The Christie Administration announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3 million in Public Assistance grants to the municipalities of Brick and Scotch Plains, as well as a $4.85 Hazard Mitigation grant to the State of New Jersey.
The Township of Brick will receive federal funding for demolition and repair work to the Traders Cover Marina, including repairs to Docks A and B, personal watercraft docks, an electrical storage shed and the replacement of electrical wiring along the marina. The Township of Scotch Plains will receive federal funding for the use of labor contractors for the loading, hauling and disposal of Sandy debris. The State of New Jersey also received a Hazard Mitigation grant, which will be used to fund an initial amount of State Management Costs needed to develop Hazard Mitigation Grant Program applications.
The recipients, total project costs and FEMA grant amounts are as follows:
· BRICK (Ocean County) The total cost of the grant is $1.78 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $1.33 million.
· SCOTCH PLAINS (Union County) The total cost of the grant is $1.63 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $1.22 million.
· HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT FOR STATE OF NEW JERSEY The total cost of the grant is $4.85 million. FEMA is covering 100% of the cost.
Public Assistance reimburses local and county governments and certain nonprofit organizations for eligible disaster-related costs including emergency protective measures, debris removal and public infrastructure repair or replacement costs.