U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) today announced the awarding of a $8,781,125 Sandy relief grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to replace the Atlantic City Boardwalk damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
“Two-and-a-half years to the day after Sandy struck, our state continues on its path to full recovery,” said Sen. Menendez. “While there is still much work to be done, this federal funding is an important investment in Atlantic City, helping to rebuild its iconic boardwalk stronger and more resilient to handle future storms, while maintaining an attraction that continues to draw crowds of visitors and fuel the local economy.”
“One of the many things that New Jersey is known for is its coastline — especially Atlantic City’s legendary boardwalk,” said Sen. Booker. “It is essential to our state’s economy that we continue to rebuild the Sandy-damaged beaches and communities along the shore. This funding will help New Jersey families, businesses and natural areas continue to recover and prepare for future storms.”
In 2013, the President signed the Superstorm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill into law, 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.