TRENTON – State officials announced this week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded over $12 million in federal grants to the municipalities of East Brunswick, Eagleswood 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.
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. 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. 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:
- EAST BRUNSWICK: The total cost of the grant is $1.53 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $1.14 million.
- EAGLESWOOD: The total cost of the grant is $1.47 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $1.1 million.
- TOMS RIVER: 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.
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