Rep. Pallone Announces More than $7 million in Grants for Middlesex County to Help Rebuild from Sandy
New Brunswick, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that the Carteret Housing Authority and Middlesex County Utilities Authority have received grants of $1,944,531.44 and $5,281,846.43 respectively, to reimburse them for recovery efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The grants will reimburse Carteret for repairs to public housing, while the Middlesex County grant will defray the cost of repairs and effective mitigation to protect the Edison Pump Station.
“Grants like these provide much-needed financial relief to our local governments as communities continue to recover from Sandy by repairing housing and infrastructure,” said Congressman Pallone. “New Jerseyans have shown tremendous determination and resilience and I am pleased to see FEMA assisting New Jersey with this much needed work.”
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. Congressman Pallone has helped secure several grant in recent years to repair waterways including $59 million in 2013 and $28 million in 2015.