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FEMA Releases $88.3 Million To Assist In WTC Recovery Process In New York City

Release date: 
July 24, 2003
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New York, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) obligated an additional $88,317,717 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).

"FEMA's public assistance program has been a key component 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. "Our close partnership with the state and city of New York have been instrumental in our ability to provide this funding as quickly as possible in order to fulfill President Bush's commitment to the long-term recovery of New York."

The grantees in this latest round of Public Assistance funding include:

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)

  • $26,561,145 for the cost of configuring and finishing temporary leased space to replace offices damaged or destroyed during the WTC collapse. Build-out costs include flooring, walls, finished plumbing, and electrical work. Fit-out costs include furnishings, fixtures, and purchased equipment for temporary location. The costs also include project management, design and coordination.

  • $11,529,323 for costs of general work, site preparation, and site maintenance associated with the constructions of the temporary PATH station and support of the Downtown Restoration Program to include ventilation and drainage systems, electrical and lighting systems, protective barriers and security measures, and general cleaning activities.

  • $7,166,266 for the cost of demolition, repairs or replacements of parts of the PATH tunnels E & F that were destroyed during the collapse of the WTC towers. Elements include repair work, testing and commissioning, track, track support structure, duct banks, cables, drainage, fire protection, in-tunnel communications, and railroad signaling.

  • $4,737,081 for replacement and temporary relocation costs for miscellaneous IT/telecom services and equipment destroyed in the collapse of One World Trade Center.

  • $2,754,193 for costs of emergency equipment for Port Authority recovery operations at the WTC site, to replace emergency operations equipment damaged or destroyed during the response to the WTC collapse, and for support equipment and services that aided in the recovery effort and security detail.

  • $1,123,602 for costs associated with the construction of a ferry terminal at Pier A. This ferry terminal supplemented existing transportation facilities and improved emergency public transportation measures after the WTC collapse rendered the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) tunnels between New Jersey and lower Manhattan inoperable.

  • $1,091,157 for replacement of administrative office and medical office supplies destroyed in the Port Authority's headquarters and other offices in WTC Tower One.

New York Office of Management and Budget

  • $27,986,289 for costs associated with the increase in NYC's fringe benefit rate from Fiscal Year (FY) 2000. The overtime fringe benefit includes medicare, unemployment, worker's compensation, and retirement benefits paid to Force Account laborers for the completion of eligible permanent and emergency work associated with the World Trade Center disaster.

New York State Department of Law

  • $1,519,378 for costs associated the department's lease of...
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