TRENTON, N.J. —The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated more than
$452 million in Public Assistance grants to reimburse local and state governments and eligible nonprofits in New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy.
Public Assistance grants help pay for emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities. So far 2,899 grants have been approved, including more than $18 million for beach projects:
- $14.5 million to Atlantic Highlands Harbor for repairs to piers at the marina.
- $2.13 million to Point Pleasant Beach for repairs to the Point Pleasant Beach Borough boardwalk.
- $1.26 million to Middlesex County for repairs to the boardwalk.
- $382,605 to Mantoloking for repairs to beach crossovers and bulkheads.
- $134,907 to Keansburg for repairs to parks and beachways.
Under the Public Assistance program, FEMA pays grant money to the state, which then forwards the federal funds to eligible state agencies, tribal and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations. The grant money reimburses 75 percent of eligible costs of emergency and permanent work. The remaining 25 percent is provided by non-federal funds.
To learn more about FEMA Public Assistance in New Jersey, visit fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit and state.nj.us/njoem/plan/public-assist.html.
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