by Tom Johnson / NJ Spotlight
The Christie administration yesterday said it is looking to give $25 million in federal funds to 146 municipalities, counties, and government facilities and services so they can upgrade their energy systems and avert outages during extreme weather.
The funds, allocated from the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, are targeting police and fire stations, emergency operations centers, wastewater treatment plants, and other critical resources.
But skeptics question just what benefits will be achieved by the program, saying it is a mere drop in the bucket of the money needed to address resiliency issues facing local government units.
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