WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6) today announced that Monmouth Beach will receive more than $1.68 million in federal funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funds will reimburse Monmouth Beach for debris cleanup costs from Superstorm Sandy.

"Monmouth Beach took quick action to clean up debris in its neighborhoods and communities after Superstorm Sandy struck, and this federal aid will help cover the costs of those early emergency actions,"said Sen. Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, which funds FEMA."This funding will help Monmouth Beach further recover from the devastation caused by Sandy, and I'll keep fighting for New Jersey to make sureweget the aid necessary tofullyrecover and rebuild."

"As New Jersyans continue along the road to recovery from the worst natural disaster in our state's history, thesefederal funds will go a long way towards helping rebuild the community of Monmouth Beach,"said Sen. Menendez, who helped lead the New Jersey delegation's efforts to secure federal Sandy relief funding. "This grant will reimburse municipalities for debris cleanup costs in the immediate aftermath of the Superstorm. It is imperative that we continue to ensure that all affected areas hit by Sandy have access to the necessary resources needed to recover from this disaster and I applaud FEMA's work in helping residents and communities throughout New Jersey get back ontheirfeet."

"Cleanup in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy has been an enormous challenge with much of the burden falling to municipalities,"said Rep. Pallone, who represents some of the areas hardest hit by Sandy."This funding will help reimburse Monmouth Beach for the costs incurred by their quick response to the storm. We have a lot of work ahead of us to fully recover from Sandy's devastation and the work that was done in the early days after the storm was, and continues to be, crucial to rebuilding the Shore."

This grant provides $1,682,802.37 in federal funding toreimburseMonmouth Beach for the useofpersonnel andequipment forthe loading and hauling of debrisresulting fromSuperstorm 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 clean water infrastructure.