Pallone Announces $1.6 Million Grant to Repair Conover Pavilion in Deal
Long Branch, NJ- Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that FEMA has awarded $1,619,466.55 in federal funding to reimburse Deal for the replacement of the Conover Pavilion and to repair a parking lot damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The area sustained significant damage during Sandy and the FEMA funding, which will pay for 90% of the total project cost, will work to restore the area to pre-storm conditions.
“This critical funding will help reimburse Deal for repairs in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy,” said Pallone. “Residents of Deal have shown tremendous resiliency in the five years since Sandy and grants like this provide much-needed financial relief to our local governments as communities recover from Sandy.”
In 2013, Congressman Pallone helped pass the Superstorm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill, 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.