NEW YORK -- FEMA has approved more than $452 million in Hurricane Sandy assistance to fund emergency efforts and help repair and rebuild public infrastructure in Queens County.
To date, local, state and federal recovery officials have identified 130 projects from applicants in Queens County that are eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The $452,123,532 million represents 90 percent of the cost of approved PA projects that will be reimbursed by FEMA. The state manages the PA program and disburses funding.
A breakdown by category of work:
Debris Removal $ 7,779,552
Emergency Protective Measures $ 407,144,933
Roads and Bridges $ 9,891,877
Buildings and Equipment $ 7,262,269
Utilities $ 19,976,443
Parks, Recreational and Other Facilities $ 68,455
$3,537,304 is included in the funding for Queens County for permanent work that will reduce or eliminate repeat disaster damage.
PA applicants can include:
- state agencies
- local and county governments
- private nonprofit organizations that own or operate facilities that provide essential government-type services
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.