WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of a $1,610,224.20 federal Sandy relief grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance grant program to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association to repair the boardwalk in Ocean Grove that was severely by Superstorm Sandy.
“Our boardwalks are the lifeblood of the Jersey Shore, drawing millions of visitors each year and driving the local and state economies,” said Sen. Menendez. “Two years after Sandy, much work is still left to do to rebuild and make our state more resilient. This grant award helps keep our state on its path to full recovery from Superstorm Sandy and relieve the burden felt in hard-hit communities like Ocean Grove as New Jersey rebounds better and stronger than before the storm.”
“So many of New Jersey’s iconic shore communities were devastated after Sandy and have not fully recovered,” said Sen. Booker. “Today’s announcement, allowing for the repair of the historic Ocean Grove boardwalk, is yet another milestone on the way to restoring New Jersey Shore.”
The President signed the Superstorm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill into law last year, 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.