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$2.4 billion in FEMA Public Assistance grants for Hurricane Sandy recovery

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January 27, 2014
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NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $2.4 billion in Public Assistance grants to reimburse local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits for costs associated with emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding public facilities.

Recently approved grants include:

  • $1.8 million to the Long Island Power Authority to protect 13 substations from additional damage and flood waters by installing flood protection barriers and providing temporary generator connections.
  • $3.4 million to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for repairs to the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. The four-lane bridge connects Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway, Queens to Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.
  • $5.8 million to the New York City School Construction Authority for emergency protective measures at the John C. Thompson building located in Staten Island, and at P.S. 105 The Bay School and The Scholars’ Academy, both in Queens.

For Hurricane Sandy, FEMA’s Public Assistance program reimburses local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofit organizations 90 percent of eligible costs for emergency and permanent work.

To learn more about FEMA Public Assistance in New York, visit: and

For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit,, and


Last Updated: 
February 14, 2014 - 14:02
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