Sens. Menendez, Booker Announce More than $4M FEMA Grants to Aid NJ’s Sandy Recovery

Sens. Menendez, Booker Announce More than $4M FEMA Grants to Aid NJ’s Sandy Recovery

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of more than $4 million in federal Sandy relief grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance grant program for administrative and cleanup cost in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

""Two years after Sandy, much work is still left to do to rebuild and make our state more resilient," said Sen. Menendez. "These grant awards help relieve the burden felt in hard-hit communities and keep our state on its path to full recovery from Superstorm Sandy."

"The devastation Sandy brought on our state is still felt my our residents and municipalities," said Sen Booker. "The critical federal grants announced today will help Monmouth County and Long Beach Township rebuild and be better prepared for future disasters. I will continue to work hard to make sure these resources are available to all those in need and hope that the funding announced today continues to demonstrates the long term commitment to New Jersey communities on the road to recovery."

The specific grant awards follow:

  • $1,095,332 Monmouth County
    For emergency protective measures to help first responders perform search and rescue operations, evacuations and secure temporary facilities destroyed or damaged as a result of Superstosrm Sandy
  • $2,980,979 Long Beach<
    For the use of contractors to replace sanitary sewer lines destroyed as a result of Superstorm 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.