Pallone Announces CDBG Disaster Recovery Grants to Asbury Park, Keansburg
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced $350,000 to the city of Asbury Park and $271,413 to Keansburg in Community Development Block Grant Disaster (CDBG) Recovery funds. These grants can help local government entities whose budgets are strained from the Sandy rebuilding process to maintain essential services to the community.
“Sandy took a lot out of our local governments financially, and I’m thrilled that these grants will help communities plug holes in their budgets,” said Pallone. “New Jerseyans’ lives have been disrupted enough as a result of this terrible storm, and it’s important to the rebuilding process that our cities and schools continue to support the community as they did before the Sandy.”
New Jersey has received $1,829,520,000 in CDBG grants from the Sandy aid package passed by Congress earlier this year. Under New Jersey’s Disaster Action Plan approved by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development on April 29, 2013, $60 million will support local government entities so they can maintain essential services. The large majority of CDBG grants will support individuals and small businesses suffering damages following Superstorm Sandy. These grants will help residents repair their homes, fund buyouts in areas where people face repetitive flooding, assist homeowners who need help to raise their homes and businesses with repair costs not covered by insurance or small business loans.
“I look forward to additional rounds of CDBG funding reaching more of our local government entities, residents, and small businesses in need,” Pallone added.