WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management $12,783,579 through its Public Assistance grant program to help cover costs related to Superstorm Sandy recovery.

"This funding aims to reimburse local governments who rushed to assist New Jerseyans in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy," said Sen. Menendez. "While we are well on our way towards full recovery, there is still much work to be done. That is why I will continue fighting to ensure that New Jersey receives the resources needed to come back better and stronger than before the storm." "I am pleased to join my colleague Senator Menendez in announcing funding that supports our efforts to rebuild and restore all that was lost during Superstorm Sandy," said Senator Booker. "I am encouraged by the federal support awarded today because every dollar counts. Our beaches, businesses and homes will recover and stand stronger than ever before."

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.