Governor Christie Releases $15 Million in Grants for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

By | May 14, 2013

(Source: Governor Chris Christie) – The Christie Administration announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded over $12 million in federal grants to the municipalities of Eagleswood, East Brunswick and Toms River, as well as the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA), for emergency costs incurred as a result of Superstorm Sandy.

Eagleswood will receive federal funding for the repair of a municipal building and the replacement of 175 grinder pumps damaged or destroyed as a result of Sandy. East Brunswick and Toms River will receive federal funding for the use of labor and contractors for the loading, hauling and disposal of Sandy debris. Federal funds will also be awarded to DMAVA for search and rescue operations, sandbagging, securing disaster areas and providing food, water, ice and other essential needs in areas affected by Sandy.

The recipients, total project costs and FEMA grant amounts are as follows:

-    EAGLESWOOD (Ocean County) The total cost of the grant is $1.47 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $1.1 million.
-    EAST BRUNSWICK (Middlesex County) The total cost of the grant is $1.53 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $1.14 million.
-    TOMS RIVER (Ocean County) The total cost of the grant is $4.82 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $3.61 million.
-    NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS The total cost of the grant is $4.51 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $3.38 million.

Public Assistance reimburses local and county governments and certain nonprofit organizations for eligible disaster-related costs including emergency protective measures, debris removal and public infrastructure repair or replacement costs.

Source: Governor Chris Christie

2 thoughts on “Governor Christie Releases $15 Million in Grants for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

  1. Darlene Borsella

    My husband and I were affected by Super Storm Sandy and lost our shore home. We had over 50% structural damage to the home. I would like to know how to apply for this new grant that Governor Christie has proposed. Can you please give me information on how to apply?

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  2. Alex Ferreras Post author

    We are sorry but the information that this press release contains is for the recovery of city buildings. The deadline to register for disaster assistance from FEMA in New Jersey was May 1, but hopefully you can find some new answers at this link: http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2013/05/09/while-registration-has-closed-fema-remains-active-helping-new-jersey-recover. SBA Disaster Loan centers have now replaced the regular disaster assistance centers. Don’t give up though, contacting FEMA with the information provided at the link we provided can help you to uncover new options if available.

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