HOBOKEN -- U.S. Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on Wednesday announced that Hoboken and Brick Township will receive more than $2.5 million in federal aid to reimburse the municipalities for the costs of emergency public safety measures taken as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Hoboken will get $1.128,283.95 in aid.
“The massive flooding in Hoboken and Brick challenged New Jersey communities’ emergency response capabilities like never before," said Menendez. "That is why this funding is so vital – not only in helping these communities recoup some of the costs related to responding to the storm, but also in helping New Jersey’s long-term recovery.”
Federal reimbursement under this program is available to state and local governments for a variety of protective measures, including conducting search and rescue operations, providing security forces such as police and guards, providing shelter or emergency care, sandbagging, securing damaged buildings and homes, providing essential needs like food and water, carrying out emergency repairs and demolitions, and removing health and safety hazards.
In January, the President 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 clean water infrastructure.