy back on track to continuing their success academically and in the community. I am committed to ensuring all of our communities have the funding needed to recover and rebuild."

The federal funding awarded to Hoboken Catholic Academy will pay for the use of contractors for emergency measures of oil decontamination and asbestos removal at the school as a result of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

The President signed the Superstorm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill into law last year, 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.