NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced the awarding of a $19,337,503 Sandy relief grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management for costs related to Superstorm Sandy.
“This federal funding will bring our state one step further down the path to full recovery from Superstorm Sandy,” said Sen. Menendez. “Nearly three years after our state’s worst natural disaster, our neighborhoods still endure the scars of Sandy and need these critical reimbursements. I will continue to fight for the resources New Jersey needs to continue rebuilding and moving forward.”
“Nearly three years after Superstorm Sandy, the road to full recovery continues for communities and families across New Jersey. Today’s funding announcement represents much needed help for our state,” Sen. Booker said. “I will continue my work with Senator Menendez and federal agencies to continue to bring these vital resources home.”
In 2013, 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.