Senators Announce More Than $1 Million For Union County’s Sandy Cleanup Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Jeff Chiesa today announced a federal grant of $1,166,993.55 to reimburse Union County for costs associated with the loading, hauling, and disposal of debris following Superstorm Sandy. The grant is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance grant program.

“Whether it’s for a county government recouping cleanup costs, or a Jersey Shore community repairing storm damage, every bit of Sandy relief moves New Jersey forward in our recovery from the storm,” said Menendez (D-NJ). “I am very glad to see this Sandy relief coming to Union County… and I will continue to fight for the federal resources we need to continue the progress on our recovery.”

“I commend FEMA for their continued attention to the New Jersey recovery and will work to provide our cities and towns with the resources they desperately need,” said Chiesa (R-NJ).

The funding announced today includes $1,166,993.55 for Union County to reimburse for costs associated with the loading, hauling, and disposal of debris.

In January, President Barack Obama signed the Superstorm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill into law, bringing the total Sandy aid enacted by Congress to $60.2 billion. The funding package included federal aid to help homeowners, businesses, and communities recover, and resources to rebuild coastal, transportation, and water infrastructure.

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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