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By Office of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg | February 19th, 2013 - 4:35pm
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NEWARK—Today, Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced that Little Egg Harbor, the City of Margate, the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority, and the New Jersey State Police will receive more than $15 million in federal funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funds will reimburse these local and state entities for cleanup and emergency protective efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

“When Superstorm Sandy hit, New Jerseyans came out in force to protect their neighbors and clean up debris, and this federal aid will help cover the costs of critical response efforts,” said Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, which funds FEMA. “These grants will be incredibly helpful to our agencies, cities, and towns, but there is much work we still must do to help New Jersey rebuild and recover, and I look forward to bringing more federal disaster aid back to New Jersey as soon as possible.”

“Small towns, public utilities and major cities were all in Superstorm Sandy’s destructive path last year, and it was the dedicated response of our public safety personnel that made such a critical difference in helping New Jersey’s clean up after the storm and taking the first steps toward recovery,” said Senator Menenedez, who helped lead New Jersey’s delegation in the fight for federal Sandy relief. “This funding will help meet expenses incurred during the debris clean up, as we continue to fight for federal resources to aid our recovery and help New Jersey come back better and stronger than ever before.”

The details of the five federal grants are below:

Little Egg Harbor
This award provides $3,344,363.24 in federal funding to the Township of Little Egg Harbor for the removal of debris resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

City of Margate
This award provides $1,809,098.90 in federal funding to the City of Margate for the removal of debris resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority
This award provides $2,407,105.27 in federal funding to the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority for emergency protective measures to repair damage to the raw sewage main pump station required as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

New Jersey State Police
This award provides $2,139,803.93 in federal funding to the New Jersey State Police for labor and equipment used to perform emergency protective measures required as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

New Jersey State Police
This award provides $5,585,808.22 in federal funding to the New Jersey State Police for public health and safety activities as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Last month, the President signed into law the Superstorm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill, 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.


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