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$2.2 Billion in FEMA Public Assistance Grants for Hurricane Sandy Recovery

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December 18, 2013
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NEW YORK -- More than $2.2 billion in federal aid has been approved to reimburse state, local and tribal governments for Sandy-related response and recovery efforts to date in New York. This figure includes over $31 million for permanent work to protect against future disaster damage.

Public Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency provide reimbursement for some costs of emergency response. So far, 2,907 grants have been approved, including $575 million for debris removal, $1.1 billion for protective measures, $41 million for roads and bridges, $934 million for water control facilities, $89 million for public buildings, $356 million for public utilities and $70.8 million for parks and recreational facilities.

Here is the breakdown of approved Public Assistance projects by county:

Bronx County

$2.2 million

Greene County


Kings County

$37 million

Nassau County

$332 million

New York County

$746 million

Orange County

$2.5 million

Putnam County

$1.5 million

Queens County

$452 million

Richmond County

$1.3 million

Rockland County

$12.4 million

Suffolk County

$141 million

Sullivan County

$1 million

Ulster County

$2.9 million

Westchester County

State government agencies

$38 million

$464 million

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Last Updated: 
July 8, 2017 - 11:39
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