Pallone Announces $1.3 Million Grant for Sea Bright Flood Mitigation
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that the town of Sea Bright in New Jersey’s sixth district was awarded a grant of $1.37 million to fund a bulkhead repair project. It was awarded thanks to a request submitted by Congressman Pallone to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Sea Bright is extremely flood-prone because it is narrow and bordered on the west side by the Shrewsbury River and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. These neighborhoods experience frequent flooding due to high tide events, storm events, or a combination of both.
“I am pleased that Sea Bright will be receiving a grant to build and repair critical bulkheads,” said Pallone. “Chronic flooding has sadly become a regular occurrence in the lives of the residents and business-owners of these neighborhoods, and the bulkheads will go a long way to minimize flooding and protect the community.”
The funding will go towards the installation of a new bulkhead at the foot of Beach Way, and to repair five bulkheads at the foot of River Street, South Street, Beach Street, Center Street and Osborne Place. The grant will also fund a submersible storm water pump at Osborne Place.
Sea Bright was also recently awarded $12.3 million from the Army Corps of Engineers for a beach replenishment project, which will also benefit the neighboring borough of Monmouth Beach.