$16 million

May 27, 2015 | Number of The Day
Amount of federal Sandy relief grants to continue buyouts of flood-prone areas and address other issues

Almost $16 million in new relief grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency were announced Tuesday by New Jersey’s U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker.

The money will be used in the following manner:

  • $3.8 million to continue buyouts of flood-prone properties in Woodbridge, providing money for an additional 98 properties, bringing the total buyouts in that town to 187.
  • $3.7 million to Manville to further fund the acquisition and demolition of 104 properties.
  • $1.9 million to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission from flood damage from Sandy.
  • $1.5 million to Atlantic City to replace a section of the boardwalk damaged as a result of Sandy, and move it behind the seawall built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • $5 million to Ocean City to the North Pump Station project, which will eliminate chronic nuisance flooding and make roads withstand the 10-year storm level.