NEWARK—U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez today announced that Sayreville will receive $1.2 million in federal Sandy aid to reimburse the borough for cleanup costs related to last year’s deadly storm.
Middletown, Newark, Rumson, and Readington will also share in more than $14 million in federal grants announced by the lawmakers today.
“Officials in municipalities throughout the State moved quickly to clean up Superstorm Sandy’s wreckage, and this federal funding will help our communities cover their costs,” said Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and co-author of the Sandy relief bill. “We’ll keep working hard so every New Jersey community has the resources it needs to recover and ensure it is ready for a future storm or emergency event.”
“New Jersey communities that felt Superstorm Sandy’s impact were resilient and spent time, money, and energy rebuilding,” said Menendez. “The over $14 million in federal Sandy relief will help these communities recoup some storm-related costs and also help New Jersey’s long-term recovery. This is a great step forward for these great New Jersey towns and I will continue to fight for the federal resources we need to help all New Jersey communities rebuild even better and stronger than before the storm.”
Public Assistance grants are awarded by FEMA on a rolling basis after receiving applications from the state, which coordinates the process with local governments.
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