NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2,129,988.56 in federal grants to reimburse Oceanport for the cost to replace its Department of Public Works and Police Buildings destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

“Federal aid continues to play a major role in New Jersey’s long road to recovery from the worst natural disaster in our state’s history,” said Sen. Menendez.  “This federal grant will cover 90 percent of the project cost, allowing the Oceanport community and its residents to rebuild and move forward without dipping far into their local budget.  It is an illustration of the importance of federal funding for local communities, and why I will continue to fight for the resources New Jersey needs to come back better and stronger after the storm.”

“This funding reinforces the federal government’s commitment to working with our local partners in ensuring New Jersey communities are rebuilt stronger, more resilient and better prepared for future disasters,” said Sen. Booker.  “More than three years following Sandy’s devastation, communities across New Jersey are still working to rebuild, so we have an obligation to providing the resources they need to be made whole again.”

In 2013, President 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.

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