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WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will receive an additional $3,303,332 to complete buyouts and demolition of 196 flood prone properties in Sayreville. This latest grant is awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, and was made possible through the Sandy Aid package Congressman Pallone fought for in Congress.
The project, started in 2013, was originally awarded $43,293,713.80, which covered 75% of the project’s total costs. However, the state has now decided to fund this project with 100% federal funds and has been awarded an additional $14,431,238, or 25%. The total project cost is $57,724,954.
“This funding will bring much needed relief to homeowners in Sayreville who have repeatedly suffered and struggled to put the pieces back together after each flood,” said Congressman Pallone. “As extreme weather becomes more and more frequent due to climate change, I’m pleased that the Sandy Aid package has allowed for steps like these buyouts to mitigate future storm damage and costs.”
Pallone has met with a number of Sayreville homeowners who have faced severe and repetitive damages to their homes from flooding, and he fought to secure funding for their buyouts. In a March 2013 letter to Governor Christie on the State’s proposal to use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, Pallone called for full funding to aid the homeowners.
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