New York City, N.Y. -- The City of Trenton, New Jersey will receive a grant in the amount of $323,714 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to acquire properties and demolish structures that are in a flood-prone section of the city, Lynn G. Canton, Director of FEMA Region II, announced today. The City of Trenton will provide their matching share in the amount of $107,905.
In applying for the grant, The City of Trenton identified properties on Mulberry Street that are contiguous and adjacent to Assunpink Creek, which have experienced repetitive flood losses, damages and injury. Although each property is more than 50- years-old, The New Jersey State Historic Preservation office has determined that they are of no historic significance to the community.
"In 1998, officials in both the City of Trenton and the State of New Jersey joined their forward-thinking colleagues in 44 other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico by becoming a Project Impact community, FEMA's national initiative to create disaster-resistant communities," said Canton. "This grant will enable them to continue to make Trenton a safer community for its residents."