New York, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) obligated an additional $46,935,242 today to the state of New York to assist the city of New York in the long-term recovery from the attack on the World Trade Center (WTC).
"Funds provided through FEMA's public assistance program are central to the recovery efforts by state and city agencies in the wake of the World Trade Center attacks," said Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response. "We continue to work closely with the state and city of New York to fulfill President Bush's commitment to support the long-term recovery."
The grantees in this latest round of Public Assistance funding include:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)
- $10,806,970 for replacement of the voice telephone network that was lost when the Port Authority's headquarters were destroyed in the collapse of One World Trade Center.
- $9,576,139 for desktop computer systems, laptops and servers to replace equipment lost in the Port Authority's WTC headquarters.
- $4,435,923 reimbursing the Port Authority for overtime labor costs associated with performing emergency response activities.
- $2,459,895 for replacement of the Port Authority's 800 MHZ radio system and associated installation costs in locations around the metropolitan area.
- $2,146,563 reimbursing the Port Authority for costs related to the replacement of electronic office equipment such as photocopiers, printers, fax machines, document scanners, image projection equipment and associated supplies, all destroyed in the collapse of the World Trade Center.
- $1,142,093 for costs associated with the procurement of radio equipment used for emergency work, including handheld radios, mobile radios for Port Authority vehicles, batteries, chargers and other related items.
Fire Department of New York (FDNY)
- $3,810,674 for supplies needed to support disaster-related emergency work including firefighting, search and rescue, inspections and victim notification and identification.
- $3,424,453 for overtime and backfill for uniformed department members' disaster-related administrative duties.
- $1,130,989 for disaster-related overtime expenses incurred by FDNY employees performing emergency response activities at the WTC site, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, and the Staten Island Landfill.
New York City Police Department (NYPD)
- $1,554,262 reimbursing the city for benefits paid to the families of uniformed police officers who died while responding to the attack on the World Trade Center.
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
- $5,144,727 reimbursing the DEP for funds expended to date for the lower Manhattan residential clean-up program.
New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO)
- $1,302,554 for disaster-related relocation expenses incurred by the Legal Aid Society. The society's centralized data hub, which was located at 90 Church St. in lower Manhattan, was extensively damaged in the 9/11 attack. A subsequent decision was made to create a new data hub in Lake Success, N.Y. The data hub serves 28 different Legal Aid Society sites in the greater New York metropolitan area.
New York State Emergency Management Office Director Edward F. Jacoby, Jr. said, "The FEMA /SEMO Public Assistance program has been a critical part of the 9/11 recovery effort. This partnership is a key eleme...